HBO Asia sets US premiere date for anthology drama Invisible Stories
HBO Asia presents Invisible Stories, a compelling six-episode half-hour anthology drama that explores the triumph and tragedy of migrant workers living in Sungai Merah, one of Singapore’s public housing communities. The trailer for the series, which premieres in the US on Monday, August 3 on HBO and HBO Max, can be viewed in the player below!
Each thirty-minute episode dives into the struggles of an array of characters, ranging from a construction worker longing to create his own home, to an aspiring social media influencer willing to capture anything in exchange for fame, to a spiritualistic cab driver dealing with his own demons, and more. Equal parts gritty and tender, Invisible Stories dives into the less glamorous side of Singapore, providing a much-needed voice to the unsung pillars of the city.
Golden Horse Award winner Yeo Yann Yann (Wet Season and ILO ILO) and Taiwanese newcomer Devin Pan appear in the first episode, with veteran Singapore actor Wang Yu Qing (Hello From The Other Side and Reach For The Skies) plays the taxi driver in the second episode.
Other cast members include Thai actress and model Suchada Muller (Insect In The Backyard and The Last Executioner), Malaysian actor and director Gavin Yap (The Bridge and Lion Mums 3), Bangladeshi actor Sudip Biswas (Sutopar Thikana and Café 999), Indonesian actress Sekar Sari (SITI). Cast from Singapore include Regina Lim (Not So Long Time Ago, Home Is Where The Heart Is), Aden Tan (Lion Mums and Ah Boys To Men 3) and Sunny Pang (Code Of Law and Fly By Night) as well as Singapore based actress Rosalind Pho (HBO Asia Original Sent, Tanglin).
The series had its world premiere at the 2019 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and had its first two episodes, “Lian” and “Chuan” showcased at the 2019 Singapore International Film Festival in November.
Episode 1: “Lian”
Episode 2: “Chuan”
Episode 3: “June”
Episode 4: “Keagan”
Episode 5: “Sayeed”
Episode 6: “Huiyi”
Invisible Stories is created by Ler Jiyuan; executive producers are Jonathan Spink, Jessica Kam, Ler Jiyuan, Garon De Silva.