WARRIOR season 2 debuts on 3 October exclusively on HBO GO and CINEMAX

The drama series Warrior begins its ten-episode second season same time as the U.S. on Saturday 3 October at 10am exclusively on HBO GO and CINEMAX. The episode encores the same day at 10pm on CINEMAX with new episodes premiering weekly. Stream or download the entire first season of Warrior on HBO GO. Based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Warrior was created by and is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper (CINEMAX’s “Banshee”) under Tropper Ink Productions, executive produced by Justin Lin (director of “Star Trek Beyond” and “Fast & Furious 9”) for Perfect Storm Entertainment and executive produced by Shannon Lee for Bruce Lee Entertainment.

Starring Andrew Koji (“Snake Eyes”), the second season of Warrior also features returning series regulars Kieran Bew (“The Street”), Olivia Cheng (“Marco Polo”), Dianne Doan (“Vikings”), Dean Jagger (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Langley Kirkwood (CINEMAX’s “Banshee”), Hoon Lee (CINEMAX’s “Banshee”), Christian McKay (“Me and Orson Welles”), Joe Taslim (“A Night Comes For Us”), Jason Tobin (“Fast & Furious 9”), Joanna Vanderham (“Eddie & Sunny”), Tom Weston-Jones (“Dickensian”) and Perry Yung (CINEMAX’s “The Knick”). New season two series regulars include Celine Buckens (“War Horse”), Dustin Nguyen (also directing episode 6; “21 Jump Street”), Chen Tang (“Mulan”), Miranda Raison (“Artemis Fowl”) and recurring series regular Maria Elena Laas (“Vida”).

Warrior is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family).

Season two follows rival Chinatown tongs, the Hop Wei and the Long Zii, as they fight for dominance amidst the growing anti-Chinese racism that threatens to destroy them all.  After barely surviving last season’s disastrous showdown, Ah Sahm is back with the Hop Wei and determined to wreak vengeance on Long Zii’s new leader, Mai Ling (Dianne Doan), who also happens to be his sister. Spending his nights honing his martial arts skills at a notorious Barbary Coast fight pit run by a savvy, opportunistic woman named Rosalita Vega (Maria Elena Laas), Ah Sahm harbors ambitions to topple Hop Wei head Father Jun (Perry Yung). To accomplish this, he pushes tong heir Young Jun (Jason Tobin) into a new opium deal and welcomes the arrival of an enthusiastic new recruit and fighter, Hong (Chen Tang).

As the two tongs fight for dominance over the course of the season, both face numerous outside threats, including from the brutal Fung Hai tong and its nihilistic leader Zing (Dustin Nyugen), the embittered Irish labor movement led by tough-as-nails bar owner Dylan Leary (Dean Jagger), and the hostile local government under the politically spineless Mayor Blake (Christian McKay) and his scheming deputy, Walter Buckley (Langley Kirkwood). With the stakes mounting and tensions with her brother growing, Mai Ling struggles to control her new-partner Zing, and lover and tong lieutenant, Li Yong (Joe Taslim).

Meanwhile, brothel madame Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) continues to pursue her secret and violent agenda and slowly becomes intrigued by Nellie Davenport (Miranda Raison), a wealthy widow using her fortune to rescue young Chinese sex workers. Struggling to get out from the Fung Hai’s grip, debt-ridden police sergeant Bill O’Hara (Kieran Bew) faces growing suspicion from his subordinate (Tom Weston-Jones) while fixer and profiteer Wang Chao (Hoon Lee) continues to play both sides. Socialite-turned-businesswoman Penny Blake (Joanna Vanderham) works to keep her father’s factory open using Chinese labor and must adjust to the arrival of her young, rebellious sister Sophie (Celine Buckens) who begins to cross family lines in favor of the Irish labor movement. Between the local political turmoil and the escalating gang violence, tensions in Chinatown threaten to boil over into a full-scale war that will raise the stakes and its survival of the fittest for those left standing.

Episodes include:

Episode 1: “Learn to Endure, or Hire a Bodyguard”

Debut date: Saturday, 3 October at 10am

Back with the Hop Wei, Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) spends his nights at the Barbary Coast fight pit, confronting a new anti-Chinese group, Teddy’s Boys. While Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) accuses him of just looking for another fight, an empowered Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) worries about her brother’s next steps. Meanwhile, Bill (Kieran Bew) finds it hard to break out of his role as enforcer for Zing; Penny (Joanna Vanderham) is determined to continue running Mercer Steel, much to Blake’s (Christian McKay) dismay; and Chao (Hoon Lee) offers Ah Sahm some advice for his future with Young Jun (Jason Tobin).

