Streaming platform Viu Malaysia announces content slate for 2023

Streaming platform Viu Malaysia announces content slate for 2023

The inaugural Viu Upfront event saw the unveiling of the 2023 content line-up which includes five new local originals

VIU, the leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, has announced five Viu Original dramas to be released in 2023. This comes after a post-pandemic year that saw recognition for productions by industry peers and consumers alike.

The announcement was made at its inaugural Viu Upfront event. Present were key media agencies, business partners, clients and local film and arts stakeholders.

“Viu has been wanting to do this for a while but was disrupted due to the pandemic.

“Now that we are at the end of 2022, we are establishing our Viu Upfront event to share with key partners and stakeholders a recap on what we have done in 2022 and what we are looking to do in 2023,” said Kingsley Warner, country manager of Viu Malaysia.

Ghaz Abu Bakar and Sein Qudsi signing autographs for attendees. – Pic courtesy of Viu

The year 2023 will kick off with the highly anticipated Viu Original Nenek Bongkok Tiga, a supernatural thriller that has been generating buzz on social media. The production reunites award-winning director Datuk Yusry Abdul Halim with producer Zurina Ramli.

Zurina was behind the Viu Original She Was Pretty, a standout title in 2022. Nenek Bongkok Tiga features an ensemble of young up-and-comers and seasoned talent on the Malaysian acting scene. They include Meerqueen, Sara Ali, Sofia Jane, and Sherlis Merlis.

The film is set to premiere early next year.

Following the success of Viu’s K-drama adaptations such as Black and She Was Pretty, Viu will be producing an adaptation of the hit Korean romance fantasy drama W: Two Worlds. It will star actor and model Hun Haqeem and singer, actress and host Daiyan Trisha.

The series will also be directed by Datuk Yusry Abdul Halim and produced by Zurina Ramli.

(From left), Steven Lim, Juliana Low, Warner, Imilya Roslan and Kee Wee Khaw. – Pic courtesy of Viu

Other titles that span a range of genres will premiere next year, including the sci-fi psychological thriller Alter-naratif, to be directed by award-winning director Faisal Ishak (Isteri Misteri, Juvana, Nur Kasih).

It will feature Nabila Huda, Neera Azizi, Liyana Jasmay, Rahim Omar and Gambit Saifullah.

A powerful family drama about love and duty, faith and redemption from acclaimed creator Erma Fatima (Pesan Dari Tuhan, Akulah Balqis, Perempuan Melayu Terakhir) comes in the form of Terlanjur Cinta.

Dear Karma is set in both Malaysia and Japan and produced by RedComm Productions, who are known for hit films such as Gol Dan Gincu, Istanbul Aku Datang!, Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia and Kami Histeria.

source – The Vibes

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