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New HBO ASIA Original Series ‘The Head’ To Premiere On 12 June

By Chen Shun  /  28 Apr 2020 (Tuesday)

WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks has announced the premiere date of the brand-new HBO Asia Original, The Head, produced in association with Hulu Japan and The MEDIAPRO Studio.

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 and reproduced to actual scale. With actual information about the layout and operation of this type of scientific facility, it 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.

The Head has a stellar international cast of Tomohisa Yamashita (Code Blue), John Lynch (The Terror), Katharine 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)

Synopsis: The Head is a survival thriller set in the Polaris VI international polar station in Antarctica during its long winter 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 (John Lynch). But when spring comes, summer commander Johan Berg (Alexander Willaume) returns to the station only to find most of the team dead or missing. A killer is on the loose and Annika (Laura Bach), Johan's wife, is missing too. If he wants to find her alive, he will have to trust Maggie (Katharine O’Donnelly), the young doctor who is profoundly shaken and apparently the sole survivor from the group… or, is there someone else who survived?

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 series will premiere on 12 June at 9PM on HBO GO and HBO. 

In the meantime, you can catch free full-first seasons on HBO GO!

All images are credited to HBO ASIA.
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