Written and Directed by Jonathan Tropper

Episode 2: “The Chinese Connection”

Debut date: Saturday, 10 October at 10am

Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) and Young Jun (Jason Tobin) search for a discreet place to hide their product after striking a deal with a new opium supplier. As Lee (Tom Weston-Jones) becomes increasingly dependent on laudanum, he and Bill (Kieran Bew) continue to investigate the swordsman murders. Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) sends Li Yong (Joe Taslim) and Zing (Dustin Nguyen) to deliver a message to a rival tong. Penny (Joanna Vanderham) asks for Ah Sahm’s help in protecting her factory. Sophie (Celine Buckens) continues to pique Leary’s (Dean Jagger) interest. Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) receives a visit from Nellie Davenport (Miranda Raison), a wealthy widow committed to ending the exploitation of Chinese women.

Written by Brad Kane; Directed by David Petrarca

Episode 3: “Not How We Do Business”

Debut date: Saturday, 17 October at 10am

With their new enterprise going well, Young Jun (Jason Tobin) shares his worries with Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) about the new men Father Jun (Perry Yung) has brought over from China, and later, the partners are impressed by Hong (Chen Tang), an enthusiastic recruit with a secret. Meanwhile, Chao (Hoon Lee) goes to Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) for help keeping Zing (Dustin Nguyen) away from his business, Sophie (Celine Buckens) grows closer to Leary (Dean Jagger), Nellie’s (Miranda Raison) politics raise questions from her peers, and things take a deadly turn at Bill’s (Kieran Bew) home.

Written by Brad Kane; Directed by David Petrarca

Episode 4: “If You Don’t See Blood, You Didn’t Come to Play”

Debut date: Saturday, 24 October at 10am

As the police prepare for retribution, Chao (Hoon Lee) comes to Bill (Kieran Bew) with a mutually beneficial proposal. A sympathetic Sophie (Celine Buckens) offers Leary (Dean Jagger) a new plan. Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) and Penny (Joanna Vanderham) have a moment when he confides his plans for the future. Buckley (Langley Kirkwood) urges Blake (Christian McKay) to take a stand against the Chinese, Lee (Tom Weston-Jones) seeks to ease his pain, Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) invests in a legitimate business, and Nellie (Miranda Raison) urges Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) to imagine a different kind of life for her sex workers.

Written by Evan Endicott & Josh Stoddard; Directed by Loni Peristere

Episode 5: “Not for a Drink, a F*ck, or a G**damn Prayer”

Debut date: Saturday, 31 October at 10am

A guilty Mai Ling (Dianne Doan) tries to make things right with Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), who’s more intent than ever on seeking revenge. Penny (Joanna Vanderham) finds her business in trouble and learns that Ah Sahm has been using her. Leary (Dean Jagger) gets a warning and offers one of his own. Ah Toy (Olivia Cheng) pays an emotional visit to Nellie’s (Miranda Raison) Sonoma winery. Bill (Kieran Bew) and Chao (Hoon Lee) put their plot against the Fung Hai into action.

Written by Evan Endicott & Josh Stoddard; Directed by Loni Peristere

Episode 6: “To a Man with a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail”

Debut date: Saturday, 7 November at 10am

Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), Young Jun (Jason Tobin), and Hong (Hoon Lee) travel with Vega (Maria Elena Laas) to Rooker’s Mill, a U.S.-Mexico border town owned by Elijah Rooker (Conor Mullen), the wealthy host of a lucrative fight tournament that Ah Sahm is determined to win. As he learns more about Vega, Ah Sahm draws the attention of another fighter, Dolph (Mike Bisping), and later, Rooker himself.

Written by Jonathan Tropper & Brad Kane; Directed by Dustin Nguyen

Warrior is produced for CINEMAX by Perfect Storm Entertainment, Tropper Ink Productions and Bruce Lee Entertainment; created and executive produced by Jonathan Tropper. Justin Lin and Andrew Schneider executive produce on behalf of Perfect Storm Entertainment. Shannon Lee executive produces for Bruce Lee Entertainment. Executive produced by Brad Kane and Richard Sharkey. Co-executive produced by Kenneth Lin, Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard.

