Good news for Filipino representation: HBO Asia original series On the Job has just been nominated for Best TV movie/Mini-Series at the 50th International Emmy Awards!
The critically-acclaimed six-part series was produced by Reality MM Studios and Globe Studios, written by Michiko Yamamoto and Erik Matti, and executive produced by Ronald Monteverde, Joe Caliro, Quark Henares, and Erik Matti.
Just last year, On the Job: The Missing 8 received a five-minute standing ovation at the Venice International Film Festival in 2021. The show’s star, John Arcilla, won the coveted Best Actor award at the festival, crowning him the first Filipino actor to win the prestigious Volpi Cup.
The HBO series, On the Job, combines two Erik Matti films: On the Job (2013) and On the Job: The Missing 8 (2021). The series adapts and remasters the films to create an award-winning miniseries that could just add the Emmys to its list of accolades.
On The Job follows crime syndicates, corruption, and political machinations in the provinces of the Philippines. It also stars Joel Torre, Piolo Pascual, Dennis Trillo, Gerald Anderson, Joey Marquez, Dante Rivero, Christopher de Leon, and Lotto De Leon.
Stream On the Job on HBO Go.
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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