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S’pore comedian Alaric Tay’s original comedy drama series Sent to debut on HBO Asia Sept 17

The trailer for HBO Asia's first original comedy drama, Sent

Set and filmed entirely in Singapore, HBO Asia’s first original comedy drama series, Sent, will be making its debut across Asia on Sept 17.

Directed and co-produced by Singaporean comedian Alaric Tay, Sent features an ensemble cast including local actors Adrian Pang, Haresh Tilani and Rosalind Pho
Published: 12:45 PM, August 7, 2017
Updated: 5:31 PM, August 7, 2017

SINGAPORE – Set and filmed entirely in Singapore, HBO Asia’s first original comedy drama series, Sent, will be making its debut across Asia on Sept 17.

The series, developed by HBO Asia and produced by homegrown production house Very Tay, tells the story of a meek office worker who copes with the stress of life by drafting scathing emails to anyone who gets on his nerves. Trouble then ensues when hundreds of these spiteful emails are sent out by accident.

The eight-episode half-hour series features an ensemble cast of actors who are based in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Hong Kong.

Co-founder of Singaporean Youtube comedy channel Ministry of Funny Haresh Tilani takes on the lead role of Jay Bunani. Others in the cast include veteran actor Adrian Pang, Rosalind Pho of Tanglin fame, Alan Wong who used to be an MTV VJ, Carla Dunareanu and Nikki Muller. Singaporean comedian Alaric Tay directed and co-produced the series.

Sent was produced in partnership with the Info-communications Media Development Authority as part of a two-year collaboration to develop the drama production capabilities of Singapore’s media industry and talent. Under this partnership, HBO Asia will work with local talent and companies, and train them to develop and produce compelling content for international audiences.

Sent will premiere exclusively on HBO (Starhub TV Channel 601) with two episodes back-to-back on Sept 17 at 9pm. Two new episodes from the series will premiere every Sunday at 9pm.