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Father’s Day TV treats on Blue Ant channels

Father’s Day is just around the corner, so what have you got planned for Dad?  Aside from cooking is favorite dishes, what else is in your scheme to give him the royal treatment?

How about treating him to an all-day TV fest? On Father’s Day, June 21, Blue Ant Channels have a power-packed line-up of shows for him to enjoy.

On Blue Ant Entertainment (SKYcable ch 196 HD | ch 53 SD in Metro Manila), Dad can just sit back, relax and watch his favorite flicks. From 1.25pm, he can binge on action movies Gladiator and Fast & Furious and rip-roaring comedies Bean The Movie and Neighbors.

Blue Ant Entertainment Father's Day

On Blue Ant Extreme (SKYcable ch 209 HD | ch 104 SD in Metro Manila), Dad can get his fill of high-octane and action-packed shows. From 12.10pm, celebrate it with his idols – Bruce Lee, Johnny Cash, Dale Earnhardt and more – or laugh it out with The Fail Army.

Blue Ant Extreme Father's Day

So get Daddy’s reclining chair and snacks ready for Father’s Day!

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Brand new HBO original series Perry Mason debuts 22 June exclusively on HBO GO and HBO

Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, HBO Original drama series Perry Mason, starring Emmy® winner Matthew Rhys, debuts same time as the U.S. on Monday, 22 June at 9am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO, with a same day encore at 10pm on HBO. Subsequent new episodes premiere every Monday at the same time.

1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong. The series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. 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.

Perry Mason stars Matthew Rhys as Perry Mason, a low-rent private investigator who is living check-to-check and is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a broken marriage; John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan, a struggling attorney and a semi-regular employer of Mason; Juliet Rylance as Della Street, E.B. Jonathan’s creative and driven legal secretary; Tatiana Maslany as Sister Alice McKeegan, the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, preaching to a hungry congregation and a radio audience across the country; Chris Chalk as Paul Drake, a beat cop with a knack for detective work; and Shea Whigham as Pete Strickland, who is hired by Mason as an extra set of eyes on his various investigations.

The series also stars Stephen Root, Gayle Rankin, Nate Corddry, Veronica Falcón, Jefferson Mays, Lili Taylor, Andrew Howard, Eric Lange, and Robert Patrick. A full list of character descriptions is available here.

Episodes include:

Episode 1: “Chapter One”
Monday, 22 June at 9am

Los Angeles, 1931. On the heels of an unsavoury investigation involving a famous comedian, Perry Mason (Matthew Rhys) – a PI struggling to make ends meet – and his right-hand man Pete Strickland (Shea Whigham) are hired by attorney E.B. Jonathan (John Lithgow), Perry’s mentor, to solve a perplexing case: the brutal kidnapping of one-year-old Charlie Dodson, whose parents Matthew (Nate Corddry) and Emily (Gayle Rankin) were targeted for a $100,000 ransom. After meeting with Herman Baggerly (Robert Patrick), a millionaire elder at the Dodsons’ church, Perry, E.B., and E.B.’s legal secretary Della Street (Juliet Rylance) ponder why a family of unmistakably modest means would be extorted for such a steep price. Written by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Tim Van Patten.

Episode 2: “Chapter Two”
Monday, 29 June at 9am

Following one of her trademark barn-burning sermons, Evangelical preacher Sister Alice (Tatiana Maslany) offers the Dodsons the church’s full moral and financial support – much to her mother Birdy’s (Lili Taylor) dismay. During a routine domestic intervention, beat cop Paul Drake (Chris Chalk) is rerouted to a gruesome crime scene, where he follows a confounding trail of evidence. Mason (Matthew Rhys) is left incensed by a jaw-dropping admission from Baggerly (Robert Patrick) and, after pressing Emily (Gayle Rankin) on her husband’s alibi, finds himself confronted by an outraged Della (Juliet Rylance). Detectives Holcomb (Eric Lange) and Ennis (Andrew Howard) use Drake’s (Chris Chalk) findings to their own advantage. Written by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Tim Van Patten.

