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Bianca Umali, Sam Concepcion to star in HBO Asia’s ‘Halfworlds’

/ 03:05 PM November 30, 2019

The third season of the HBO Asia series “Halfworlds” will be set in Manila and will feature a Filipino director and cast.

Mikhail Red (“Eerie,” “Birdshot”) will direct the fantasy action series, which will star Bianca Umali and Sam Concepcion, according to the actors’ respective talent agencies.

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JUST IN: Bianca Umali is set to play the lead role in the first HBO Asia x Philippine series, Halfworlds Season 3! ✨ The series is helmed by esteemed director Mikhail Red. Bianca will be portraying the role of Alex, a half-human and half-Engkanto who seeks to find the original source of a dwindling haven plant that will heal the Engkantos’ thirst for human flesh. #BiancaUmaliOnHBO

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Umali will take on the lead role as a “half-human and half-creature” searching for a plant to heal Engkantos’ craving for human flesh, Variety reported yesterday, Nov. 29.

The actress was also pictured training in swordfighting for the role.

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LOOK: Bianca Umali is preparing for her role as Alex in the HBO Asia Philippines-based series, Halfworlds, by learning sword fighting. We’re so excited! ✨ #BiancaUmaliOnHBO 📸: Unitel Productions

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Previous seasons of “Halfworlds” chronicled battles between humans and demons in Indonesia and Thailand. The third season will see the cast from past seasons too, according to the report.

“Halfworlds” season 3 is produced by HBO Asia in partnership with Cignal TV. Niña V. Guno /ra

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