A town like “Grisse”

movie & TV October 17, 2018 13:16

By The Nation

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HBO Asia’s brand new original period drama “Grisse”, is an eight-part hour-long series that is set in the mid 1800’s within the colonial period of the Dutch East Indies.



 The English language series chronicles the story of a group of unlikely individuals who lead a rebellion against a brutal governor and suddenly find themselves in control of a Dutch garrison town called Grisse. The story revolves around a number of unique characters, each from diverse backgrounds and creeds who unite for the chance to break the yoke of tyranny and write their own destiny.

“Grisse” premieres on Sunday, November 4 at 8pm exclusively on HBO with new episodes showing at the same time every Sunday. The series will also be available on HBO GO via AIS PLAY and AIS PLAYBOX.

Developed and produced by HBO Asia together with Singapore-based Infinite Studios, “Grisse” will feature an ensemble cast of actors who are based in Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Europe, Australia and the US. They include Adinia Wirasti (HBO Asia’s “Halfworlds Season 1”), Marthino Lio (“Sayang You Can Dance”), Michael Wahr (“City Homocide”), Edward Akbar (“Air Terjun Pengantin”), Jamie Aditya (“Sync or Swim”) and Toshiji Takeshima (HBO’s “True Blood”).

HBO has also recently announced that select HBO Asia Original productions will be available to audiences in HBO Europe’s territories. These HBO Asia Original titles include “Grisse”, the horror anthology series “Folklore”, Japanese drama series “Miss Sherlock” and the first two instalments of the Chinese language martial arts anthology movie series, “Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So and “Master of the Shadowless Kick: Wong Kei-ying”. These titles will be available in territories including Spain (on HBO Espana), Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark (on HBO Nordic), and in Central European territories including Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Croatia (on HBO Europe). “Grisse” will also be available to HBO’s US subscribers across the channel’s platforms.