WATCH The Premiere: The Sympathizer, HBO Original Limited Series


The Sympathizer, a seven-episode HBO Original limited series that premieres on Monday, April 15, has an official trailer and key art available on HBO. Park Chan-wook and Don McKellar are co-showrunners and executive producers.


The series stars Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Phanxine, Vy Le, Ky Duyen, Kieu Chinh, Duy Nguyen, Alan Trong, Emmy® winner Sandra Oh, and Academy Award® nominee Robert Downey Jr., who portrays various characters.

Based on Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, The Sympathizer is an espionage thriller and cross-cultural satire about the struggles of a half-French, half-Vietnamese communist spy during the final days of the Vietnam War and his new life as a refugee in Los Angeles, where he learns that his spying days aren’t over.

 Co-showrunner, executive producer, writer, and director (episodes 1-3), Park Chan-wook; co-showrunner, executive producer, and writer, Don McKellar; executive producer, A24; executive producer and star, Robert Downey Jr., executive producer, Susan Downey, executive producer, Amanda Burrell for Team Downey; executive producer, Niv Fichman for Rhombus Media; executive producer, Kim Ly; executive producer, Ron Schmidt; executive producer and author of book, Viet Thanh Nguyen; executive producer, Jisun Back for Moho Film. Directors are Fernando Meirelles (episode 4), Marc Munden (episodes 5-7). Writers are Mark Richard, Naomi Iizuka, Maegan Houang, Anchuli Felicia King, Tea Ho. The Sympathizer is a Co-Production between HBO, A24, and Rhombus Media, produced in association with Moho Film and Cinetic Media.

Catch The Sympathizer from April 15 on HBO and HBO GO. Subscribe to HBO GO online at https://www.hbogoasia.ph/ or the mobile app via the App Store or Play Store for only ₱1,190 on the 12-month plan. Or access HBO GO via Cignal and Globe. HBO GO is also available on Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV, and Samsung Smart TV and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.

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