Unveil the truth with thrilling mysteries on Warner Media this June

Feed your adrenaline rush with a maelstrom of new action-packed thrillers on WarnerMedia’s entertainment platforms this June. Uncover the truth and fight for the rights and justice of the people you love. Be prepared for a host of great content coming your way on HBO GO, HBO, Warner TV, CINEMAX and RED by HBO, all available on SKYcable.

On HBO (SKYcable ch 54SD | 168HD in Metro Manila)

Annabelle Comes Home
Premieres Saturday, 6 June at 9pm

WarnerMedia Mystery June

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target – the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy – and her friends. Stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace and Madison Iseman.

I May Destroy You
Premieres Monday, 8 June at 10.30am

WarnerMedia Mystery June

This 12-episode half-hour HBO Original drama series explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in the new landscape of dating and relationships, we make the distinction between liberation and exploitation. Set in London, where gratification is only an app away, the story centres on Arabella, a care-free, self-assured Londoner with a group of great friends, a holiday fling-turned aspirational boyfriend in Italy, and a burgeoning writing career. But when she is spiked with a date-rape drug, she must question and rebuild every element of her life. Written by and stars BAFTA award-winner Michaela Coel.

The Head
Premieres Friday, 12 June at 9pm

WarnerMedia Mystery June

This six-episode HBO Asia Original series is a survival thriller set in the Polaris VI international polar station in Antarctica during its long, dark Antarctic months, engulfed by the cold, the wind and the vast expanses of ice. A select group of scientists from different countries oversee maintaining the base operational during the long polar nights. But during winter, the station suddenly stops communicating with the outside world. With dialogues in English and Danish, the suspenseful series stars an international cast including Tomohisa Yamashita.

The Bridge S2
Premieres Monday, 15 June at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO

WarnerMedia Mystery June

The series picks up one year after where the story ended in season one. A yacht registered in Singapore drifts ashore in Johor with a deceased Indonesian family on board. Investigating the slew of serial killings that ensue, the characters become mired in a web of treachery, deceit, and personal tragedy. Stars Bront Palarae, Rebecca Lim, Ario Bayou, Adrian Pang and Cheryl Samad.

Perry Mason
Premieres Monday, 22 June at 9am

WarnerMedia Mystery June

Based on the story and characters by author Erle Stanley Gardner, this HBO Original drama series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer, Perry Mason, in 1932 Los Angeles. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself. Stars Emmy® Winner Matthew Rhys, John Lithgow, and Tatiana Maslany. Executively produced by Robert Downey Jr.

John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Premieres Saturday, 27 June, at 10pm

WarnerMedia Mystery June

Super assassin John Wick has a $14 million price tag on his head after killing a member of the High Table, the shadowy international assassins’ guild. Now excommunicado, and with an army of the world’s most ruthless hit men and women on his tail, John must find a way to survive in this third chapter of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise. Stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry and Laurence Fishburne.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
Premieres Monday, 29 June at 10am

WarnerMedia Mystery June

Based on the best-selling true crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by journalist Michelle McNamara. The HBO Original documentary series follows her true story as she tracked the violent offender whom she dubbed “The Golden State Killer” – a man who terrorized California in the late 1970s and early 1980s, committing 50 home-invasion sexual assaults and ten murders.

On Cinemax (ch 36SD | 198HD in Metro Manila)

Trackers
Premieres Saturday, 6 June at 10am

WarnerMedia Mystery June

This six-episode series is based on the bestselling South African author Deon Meyer and interweaves three story strands into a sophisticated action-packed thriller. The series covers the length and breadth of South Africa, and explosively collides in Cape Town in a violent conspiracy involving organised crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, Black Rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot. Stars Rolanda Marais, James Gracie, Sandi Schultz, Thapelo Mokoena and Trix Vivier.

On RED by HBO (ch 74SD in Metro Manila)

Babel
Premieres Saturday, 13 June at 10pm

WarnerMedia Mystery June

The series follows the prosecutor Cha Woo-Hyuk who embarks on a mission to uncover the truth behind his father’s death. His life becomes intertwined with married actress Han Jung-Won when the latter becomes the prime suspect in the murder case of her husband. Stars Park Si-Hoo and Jang Hee-Jin.

