Back in March, it was reported that HBO Asia has started cooking up its first original series in the Thai language under the working title The Forbidden. Now, the series is shaping up to be the next to keep an eye on as The Forbidden is booked for a prestigious debut at South Korean film festival in Busan in October.
The Forbidden will be one of the three first streaming service-exclusive programs to premiere at Busan International Film Festival for the On Screen program. The first two episodes will be screened at the festival, which takes place between 6-15 October. The other two shows set for the premiere at the festival are Netflix's Hellbound and My Name.
Two filmmakers Anucha Boonyawatana (Malila: The Farewell Flower) and Josh Kim (How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)) join hands to create this suspense-filled TV series starring Krissanapoom "JJ" Pibulsonggram and three other friends who travel to a nowhere land for a funeral of one friend's distant father. But the trip turns out to be a nightmare for the peeps—and the villagers—as the four accidentally unleashes a curse and something beyond dark imagination that is hunting down everyone's life.
The Forbidden will be available for streaming in Thailand on HBO Go later this year soon. Also, don't forget to check out these 10 best Thai LGBTQ movies on Netflix wherein both Boonyawatana's Malila: The Farewell Flower and Kim's How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) have got the nods.