Hungry Ghosts: episode guide

1.01 | 1.02 | 1.03 | 1.04

Episode 1

Monday, August 24, 2020 (SBS, 9:25)
Written by Timothy Hobart
Directed by Shawn Seet

When a tomb in Vietnam is accidentally opened on the eve of the Hungry Ghost Festival, a vengeful spirit is unleashed, bringing the dead with him. As these spirits wreak havoc across the Vietnamese Australian community in Melbourne, reclaiming lost loves and exacting revenge, May Le, a young woman who has never taken responsibility for who she is, must finally accept her destiny and help bring balance to a community still traumatised by war.

When a mine-clearing operation in present-day Vietnam disturbs a hidden tomb, a malevolent spirit is released, bringing the dead back with him.


  • Stockton Family
  • Bryan Brown as Neil
  • Clare Bowen as Liz
  • Le Family
  • Catherine Văn-Davies as May
  • Linda Hsai as Phuong
  • Susan Ling Young as Stella
  • Nguyen Family
  • Ferdinand Hoang as Anh
  • Gabrielle Chan as Lien
  • Justine Clarke as Clare
  • Gareth Yuen as Paul
  • Christopher Quyen as Daniel
  • Chloe Chung as Holly
  • Crystal Wang as Young Lien
  • Koa Kuen as Young Anh
  • Cyrus Lee as Young Paul
  • Tran Family
  • Jillian Nguyen as Sophie
  • Oakley Kwon as Diane
  • Lap Phan as Dr Sang
  • Haiha Le as Tracy
  • Timothy Nguyen as Ethan
  • Ghosts
  • Vico Thai as Quang
  • Hoa Xuande as Khoa
  • Trackie Tran as Hoc
  • Yuchen Wang as Thao
  • Ryan Corr as Dr Ben Williams
  • Susie Porter as Catherine Taylor
  • Suzy Wrong as Roxy Ling
  • Lawrence Mah as Thay Duc
  • Robert Pham as Thay Minh
  • Venerable Thich Nguyen Tang as Thay Hanh
  • Joanne Nguyen as Ngoc
  • Warren Lee as Harry Trang
  • Ian Andrew as Real Estate Agent
  • Peter Noic as Bao
  • Wally Elnour as Morgue Assistant
  • Senie Priti as Lisa
  • Hayden Gridley as Kai
  • Isabel Dilena as Eve
  • Moshe Topol as Nightclub Guy
  • Anna-Mai Hoek as ER Nurse
  • Anthony Guilbert as Chef
  • Indiana Finlayson as Rose
  • Gavin Coleman as Stunt Performer
  • Yasushi Asaya as Stunt Performer