Manila, Philippines – The end of this heist is coming! To celebrate the final part of La Casa De Papel, Netflix has teamed up with four Filipino artists to create artwork inspired by some of the most iconic imagery and moments from all four parts of the hit series.

The artwork, called #LaCasaDePapelChallenge, is a tribute to some of the greatest and most memorable moments of the show. Each artist created their paper artwork in their own signature style.

Photo courtesy of Netflix / Patrick Cabral

Patrick Cabral – The Royal Mint of Spain (La Casa De Papel: Part 1 and 2)

How did you discover your love for paper artwork? Can you describe your style?

I have been doing paper art since I was a kid. I grew up in a rural area where art materials are scarce. I gravitated to paper because it’s everywhere. We had a project in high school which involved cutting letters out of paper and my passion for paper-cutting grew from then on. My style is ultra-maximalist. More is more!

Talk a bit about your artwork. What does it symbolize from the show?

I picked the Royal Mint because it’s the embodiment of the enemy. The corrupt system. I like the juxtaposition of something so powerful with something fragile like paper.

Why do you love La Casa De Papel? Do you have any favorite character/s?

It has all the elements that I like in a show. I feel like this show is more comedy than anything else. There’s always something that’s totally unexpected, and sometimes it’s just crazy.

My favorite character is The Professor because I can relate to him more. Even if you are the best planner in the world, there’s always something that will not go according to plan, especially when you work with others.

Photo courtesy of Netflix / John Ed De Vera

John Ed De Vera – Plan Chernobyl (La Casa De Papel: Part 3)

How did you discover your love for paper artwork? Can you describe your style?

I started my love for paper art during college, in one of our plates, when we were asked to create a print ad using papier tole as a technique.

Technically, I combine both papier tole and kirigami to create depth in my artworks. The shadows created by the layers and protrusions of the paper add a certain dimensionality to my pieces as a result.

Talk a bit about your artwork/s. What does it symbolize from the show?

The blimp was used (to release 140 million Euros over Madrid) as a distraction in Part 3, while the Dali Mask, as we all know, has become an iconic symbol of resistance that has inspired a lot of people to fight with the Professor and the team. The red money coming out of the blimp forms the jumpsuit holding the blimp. The overall visual imagery is my personal homage to surrealism.

Why do you love La Casa De Papel? Do you have any favorite character/s?

Apart from the idea of it being a heist and planning an escape which I love in a show, I enjoy the opening credits (for obvious reasons) and the soundtrack. I like Tokyo’s and Nairobi’s characters but I feel the Professor and I have the same personality, haha.

Mansy Abesamis – Bella Ciao (La Casa De Papel: Part 1) and Bank of Spain (La Casa De Papel: Part 3 and 4)

How did you discover your love for paper artwork? Can you describe your style?

I’ve been into papercutting since 2012. I love how it’s very therapeutic and meditative. It helps you focus on just one thing, on one thing that you can control – something which is very useful especially in the kind of world that we live in right now. No matter how things get overwhelming, when I am working on a papercut, the only thing that matters is that I cut. And cut. And cut again so I can finish the piece and be able to share a new story to the world. 

Also, papercutting to me is like reverse painting! In painting, you add elements or paint to tell a story but in papercutting, you take away unnecessary parts to tell or create stories. And that’s pretty amazing to me.

My style is very delicate and dainty. From afar, it looks cute and playful. But when you think about it, it’s actually very edgy because the lines are super thin and the details are so small. I love taking risks with my papercuts! Haha!

Talk a bit about your artwork/s. What does it symbolize from the show?

I worked on two papercut pieces. The first one is the Dali Mask with the Bella Ciao lyrics! 

Bella Ciao is the gang’s battle cry! It unites and makes them stronger as a unit. They’re able to overcome every challenge, every twist, every dead end because of this. And this is even reinforced by the Dali mask and the red jumpsuit – a symbol of resistance against the system. It’s also a great equalizer. It’s a reminder that the thieves and hostages actually want the same thing – to be free from the system. 

The second piece is my version of the Bank of Spain. It symbolizes the system. In the series, they showed a papercut of the building – it looks so serious and rigid, as expected. So I thought of adding my own elements, fun details, quirky elements, and flowy lines to remind us that no matter how tough, daunting, and impossible to change the systems seem, humans are still the ones who run it. And there’s always something we can do to change the systems in our lives if we want to. It’s in our hands. 

Why do you love La Casa De Papel? Do you have any favorite character/s?

I love the show because the characters are on a whole new adventure even if they’re just inside one place! Say, in seasons 3 and 4, they are inside the Bank of Spain but it’s not just the robbery that you’ll get to know about but also each character’s true self. You have a front-row seat of what they care about, their innermost dreams and demons, what makes them tick and inspired; what makes their relationships stronger. Basically, what makes them human.

My favorite character is Tokyo! I even dressed up as her at a street Halloween party! Well, almost EVERYONE actually went to the party dressed in a red jumpsuit (with a matching Dali mask)! HAHA! Dyahe but could you blame us?

