More S’porean actors signed up for HBO Asia drama ‘Serangoon Road’

Gail Chai
Singapore Showbiz

More local talents will have a major role in HBO Asia's first prime-time television drama "Serangoon Road".

Singaporean actor Chin Han, 42, has recently joined the cast led by Hollywood's Joan Chen. Best known for his role in the blockbuster movie 'The Dark Knight', he will be a regular in the series.

The show will also feature Singaporean guest stars such as veterans Lim Kay Tong, Tan Kheng Hua, Edmund Chen and Xiang Yun.

"We are very proud to be able to showcase the breadth and range of Singapore's talent and feature recognisable locations in Singapore to a worldwide audience in our very first original television series co-production," said Jonathan Spink, chief executive officer, HBO Asia.

"This international production reflects Singapore's ability to provide accessibility to a vibrant pool of talent connected to the film and television industry as well as an exchange of knowledge and skills between the various international parties involved," he added.

Other previously announced series regulars from Singapore include Alaric Tay and Pamelyn Chee.

Singapore writers that contributed to the writing of "Serangoon Road" include Andrew Ngin Chiang Meng, who wrote "Fighting Spiders" and "Under One Roof", and Dennis Chong, who wrote "Maggi and Me".

The series is set in the 60s and will feature scenes shot across various locations in Singapore such as, Raffles Hotel and former colonial houses along Mount Pleasant Road, Mount Rosie Road and Mount Faber.

"Serangoon Road" is currently in production and is supported by the Media Development Authority's Production Assistance grant.