HBO Asia Preps Chinese-Language Original Workers


The new HBO Asia original drama Workers, coming this May, is based on a best-selling novel of the same name and stars Christopher Lee and Alex Ko.

From the team behind The World Between Us, the 6×1-hour series follows a group of construction workers who daydream about being rich. They resort to outrageous get-rich-quick schemes only to make fools of themselves. The show is filmed at a real construction site in Taiwan.

Workers premieres on HBO GO on May 10 at 9 p.m. with two back-to-back episodes, followed by one new episode at the same time weekly.

“With 20 HBO Asia original productions to date, WarnerMedia is ramping up its investment in distinctive locally relevant content this year,” said Clement Schwebig, managing director of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks for Southeast Asia, Pacific and China, which operates HBO in Asia. “Our past Taiwanese original productions, from The Teenage Psychic to The World Between Us, has not only scored critical acclaim internationally but also won the hearts of fans across the region and beyond. Fans can look forward to more HBO Asia originals premiering this year including more Taiwanese productions starting with Workers.”

Workers is an HBO Asia original series produced in association with Kbro Media, as well as HIM International Music and produced by DaMou Entertainment.