Photo courtesy of Netflix / Sarjit Singh

Sarjit Singh – Red origami bird (La Casa De Papel: Part 1) and Alicia’s teddy bear (La Casa De Papel: Part 3)

How did you discover your love for paper artwork? Can you describe your style?

I discovered my love for Origami Art way back in 2013 when I decided to learn an Origami crane so I can teach it to my Korean and Japanese students in school. My style in Origami has always been vast. I’m constantly inspired by nature, things from my surroundings, mythical creatures, and animations. 

For me, the goal has always been to transform a single sheet or multiple pieces of square papers into a finished sculpture through intricate folding and sculpting techniques.

Talk a bit about your artwork/s. What does it symbolize from the show?

I worked on two pieces for this collaboration.

The first is the Professor’s red origami bird, which has played a big role in the show from the very beginning. As a lover of Origami artwork, I was so happy to see it featured so prominently in such a popular show, and I hope it inspired many others to try Origami themselves.

The second is Inspector Alicia Sierra’s teddy bear from Part 3, which she strategically used to take down Nairobi because it belonged to her son. No spoilers on what happened next!

Why do you love La Casa De Papel? Do you have any favorite character/s?

I love the show because it always gives me a burst of adrenaline and teases cliffhangers that always turn out exactly as their leader predicted. So the Professor has always been my favorite character because of his brilliant mind.

La Casa De Papel: Part 5 Volume 1 streams only on Netflix this September 3. La Casa De Papel: Part 5 Volume 2 streams on December 3.

The Countdown Begins as Global Rick and Morty Day Blasts the Multiverse

Fans around the world will celebrate the new 5th season with a premiere in outerspace, personalised avatars, a curated experience on HBO GO and more

Manila, June 17, 2021 – An out-of-this-world celebration of Global Rick and Morty Day (#GlobalRickAndMortyDay) is coming to fans in time for the Philippines’ premiere of the new 5th season on Monday, June 21. The mind-bending event will feature special surprises, fun moments and celebrations.
For the first time ever, Adult Swim will premiere the first episode from space by launching Rick’s Space Cruiser 150,000ft (45,720m) into the atmosphere. Fans from around the world can Go Rick Yourself (#GoRickYourself) and become part of the series by creating a personalized Rick and Morty avatar to commemorate the new season.

Filipino Fans can also catch up on all things Rick and Morty prior to the event by checking out HBO GO’s curated Rick and Morty fan viewing experience featuring family-themed episodes from previous seasons available Monday, June 14. 

Rick and Morty is the multi-Emmy® Award winning half-hour comedy series. The half-hour animated hit from WarnerMedia’s Adult Swim brand follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. 
Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.  Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 and 2019 and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, live streaming, retail and fan experiences.

HBO Drama Series “The Time Traveler’s Wife” Begins Production in New York

HBO Original drama series The Time Traveler’s Wife (#TheTimeTravelersWife) is in production in New York. David Nutter (Emmy®-winning director for HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Band of Brothers” and nominee for “The Sopranos” and “The Pacific”) joins the production as an executive producer and will direct the six-episode first season. 

Starring Rose Leslie (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”), Theo James (“Divergent”), Desmin Borges (“You’re the Worst”) and Natasha Lopez (“Runner Runner”), the series is an intricate and magical love story, adapted by Steven Moffat from the much loved novel by Audrey Niffenegger. The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the story of Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

Steven Moffat said, “This is a story of loss but it’s not a tragedy. It’s about a time traveler but it’s not science fiction. Despite Clare and Henry’s time scrambled relationship, this is the tale of a grand, ordinary love – but not necessarily in that order. This is a dream project for me. I have always loved Audrey Niffenegger’s extraordinary, moving novel and it has inspired me many times, so to be adapting it for television is the thrill of a lifetime. Working with David Nutter is a joy and an honour already, and with Rose Leslie and Theo James as Clare and Henry, and Natasha Lopez and Desmin Borges as Charisse and Gomez, this is going to be the love story we need right now.”

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Drama Programming said, “Steven Moffat is the perfect writer to bring this beloved book and genre-bending story about marriage to life. We also couldn’t be more thrilled that David Nutter will be returning to HBO to direct all episodes of the season.”

The Time Traveler’s Wife is an HBO and Warner Bros. Television production based on the book by Audrey Niffenegger, is executive produced by Steven Moffat (“Doctor Who,” “Sherlock”), Sue Vertue, and Brian Minchin through Hartswood Films; Joseph E. Iberti; and David Nutter.

While waiting for The Time Traveler’s Wife to premiere on HBO in Asia, stream or download other shows David Nutter has directed on HBO GO:

  • Arrow
  • Band Of Brothers
  • Entourage
  • Game Of Thrones
  • Sopranos
  • The Pacific

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HBO Releases First Official Images From HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

Debuting In 2022, The Drama Series Is Set 300 Years Before The Events Of GAME OF THRONES

MANILA, 6 MAY 2021 – HBO has released the first official images from the upcoming drama series, House Of The Dragon. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.  House Of The Dragon recently began production and will debut on HBO and be available to stream on HBO GO in 2022.