Episode 3: “Chapter Three”
Monday, 6 July at 9am

In order to gain an advantage over E.B. and team, wily district attorney Maynard Barnes (Stephen Root) goes public with a shocking new development. Mason (Matthew Rhys) and Strickland (Shea Whigham) get unauthorized access to physical evidence with help from Virgil (Jefferson Mays), Mason’s connect at the city morgue. Later, Mason attempts to extract information from a withholding Drake (Chris Chalk), who’s weary of Holcomb (Eric Lange) and Ennis’ (Andrew Howard) watchful eyes. Della (Juliet Rylance) notices a change in E.B. (John Lithgow), who seems uncharacteristically out of sorts. Written by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald; directed by Tim Van Patten.

Episode 4: “Chapter Four”
Monday, 13 July at 9am

Mason (Matthew Rhys) and Strickland (Shea Whigham) lean on Virgil (Jefferson Mays), again, for extra-legal assistance. Following Sister Alice’s (Tatiana Maslany) recovery from a frightening episode, Birdy (Lili Taylor) urges her daughter to renounce her claims about baby Charlie. E.B. (John Lithgow) faces the reality of his financial situation and takes his frustrations out on Della (Juliet Rylance). Written by Steven Hanna & Sarah Kelly Kaplan; directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven.

Executive producers (in alphabetical order), Amanda Burrell, Robert Downey Jr., Susan Downey, Ron Fitzgerald, Joe Horacek, Rolin Jones, and Timothy Van Patten (who also directs); co-executive producer: Aida Rodgers; producer: Matthew Rhys; created by Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald; based on the characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner.

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Latest addition to DC’s TV Universe, Stargirl, to premiere in Asia exclusively on Warner TV on 10 June

Superhero fans in Asia can look forward to catch the latest addition to the growing repertoire of DC’s television adaptations as the brand new original series Stargirl, starring Brec Bassinger, debuts with four back-to-back episodes exclusively on Warner TV on Wednesday, 10 June at 7pm. Subsequent new episodes premiere same day as the U.S. every Wednesday from 17 June at 9.50pm on Warner TV.

Created by one of the most successful comic book writers of his time, and award-winning screenwriter and producer Geoff Johns (“Doom Patrol”, “Aquaman”, “The Flash”), the thirteen-episode series follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore as she inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to take up the legacy of a long-lost superhero team – The Justice Society of America – and stop the villains of the past.

Brec Bassinger (“Bella and the Bulldogs”, “School of Rock”) stars as Courtney Whitmore a.k.a. Stargirl, the new kid in town and Blue Valley High, who struggles to make friends until she forges unlikely friendships with Yolanda Montez, Beth Chapel and Rick Tyler, all with super-powers.

Yvette Monreal (“Rambo: Last Blood”, “Matador”) stars as Yolanda Montez a.k.a. Wildcat, a straight A student at Blue Valley High who never does anything wrong, until she is put in a situation in which she has no control.

Anjelika Washington (“Young Sheldon”, “Shameless”) stars as Beth Chapel a.k.a. Dr. Mid-Nite, an outcast who befriends Courtney and the other members of the new Justice Society of America.

Cameron Gellman (“The Good Doctor”, “20th Century Women”) stars as Rick Tyler a.k.a. Hourman.

Other cast members include Trae Romano (“Robbie”, “The Three Stooges”), Jake Austin Walker (“Lethal Weapon”, “Fear the Walking Dead”), Hunter Sansone (“Unfollowed”, “Little Did He Know”), Meg DeLacy (“The Fosters”, “Zac and Mia”), Neil Jackson (“Westworld”, “Blade”), Christopher James Baker (“True Detective”, “Gotham”), Amy Smart (“The Butterfly Effect”, “Shameless”) and Luke Wilson (“Zombieland: Double Tap”, “”Roadies”). The series is created and written by Geoff Johns. Johns executive produces along with Primetime Emmy nominee Greg Berlanti (“Love, Simon”, “Blindspot”, “Arrow”), Melissa Carter (“Famous in Love”, “Queen Sugar”), Greg Beenma (“Smallville”, “Falling Skies”) and Sarah Schechter (“Blindspot”, “Arrow”).

Episodes include:

Season 1 Episode 1: “Pilot”
Wednesday, 10 June at 7pm on Warner TV
In the series premiere, Courtney’s seemingly perfect life in Los Angeles gets upended with a move to Blue Valley, Nebraska with her mother Barbara (series star Amy Smart), stepfather Pat Dugan (series star Luke Wilson) and stepbrother Mike (series star Trae Romano), and she finds herself struggling to adapt to her new town and high school. But when Courtney discovers that Pat is harbouring a major secret about his past, she ultimately becomes the unlikely inspiration for a new generation of Super Heroes. Written by Geoff Johns and directed by Glen Winter.

