Second Season of Folklore for HBO Asia


The HBO Asia original horror anthology series Folklore has been greenlit for a second season, with each of the seven episodes to feature a director from a different country.

Principal photography for the 7×1-hour series will begin early next year in seven Asian territories: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Helmed by Singapore’s Eric Khoo, the second season of Folklore will ramp up the fear factor as it examines the human condition when exposed to supernatural powers in a mind-bending race against oneself, each story bringing a different take and perspective.

The directors for this new season include Sittisiri Mongkolsiri from Thailand, Shih-Han Liao from Taiwan, Erik Matti from the Philippines, Billy Christian from Indonesia, Nicole Midori Woodford from Singapore and Bradley Liew from Malaysia. Pop singer-songwriter Seiko Matsuda will be making her directorial debut in the episode from Japan.

“The horror genre has always worked well in Asia,” said Magdalene Ew, the head of entertainment at WarnerMedia India, Southeast Asia and Korea. “Following the success of the first season of Folklore, WarnerMedia has greenlit the second season of the award-winning series, expanding the anthology series to more Asian countries. Folklore season two will feature a mix of established and up-and-coming auteurs, each with distinct sensibilities, including two female directors from the region.”