Gear up for more scares and frightening thrills, as HBO Asia’s first horror anthology original series Folklore is coming back with a second season. Continuing in its exploration of Asian traditions and beliefs, the new six-episode season will premiere on 14 November 2021 at 10pm (GMT +8) exclusively on HBO GO and HBO.
Set in six different Asian territories – Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore, the haunting return of the drama examines the human condition when exposed to supernatural phenomena. Every story offers a different take and perspective, with each episode helmed by a local director from that country: Shih-Han Liao from Taiwan, Seiko Matsuda from Japan, Sittisiri Mongkolsiri from Thailand, Erik Matti from the Philippines, Billy Christian from Indonesia, and Nicole Midori Woodford from Singapore.
Joining Singapore’s award-winning filmmaker Eric Khoo as returning showrunner is an ensemble cast from all over Asia. The line-up for leading roles includes Lost Romance‘s Vivian Sung Yun-Hwa, Wu Kang Ren from HBO Asia Original series The World Between Us, Ready Player One‘s Win Morisaki, Jennis Oprasert from Where We Belong, Verdict‘s Dolly de Leon, Lydia Kando from Boneka dari Indiana (Doll from Indiana), and 881‘s Mindee Ong.
The full list of episode titles and their respective directors is as follows:
- “The Rope” by Shih-Han Liao, Taiwan
- “The Day the Wind Blew” by Seiko Matsuda, Japan
- “Broker of Death” by Sittisiri Mongkolsiri, Thailand
- “7 Days of Hell” by Erik Matti, The Philippines
- “Grandma’s Kiss” by Billy Christian, Indonesia
- “The Excursion” by Nicole Midori Woodford, Singapore
Folklore Season 2 will be available on HBO GO and HBO from 14 November. Those who wish to relive the horror before the premiere date may also do so by streaming Season 1 on HBO GO.