WarnerMedia adds Thai YA “Forbidden” to HBO Asia Originals Lineup

by Matthew Escosia
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Another HBO Asia original is added to the slate of WarnerMedia’s upcoming dramas. Forbidden is a Thai mystery drama following on the story of four friends who travel from Bangkok to a remote village in the mountains to attend a funeral. It is said that the show has started production and will be dropping eight 60-minute episodes.

All we know for now is that singer-actor Krissanapoom Pibulsonggram (more commonly known as JJ) will be part of the cast. The series will be co-directed by Anucha Boonyawatana (Malila: The Farewell Flower) and Korean-American Josh Kim (How To Win At Checkers (Every Time)).

Despite the buzz around the newly announced series, Forbidden is not first HBO Asia drama to feature Asian culture. Horror series Folklore explores different myths and superstitions across Asian countries, and was renewed for a second season on the network. Another Asian-based series that was renewed, this time for a third season, is Halfworlds, a fantasy thriller where demons from Asian myth live in an underground society.

There is no official date of release yet for Forbidden, but the series is slated for release on WarnerMedia’s regional streaming service HBO GO and HBO this 2021.

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