Season 1 Episode 2: “S.T.R.I.P.E.”
Wednesday, 10 June at 8pm on Warner TV
After Courtney has an unexpected run-in with a member of the Injustice Society of America, Pat reveals the truth to her about their history. Meanwhile, Barbara is elated when she sees Courtney making an attempt to get along with Pat, not knowing the secret they’ve been keeping. Finally, things take a dangerous turn at Blue Valley High’s open house night when Courtney becomes the target of a dangerous foe. Written by Geoff Johns and directed by Greg Beeman.

Season 1 Episode 3: “Icicle”
Wednesday, 10 June at 9pm on Warner TV
After a dangerous run-in with a member of the Injustice Society of America, Pat warns Courtney to back down from her attempts to go after them. But when she encounters what she believes to be a message from one of them, she urges Pat to help her. Meanwhile, Barbara makes strides at work, which impresses her new boss Jordan Mahkent (series star Neil Jackson). Written by Colleen McGuinness and directed by Michael Nankin.

Season 1 Episode 4: “Wildcat”
Wednesday, 10 June at 9.50pm on Warner TV
After realising that she needs the extra help, Courtney sets out to recruit new members to the Justice Society of America – starting with Yolanda Montez (series regular Yvette Monreal). Elsewhere, Pat’s suspicion is piqued after a bizarre conversation with one of the town’s residents. Written by James Dale Robinson and directed by Rob Hardy.

Season 1 Episode 5: “Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite”
Wednesday, 17 June at 9.50pm on Warner TV
As Courtney sets her sights on recruiting more members to the Justice Society of America, Pat finds himself one step closer to learning which ISA members may be in Blue Valley. Meanwhile, a search for Rick Tyler (series regular Cameron Gellman) leads Courtney, Yolanda and Beth Chapel (series regular Anjelika Washington) to Cindy Burman’s (series regular Meg DeLacy) Halloween party. Written by Melissa Carter and directed by David Straiton.

Stargirl is amongst the three upcoming DC shows premiering on WarnerMedia channels. The first season of Pennyworth will premiere in Asia exclusively on Warner TV on Monday, 29 June at 9pm and HBO Max Original series Doom Patrol Season 2 will debut exclusively on HBO GO. Premiere date is still to be confirmed.

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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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Brand-New HBO Asia Original Series THE HEAD To Premiere 12 June On HBO GO And HBO

Winter has fallen on the South Pole. The sun will soon disappear for the next six months. A small team of scientists, known as the Winterers, will remain at the Polaris VI Antarctic Research Station to continue their innovative research. Their work is crucial in the fight against climate change and they are under the command of renowned biologist Arthur Wilde. But when spring comes, summer commander Johan Berg returns to the station only to find most of the team dead or missing. A killer is on the loose and Annika, Johan’s wife, is missing too. If he wants to find her alive, he will have to trust Maggie, the young doctor who is profoundly shaken and apparently the sole survivor from the group… or, is there someone else who survived?

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks today announced the premiere date and released the trailer of the brand-new HBO Asia Original, The Head, produced in association with Hulu Japan and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO. The series will premiere on 12 June at 9pm on HBO GO and HBO.

The Head 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 are in charge of maintaining the base operational during the long polar nights. But in the midst of winter, the station suddenly stops communicating with the outside world. With dialogues in English and Danish, the suspenseful storyline develops over six hour-long episodes and is directed by Jorge Dorado (“The Pier”, “Mindscape”).

The Head’s international cast include Tomohisa Yamashita (“Code Blue”), John Lynch (“The Terror”), Katherine O’Donnelly (“Mary Queen of Scots”), Alexandre Willaume (“Below the Surface”, “Tomb Raider”), Laura Bach (“Sprinter Galore”), Sandra Andreis (“The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo”), Amelia Hoy (“Killing Eve”) , Chris Reilly (“Allied”, “Everest”), Richard Sammel (“Inglorious Bastards”) and Tom Lawrence (“The King”, “The Crown”), in addition to the special collaboration

The series was shot in a two-thousand-square-meter studio in Tenerife, Spain, where the purpose-built set of the Polaris VI research station where most of the action takes place was erected, reproduced to actual scale, based on information about the layout and operation of this type of scientific facility, which enabled the show-runners to film long shots of the characters wandering around inside the station with complete authenticity. The production crew also travelled to the rugged landscapes of Iceland to shoot the series’ exteriors, although most of the story is set inside the polar station, which provides a particular feel of encapsulation.

