Set in Manila, Halfworlds tells the story of bloodthirsty, mythical creatures called engkangtos who live out in the open with humans. A character named Alex, who is half-human and half-engkangto, seeks to find the original source of the dwindling haven plant that will heal all engkangtos of their hunger for human flesh amid the war between the engkangto tribes over the plant and power.
Halfworlds, which premiered on HBO Asia’s on-air, online, and on-demand platforms on November 2015 has been critically acclaimed in Asia. It has won numerous accolades including the Asian TV Awards in 2016 and the Apollo Awards for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017.
On social media, Bianca and Mikhail expressed their excitement to be working with HBO Asia. On Twitter, Mikhail wrote, “Honored to be directing the first Philippine HBO Originals Mini-Series.” On Instagram, Bianca posted an image of HBO as she captioned the photo with “surreal.”
Premiering in 2020 on HBO Go and HBO, the series is made in partnership with Cignal TV.
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