Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, has announced a content agreement with Double Vision Sdn Bhd, one of Malaysia’s largest production companies and a leading creator of Asian entertainment.
In short: Netflix is ready to bring Malaysian TV series to the world.
Double Vision produces more than 200 hours of content a year in a range of genres, including drama, sitcom, tele-features, game shows, magazine shows, documentary, children’s programming, variety shows, and feature films for broadcasters/clients across Asia.
Production credits include Malaysia’s first live-animated/special effects drama format, “Ryujin Juwara”; Malaysia’s first international Emmy-nominated drama “A Time For Us”; and the first season of MasterChef Malaysia.
Beginning later this year, Netflix will be home to popular Malaysian drama titles, including favourites like “Kopitiam”, “Show Me The Money”, and “Age of Glory”, to its over 86 million members around the world including Malaysia.
Some of the shows that will be on Netflix include:
- Kopitiam (Season 1-7)
- Show me the Money
- Moving On
- Age of Glory (Season 1-2)
- Footprints in the Sand
- The Iron Lady
- Forget Me Not
- Summer Brothers
Not forgetting, Netflix will also be debuting its upcoming series, “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”, a Netflix co-production with Ideate Media, an international content company headquartered in Kuala Lumpur.
The 8-episode series, which is an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ (of “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” fame) comic novels, stars Samuel Barnett (“Penny Dreadful”, “Endeavour”), Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”) and Hannah Marks (“The Amazing Spiderman”, “Weeds”).
“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” will launch in all Netflix territories outside the US on 11th December 2016.
For more information, hit up Netflix’s website.