HBO Asia launches original documentary series Traffickers

WarnerMedia has announced HBO Asia original documentary series, Traffickers: Inside The Golden Triangle, which exposes the secretive epicentre of Asia’s illicit drug production. 

The three-part, hour-long miniseries, which will premiere exclusively on WarnerMedia’s regional streaming service HBO GO on July 23, follows the rise and demise of three infamous drug kingpins in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. 

“Three countries. Three drugs. Three traffickers. This ambitious cross-border project is a true crime story that will both excite and inform. This is the first documentary that lifts the lid on drug production inside the Golden Triangle, revealing a secret world of drug traffickers,” said Magdalene Ew, head of content, Entertainment, at WarnerMedia in India, Southeast Asia and Korea. 

The series, which reveals how ‘The Opium King’, ‘The Mekong River Pirate’ and ‘The Playboy Drug Lord’ clawed their way to the top, features exclusive interviews from members of their own inner circles, drug enforcement agents, and victims’ families, as well as archive footage and immersive recreations.

In English, Thai, Burmese and Lao, Traffickers: Inside The Golden Triangle is filmed on location in the Golden Triangle, Thailand, Burma, China, the US, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia. Produced by IFA Media, the series is directed by Robbie Bridgeman, Steve Chao and John Lam and executive produced by Dean Johnson.

Traffickers: Inside The Golden Triangle is the third HBO Asia Original documentary after the award-winning The World Behind The Teenage Psychic and The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors, which are also available on HBO GO. The streaming service is available in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand.