WarnerMedia unveils Thai-language original series Forbidden

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WarnerMedia has announced Thai-language series Forbidden, produced under the HBO Asia banner, which is currently shooting in Thailand. 

The eight-part mystery series stars popular actor and singer Krissanapoom Pibulsonggram (commonly known as JJ) and is co-directed by Anucha Boonyawatana (Malila: The Farewell Flower) and Korean-American filmmaker Josh Kim (How To Win At Checkers Every Time). 

The story follows four friends who travel from Bangkok to a remote village in the mountains to attend a funeral. When the young friends unleash a curse long held at bay by the villagers, they discover a series of cover-ups, and soon the whole group is being hunted. 

Forbidden will start streaming on WarnerMedia’s HBO and on-demand HBO Go services later in 2021. It joins two other HBO Asia originals also currently in production, horror series Folklore Season 2 and action fantasy series Halfworlds Season 3, which were both renewed in late 2020. 

Halfworlds is currently filming in the Philippines, with episodes of anthology series Folklore at various stages of production across seven different Asian countries.