HBO Asia employs new Workers
Workers was filmed on a Taiwanese contruction site
HBO Asia is preparing to roll out its latest original drama next month, from the team behind multi-award-winning scripted series The World Between Us.
Workers (6×60’) will premiere on HBO Go on May 10 at 21.00 with two back-to-back episodes.
The Mandarin-language drama, based on the bestselling novel of the same name and stars Christopher Lee and Alex Ko, follows a group of construction workers who daydream about being rich. They resort to countless outrageous get-rich-quick schemes, only to make fools out of themselves.
Filmed in a real construction site in Taiwan, Workers reflects an increased focus in local content by HBO Asia’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
Clement Schwebig, MD of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks, South-East Asia, Pacific and China, said: “With 20 HBO Asia Original productions to date, WarnerMedia is ramping up its investment in distinctive locally relevant content this year.
“Our past Taiwanese original productions, from The Teenage Psychic to The World Between Us, has not only scored critical acclaim internationally but also won the hearts of fans across the region and beyond. Fans can look forward to more HBO Asia Originals premiering this year, including more Taiwanese productions, starting with Workers.”
The HBO Asia Original series is produced in association with Kbro Media, as well as HIM International Music, and produced by DaMou Entertainment, the studio behind acclaimed HBO Asia Original The World Between Us.
It is directed by Cheng Fen-Fen, produced by Lin Yu-Ling, and written by Hong Zi-Ying and Cheng Fen-Fen.