Serangoon Road (TV series)

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Serangoon Road
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Genre Period drama
Film noir
Created by Paul D. Barron
Directed by Peter Andrikidis
Tony Tilse
Starring Don Hany
Joan Chen
Alaric Tay
Michael Dorman
Pamelyn Chee
et al.
Theme music composer Cezary Skubiszewski
Jan Skubiszewski
Country of origin Australia Australia
Singapore Singapore
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Location(s) Singapore (setting)
Batam, Indonesia (filming)
Original network ABC
HBO Asia
Original release 22 September 2013
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Serangoon Road is an Australian-Singaporean television drama series which premiered on 22 September 2013 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and HBO Asia. It is a detective noir drama set in the 1960s, revolving around Serangoon Road in Singapore. The 10-part series is a collaboration between ABC and HBO Asia and was filmed largely on the island of Singapore.[1] It was created by Paul D. Barron and directed by Peter Andrikidis and Tony Tilse.[2]

The final episode of the series aired on 29 November 2013.[3] Though the series received encouraging ratings, HBO has no plans for a second season.[4]


The series is set in Singapore during the mid-1960s, a tumultuous time in the island's history. The country is at a crossroads as the nation is about to break away from Malaysia and gain independence. The British colonial rulers are gradually pulling out of the country, while racial and political tensions are running high and the ensuing riots are threatening national security. Communist insurgency movements are active in neighbouring countries and trying to push into Singapore.

The protagonist Sam Callaghan is an Australian living in Singapore. As a child, he was interned in Changi Prison by the occupying Japanese and later joined the military, serving in Malaya. He now runs an import/export business with his partner Kang. Sam agrees to help neighbour Patricia Cheng at her detective agency after her husband is killed while working on a case.[5]


International broadcasts[edit]

The series aired in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, premiering on 25 March 2014 at 9:00 pm on GBC TV.

In Brazil, the series began airing on 30 June 2014 at 9:00 pm on Max Prime.

The series aired in France from 30 August 2014 at 10.45 pm on France O.[6]


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