The Head was presented in a forum session at Series Mania in 2017, a prestigious international festival in France, and garnered enormous interest among representatives from the media and entertainment industry.

HBO is available on SKYcable Ch. 54 SD/Ch. 168 HD (for Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Lipa-Batangas) or on Ch. 402 SD/710 HD (for Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo). SKYdirect subscribers can watch it on Ch. 22 HD. HBO Original Series as well as live channels are also available for streaming on HBO GO. To subscribe, call your local SKY office or fill up this form.

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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.

Fun times for the little one with Warner Media channels this June

Back-to-school season usually comes in June. With the resumption of school operations still uncertain because of quarantine protocols, parents can rest easy that the kids will have something on tv to occupy their time, as well as experience with the family.

So gather your family together, pop some popcorn and explore a wide range of family-friendly movies and series on HBO GO, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Warner TV.

Family-friendly movies on HBO GO

Let your imagination run free with a variety of family-friendly movies on HBO GO! Be a Teen Titan or an explorer; learn to train dragons or practise kung fu with a panda; solve mysteries with Scooby-Doo or Nancy Drew. Whatever your choose, an exciting action-packed adventure awaits when you stream these fun family-friendly movies on HBO GO.

For Kids on Warner Media this May

Shows for the young ones on HBO GO

For more non-stop kids entertainment, check out popular kids series on HBO GO. Travel to alternative universes with talking bears, young samurais and superpowered sisters to fight aliens and save the world. Here is just a selection of the kids’ series to binge-watch on the streaming service.

For Kids on Warner Media this May

Animation on Cartoon Network and Boomerang

For the young and young at heart, there are lots of animated series to choose from. From Yabba Dabba Dinosaurs and My Little Pony on Boomerang to ThunderCats Roar! And Monster Beach on Cartoon Network, catch these brand-new series and episodes this holiday.

For Kids on Warner Media this May

Magical adventures with Warner TV

From saving the kingdom against giants to fighting alongside The Boy Who Lived and finally gathering clues in the Mystery Machine, go on magical adventures with Warner TV.

For Kids on Warner Media this May

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HBO GO, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Warner TV are available on SKYcable. To subscribe or for more information on these, fill out this form.

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BabyTV brings fun learning shows this June

With the schedule of the opening of classes set for much later in the year, parents can still rest easy that their pre-school kiddos can still learn and play with their friends at BabyTV.

BabyTV is the world’s leading baby and toddler network for children aged four and under and their parents, airing 24 hours a day and completely commercial free. It features top quality, original and exclusive shows, created by child development experts and designed for children and parents to enjoy together. Each hour on BabyTV is an enriching journey full of stories, songs, rhymes and lovable characters.

This June, let BabyTV take your little ones to fun adventures right in the comforts and safety of your home with shows such as:

Lale Ki Lolu

BabyTV June 2020

Lale and Lolu go on many adventures in a fairy’s magical play world created especially for them. From ancient Egypt to the Far East, the two loveable creatures communicate with one another through sounds, allowing kids to use their imagination and continue the story themselves.

Ahoy Pirates!

BabyTV June 2020

Playing “Pirates” is always fun, who doesn’t want to find a treasure chest? Three girl pirates on a pirate ship explore new lands and solve puzzles and riddles in order to find the treasure chest. The treasure chest is always filled with fun objects for having a party!

Jump Out of Bed Sleepyhead

BabyTV June 2020

Waking up the castle every day is not easy, but our two heroes manage to overcome obstacles & get the kingdom ready in time for the new day.

If you’re a SKYcable subscriber, you can add BabyTV to your cable TV subscription plan for only Php20/month. To subscribe to BabyTV and other kids channels, fill up this form.

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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CinemaWorld gives viewers a peek into a wider world this May

If the extension of the enhanced community quarantine had you feeling all the more confined in your own little corner, why not take sneak peeks into the wider world out there through foreign films?

