HBO Asia and PCCW’s streaming service Viu have announced that Viu Original The Bridge will be available on HBO Asia’s channels and services throughout Asia.
From November 26, the show will be carried day-and-date on Viu in all available markets and on HBO, HBO Go and HBO On Demand in 17 Asian territories (see full list of available territories below).
Viu licensed a Malaysia-Singapore version of Scandinavian drama The Bridgefrom Endemol Shine Group and is working with longtime partner, Double Vision, to produce the ten-episode adaptation.
Directed by Lee Thean-jeen and Jason Chong, the Viu adaptation stars Bront Palarae, Rebecca Lim, Cheryl Samad and Tony Eusoff. As in the original version, a body is found on the border of two countries – in this case Malaysia and Singapore – forcing an investigator from each country to work together to solve the case.
“Our approach is not just to produce great content, but also continue investing in the local ecosystem by providing a platform for sustained growth. It is great to partner with HBO Asia on The Bridge, because they share our vision and passion when it comes to original content,” said Kingsley Warner, Vuclip country manager Malaysia and executive producer on The Bridge.
HBO Asia will broadcast the show in the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.