On Warner TV

Pennyworth S1
Premieres Monday 29 June, at 9pm on Warner TV

WarnerMedia Mystery June

The DC series explores the origins of titular Wayne Family butler Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company in 1960s alternate London. After being targeted by a group conspiring to subvert the British Government, Alfred teams up with American agents Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane – who later become the parents of Bruce Wayne. Stars Jack Bannon and Ben Aldridge.

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CinemaWorld brings Russian movie “Mortal Affair” for free on SKY On Demand

In Mortal Affair, stunning female photographer Sasha finds her artist lover murdered.  She goes on the run from the criminals who wants to leave no witnesses alive and the authorities who view her as the prime suspect.  While struggling to keep herself alive, she unravels the mystery of his death.

Mortal Affair (aka Chistoe Iskusstvo in Russian) stars Russian actress Anna Chipovskaya as Sasha.  She is joined by Pyotr Fyodorov,  Konstantin Yushkevich and Dmitry Brauer.  The film is helmed by Renat Davletyarov.

CinemaWorld brings this 2016 Russian thriller for free on SKY On Demand this August,  allowing registered users of the video streaming service to view the movie online for one month at no additional cost.

To use SKY On Demand, register at skyondemand.com.ph. You can watch the movie and more using your computer’s browser or by downloading the SKY On Demand app on the Google Playstore or the Apple App Store.

CinemaWorld is a 24-hour, movie channel that premieres the world’s best and award-winning movies, box-office successes, critics’ favorites from all around the world. SKYcable and One SKY subscribers can add it to their channel line-up for only Php150/month.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

Amy Adams stars in new HBO limited series Sharp Objects premiering July 9

Five-time Academy Award-nominee Amy Adams (“Arrival,” “Nocturnal Animals“) stars in the new TV series Sharp Objects, set to premiere on HBO at 9am on Monday, July 9, taking up the slot left vacant by Westworld.

The eight-episode series is based on the novel of the same name, with Adams playing reporter Camille Preaker who comes back to her hometown to cover the murder of one preteen girl and the abduction of another. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

Sharp Objects is the first novel of now renowned author Gillian Flynn(“Gone Girl,” “Dark Places“), who also wrote some of the series’ episodes.  She shared “I wrote it nights and weekends and holidays with no real belief it would ever be published, because I felt like I had to bring this girl to life, so it holds a sacred place with me. It’s a strange and thrilling thing, bringing text to screen, allowing it to become a new thing while honoring readers’ interpretations too — it’s fun and a bit scary.

“This was my first novel, yet the last to reach screen — 12 long and often disappointing years. But then Amy came along, and I thought, ‘Oh, that was it! Camille was waiting for Amy to play her.’ And that’s not lofty, writer talk. I really believe Camille needed Amy.”

Emmy, DGA and PGA award-winning director Jean-Marc Vallée (HBO’s “Big Little Lies”; “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wild”) who helmed the project relays that he was quite taken in by the character Camille saying “I was falling for this character. Never met, never seen, nor heard anyone like this before.

“I was fascinated by her obsession with words, the way she uses them to define herself, to heal and to harm, and her way of describing the world, her way of talking about herself, her wounds and imperfections. What a unique voice, so raw, so dark, and yet so honest and vulnerable. That is Camille Preaker’s beauty, and Amy Adams.’ I feel grateful and fortunate to have witnessed the spectacular work of an actress who dared to play in the dark, with no safety net.”

The series’ cast of characters are:

Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a St. Louis newspaper reporter sent on assignment to Wind Gap, her quaint Missouri hometown, to cover the gruesome murder of one preteen girl and the disappearance of another.

Adora Crellin (Patricia Clarkson – the “Maze Runner” series, HBO’s “Six Feet Under“), Camille’s mother and queen of Wind Gap’s high society, who has her serene, picture-perfect life threatened by the unexpected return of her estranged daughter.

Richard Willis (Chris Messina – “The Mindy Project,” HBO’s “The Newsrooom“), a detective brought in from Kansas City to support Wind Gap’s sheriff in the search for the killer of a young girl. He joins forces with Camille to try to solve the mystery.

Amma (Eliza Scanlen – “Home and Away”), Camille’s 15-year-old half-sister, living a double life as a restrained and girlish daughter at home with her parents, and as a brash, impetuous teenager when out with friends.