Aside from the usual Hollywood fare, as well as your growing collection of Korean movies, you can also sample some of the cinematic masterpieces from all over the world through CinemaWorld.

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. These films are aired in their original language with English substitles; this way, viewers can immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the locales but still follow the story from the dialogue.

On Sundays at 9pm this May, CinemaWorld will air the exclusive TV premieres of international blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies through its weekly Sunday See The World stunt. These movies include:

IMPERFECT AGE
L’eta’ Imperfetta
May 3 (Sunday), 9pm

CinemaWorld May 2020

Camilla and Sara are best friends who love ballet. Camilla comes from a working-class family while Sara has a wealthy father. When Sara passes a critical ballet audition and Camilla doesn’t, jealousy emerges and triggers a vendetta with tragic consequences. This movie won Best Film in the Kadoma International Film Festival 2019.

Genre: Drama
Language: Italian

THE TESTAMENT
Ha’edut
May 10 (Sunday), 9pm

CinemaWorld May 2020

Inspired by true events, this film was nominated for best film at the Venice Film Festival 2017. Yoel is a Jewish historian in Holocaust research. As he researches about a covert massacre of 200 Jews in 1945, he chances upon a classified testimony by his mother. It runs contrary to his mother’s identity and he risks it all to discover the truth.

Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew, German, English, Yiddish

I’M LOSING IT
Ya Khudeyu
May 17 (Sunday), 9pm

CinemaWorld May 2020

When her fitness-obsessed boyfriend dumps her for a skinny girl, shy and chubby Anna resolves to slim down and win him back. But, with help from her plump health-nut buddy Nick, Anna discovers that true happiness is more than six-pack abs in this top-grossing film in the 2018 Russian box office.

Genre: Romance/Comedy
Language: Russian

In the Philippines, SKYcable subscribers can add CinemaWorld to their channel line-up for only Php150/month to enjoy its roster of top-caliber flicks in full high-definition. To subscribe to CinemaWorld and other SKY products and services, fill up this form.

With CinemaWorld, you can peer out into the bigger picture through international films.

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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Watch first seasons of HBO Originals for FREE on HBO GO for the next month

Here’s another reason to stay home and do your part… by watching TV on the sofa! Entire first seasons of select iconic HBO Originals and HBO Asia Originals are now available for free for one month starting 15 April on HBO GO – no registration or subscription is required.

Free HBO First Seasons

Never got around to seeing (or desperate to re-watch) dramas like ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘The Wire’? Now you can. The iconic shows are also joined by the award-winning series that everyone’s talking about right now, ‘Succession’. And if you need a laugh? Try these hit comedies: ‘Ballers’, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; ‘Barry’, with Bill Hader; ‘Silicon Valley’, featuring Thomas Middleditch and Kumail Nanjiani; and satire ‘Veep’, starring serial Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Closer to home, check out ‘Folklore’, a horror anthology series with each episode based on folklore from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; ‘Invisible Stories’, which tells untold stories from the heartlands in a fictional neighbourhood housing estate in multi-cultural Singapore; ‘Miss Sherlock’, a bold interpretation of the classic Sherlock Holmes, re-envisioned in Japanese and set in modern-day Tokyo; ‘The Teenage Psychic’, a coming-of-age story from Taiwan that revolves around a 16-year-old girl with the ability to see spirits but wants to lead a typical teenage high school life; and ‘The World Between Us’, another Taiwanese series that follows the aftermath of a mass-shooting.

For documentary lovers, try ‘McMillion$’, which digs deep into the McDonalds Monopoly game scandal; ‘Jane Fonda In Five Acts’, which centres around the life, work, activism and controversies of the actress and fitness tycoon; and ‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley’, which investigates the rise and fall of a one-time multibillion-dollar healthcare company.

The free HBO content may also be available through other partner platforms. Remember, once you’ve finished watching the first season of your new favourite show, you can also get the full experience, through the HBO GO app, which comes with a 7-day free trial (and Game of Thrones) when you download the app from App Store or Play Store on your device.

HBO is available on SKYcable Ch. 54 SD/Ch. 168 HD (for Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Lipa-Batangas) or on Ch. 402 SD/710 HD (for Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo). SKYdirect subscribers can watch it on Ch. 22 HD. HBO Original Series as well as live channels are also available for streaming on HBO GO. To subscribe, call your local SKY office or fill up this form.

Show details and images 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.