Featured cast include the following:

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: The king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider.  Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen: The younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne.  A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon.  But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…

Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake”: Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen.  As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower: The daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.

Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower: The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.

Co-Creator/Executive Producer: George R.R. Martin

Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer: Ryan Condal

Co-Showrunner/Director of Pilot and Additional Episodes/Executive Producer: Miguel Sapochnik

Executive Producer: Vince Gerardis

Executive Producer/Writer: Sara Hess

Executive Producer: Ron Schmidt

Director: Clare Kilner

Director: Geeta V. Patel

Director/Co-Executive Producer: Greg Yaitanes 

Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.”

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and all seasons of Arrow premiere on Warner TV and HBO GO this May

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Pinoy fans and geeks will finally get their renewed daily dose of the DC Universe with beloved DC television series on Warner TV and HBO GO.  

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (Warner TV)

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns with its sixth season this May 3, Monday, 9:00pm exclusive on Warner TV, with familiar faces battling time-travelling threats while dealing with historical figures 

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Setting history back on track, the Legends set out to save the world – and their legacy. This time, it’s the familiar fun of the Legends time-travelling across historical events and encountering famous figures with an added shot of magical craziness. Stars Caity Lotz, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and Tala Ashe.

Arrow S1-S8 (HBO GO)Reminisce the adventures of Oliver Queen aka the Green Arrow as he attempts to save the multiverse against The Monitor as all eight seasons of Arrow will be available for streaming exclusively on HBO GO this May 1, Saturday.

Even as he returns to his friends in Starling City, he must decipher The Monitor’s plans and confront the reality and purpose of his existence as the Green Arrow. Stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey and Emily Bett Rickards.

Swamp Thing (HBO GO)

Missing Swamp Thing? Now you can stream Swamp Thing exclusively on HBO GO this May 1, Saturday and get to know more about the man behind the swamp. 

The small town of Marais, Louisiana, is stricken by a mysterious illness, prompting a visit from CDC investigator and former Marais native, Abby Arcane. At the hospital, she encounters biologist Alec Holland who believes the bizarre illness might be connected to his scientific work in the swamp for powerful businessman Avery Sunderland. When Alec goes missing after investigating the unnatural experiments deep in the swamp, something else rises in his place, a mysterious creature born of the depths of the swamp’s mystical and terrifying secrets. Stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Will Patton and Virginia Madsen.

Catch Warner TV in Cignal Ch. 235 and Sky Cable Ch. 34 (SD) and Ch. 197 (HD). Now you can also download these series exclusively on HBO GO.  Download the app from the App Store or Play Store on your device to experience a vast selection of television series, movies – from action and adventure to comedies, documentaries and critically-acclaimed productions. Can’t decide what to watch? Just try the “I’m feeling random” feature to discover something new! You can also access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable or at HBO GO can be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

This month, heroes are coming to HBO GO, HBO, and Warner TV

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – From amazing attorneys, to Arrowverse mainstays, all the way down to the much-awaited Snyder Cut, all kinds of heroes are coming to HBO GO, HBO, and Warner TV this month. If your day needs saving, or if you’re in need of a good dose of action and adventure, sit back, relax, and leave it to them.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League (HBO GO)Calling all Pinoy Snyder fans! Zack Snyder’s Justice League will premiere at the same time as the US on Thursday,March 18, exclusively on HBO GO.

Determined to ensure Superman’s (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions. 

The Flash, Season 7 (Warner TV)

After a thrilling cliffhanger last season which saw the new Mirror Master (series regular Efrat Dor) victorious and still-at-large in Central City, The Flash must regroup in order to stop her and find a way to make contact with his missing wife, Iris West-Allen (series star Candice Patton).  

In the season seven premiere, Nash Wells searches for a way to save The Flash after an experiment to 

Save Barry’s speed backfires, and comes up with a dangerous plan.

Catch more from the Arrowverse with The Flash Season 7 premiering Wednesday, March 3, 9:00pm only on Warner TV.

Batwoman S2 (Warner TV)

As Ryan Wilder’s Kryptonite wound grows more severe, it hinders Batwoman’s ability to protect Gotham.  Growing interest in reproducing the serum from the Desert Rose puts Mary’s and Commander Kane’s lives in danger.  Meanwhile, Alice’s reunion with a fellow Coryana inhabitant presents unexpected complications.

Catch what happens next in Batwoman Season Two on Warner TV on Cignal: 235 (HD) and SkyCable: 34 (SD), 197 (HD) on Mondays at 9:50pm.

Just Mercy (HBO and HBO GO)

Michael B. Jordan is no stranger in portraying characters who fight for justice as he portrays the life of Bryan Stevenson in his history-making legal battle.

After graduating from Harvard, Bryan (Michael B. Jordan) had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley. One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.

Just Mercy will premiere on Saturday, March 20 at 9:00pm only on HBO GO and HBO. 

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