iflix reveals Originals slate
September 2, 2019
On the back of the strong performance of its existing iflix Originals, the Southeast Asian streaming service has announced five new titles coming to the platform over the coming months.
Announced at ContentAsia Summit, first out of Malaysia, iflix will launch the much-anticipatedmovie spin-off in the KL Gangster Underworld universe called Rise to Power. Intended to bridge the gap in release schedule between Season 1 (which launched in August 2018)and season 2 set for early 2020, the movie will premiere, for free, exclusively on iflix on September 19th.
Next, iflix has confirmed KL Gangster Underworld Season 2, which goes into production in November. The second season is slated for release in Q2 2020. Also out of Malaysia, iflix will release a four-part miniseries of Ombak Rindu, Malaysia’s biggest romantic drama adapted from Fauziah Ansari’s best-selling trilogy.
In Indonesia, iflix will, for the first time ever, explore horror in a six-part series based on a popular collection of books. Kisah Tanah Jawa tells the story of Andi and Babonon an ill-fated quest to find their friend who has gone missing on a hike up the mystical Mount Merapi. In this Blair Witch-inspired series, iflix teams upwith Rapi Films–makers of Indonesia’s highest-grossing horror movie of all time, Pengabdi Setan.
Kisah Tanah Jawa will be followed up by the release of Conversation with Ghosts (working title), the second six-part series out of Indonesia, starring teen movie star Amanda Rawles as Thalia, a girl desperate to settle into a new school,who is plagued by supernatural events as she uncoversher demonic heritage and tragic destiny.
Mark Francis, iflix Global Directorof Original Programming, said, “We’re thrilled to build upon oursuccess by venturing into new genres such as Romance and Horror and towork with new production partners of the calibre ofMalaysia’sInfinitusFilmsand Indonesia’s Rapi Films. These shows represent the best of local entertainment from the region, on-screen talentand are based off incredibly successfulintellectual property.Oncegiven the “iflix treatment”, we’re confident these franchises will delight audiences hungry for quality local storytelling.”