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Bianca Umali bags lead role in HBO Asia’s “Halfworlds” S3

“Halfworlds” fans, get ready—we’ve just caught a sneak peek into what the next season has in store for all of us. This time, the dark fantasy thriller series will be starring 19-year-old Filipina actress and model Bianca Umali as the lead in the show’s third season. 

In a tweet by GMA Network, it was revealed that “Halfworlds,” was shot entirely in the Philippines—a first for an HBO series. Aside from this, Mikhail Red—whose brainchildren include “Eerie” and “Dead Kids”—will direct this season. The first season of “Halfworlds’” was directed by Joko Anwar from Indonesia, while the second one was directed by Ekachai Uekrongtham from Thailand. 

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Streaming since Nov. 15, “Halfworlds” is about an underground society populated by different creatures from Asian folklore. GMA News Online says Bianca will play half-human, half-Engkanto Alex with one exciting personal mission: “to find the original source of a dwindling haven plant that will heal the Engkantos’ thirst for human flesh.” Asian rep is on a roll in this series, and we’re definitely keeping our eyes peeled to see all its glory. 

Photo from Bianca Umali’s IG

 

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