Jackie (Elizabeth Perkins – “This Is Us,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm“), the local gossip and renowned alcoholic. Trashy, fun and larger than life, she knows she’s a “backwoods Barbie” and has a sense of humour about it.

Vickery (Matt Craven – “X-Men,” “Justified“), the frustrated small-town police chief, trying to preserve the reputation of Wind Gap by keeping a lid on the possibility that a serial killer might live among them.

John Keene (Taylor John Smith – “Cruel Intentions,” “American Crime“), moody and sombre since the murder of his 13-year-old sister. His sensitive, temperamental nature raises eyebrows and makes him a prime suspect in the murder investigation.

Meredith (Madison Davenport – “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series“), the confident and supportive girlfriend of murder suspect John Keene.

Bob Nash (Will Chase – HBO’s “The Deuce“), the hot-tempered father of Ann Nash, Wind Gap’s first murder victim.

Alan Crellin (Henry Czerny – “Quantico,” “When We Rise“), Adora’s attentive, mild-mannered husband, who dotes on her.

Curry (Miguel Sandoval – “Station 19,” “Medium“), Camille’s caring and supportive newspaper editor, who sends her on assignment to her home town.

Young Camille (Sophia Lillis – “It“), a 14-year-old tomboy who is devoted to her younger sister, Marian.

Episodes airing in July include:

Episode #1: “Vanish”

Premieres Monday, July 9 at 9am

Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), a reporter for the St. Louis Chronicle, is sent to her rural hometown of Wind Gap by her editor, Curry (Miguel Sandoval), to file a story about two missing girls, one of whom was found dead and presumed murdered. The assignment, which reunites Camille with her overbearing mother, Adora (Patricia Clarkson), stepfather, Alan Crellin (Henry Czerny), and half-sister, Amma (Eliza Scanlen), brings back traumatic childhood memories, including the death of Camille’s younger sister, Marian (Lulu Wilson), when both were schoolgirls. Tormented by her past and seeking refuge through alcohol, Camille joins Detective Richard Willis (Chris Messina) and Chief of Police Vickery (Matt Craven) in following leads around town that might shed light on the fate of the most recent missing girl.

Episode #2: “Dirt”

Premieres Monday, July 16 at 9am

Camille (Amy Adams) searches for clues at the funeral and wake for Wind Gap’s latest victim, and clashes with her mother (Patricia Clarkson) over Camille’s presence in the town. Richard (Chris Messina) finds a surprising way to arrive at a conclusion about the murderer’s profile. Camille pays a visit to the working-class home of a young boy (Matty Evers) who says he witnessed the abduction, and confronts Chief Vickery (Matt Craven) about why he ignored the boy’s claim.

Episode #3: “Fix”

Premieres Monday, July 23 at 9am

Camille (Amy Adams) relives a recent tragedy as she struggles to piece together the murders in Wind Gap. Richard (Chris Messina) grows frustrated with Chief Vickery’s (Matt Craven) assumptions regarding potential suspects. A defiant Amma (Eliza Scanlen) shows off her wild side to Camille, while Adora (Patricia Clarkson) admonishes Camille for meddling in the investigation and a town in mourning.

Episode #4: “Ripe”

Premieres Monday, July 30 at 9am

Camille (Amy Adams) agrees to show Richard (Chris Messina) some of Wind Gap’s crime scenes, though the tour opens up old wounds.  Alan (Henry Czerny) confronts Adora (Patricia Clarkson) about her sharing confidences with Chief Vickery (Matt Craven), who is concerned about the Crellins hosting the annual “Calhoun Day” attended by Wind Gap’s youth. Fired from his job at Preaker Farms, John (Taylor John Smith) shares off-the-record revelations with Camille that raise fresh concerns for her.

New Sharp Objects episodes will air Mondays on HBO (SKYcable ch 54 SD and 168 HD in Metro Manila) at 9am with same day primetime encore at 10pm.  New episodes will also be available for streaming within the same day on HBO Go, HBO’s online streaming service exclusively available in the Philippines to SKY subscribers.

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Series and episode details provided by HBO in a recent press release.

Disclosure: I work for SKY and part of my job is promoting its products and services, especially the content it provides to its subscribers. I consider being able to share my love for TV shows and movies and the experience of watching and talking about them with like-minded people some of the biggest perks of my job.

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You can also purchase the novel that the series is based on, Gillian Flynn’s Sharp Objects, at Amazon.com.

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