Pan-Asian streaming platform iflix has unveiled details of a slate of five new original productions to start streaming in coming months, headed by Rise To Power, a movie spin-off from its KL Gangster Underworld series.
Directed by Faisal Ishak and Syafiq Yusof, who directed the first season of KL Gangster Underworld, the film stars Dynas Mokhtar, reprising her role as the only woman to fight her way to the top of a ruthless Kuala Lumpur gang.
Malaysia’s Skop Productions is again producing the movie spin-off with a cast that also includes Hasnul Rahmat, Azhan Rani, Ridzuan Hashim and newcomer Elvis Chin.
Iflix is also producing a second season of the KL Gangster Underworld series, which is scheduled to start shooting in November. Rise To Power will stream from September 19 followed by the second season of KL Gangster Underworld in early 2020.
In addition, iflix is producing a four-part romantic drama miniseries, Ombak Rindu, adapted from a trio of books written by Fauziah Ansari. The first book in the trilogy has already been adapted into a hit movie, Ombak Rindu (2011), directed by Osman Ali. Iflix is working with production partner Infinitus Entertainment to produce a miniseries based on the second and third books.
Osman Ali is returning to direct the miniseries with a cast that includes Remy Ishak, Izara Aishah and Datin Diana Danielle.
Iflix is also making its first foray into the horror genre with a six-part series, Kisah Tanah Jawa, based on a popular collection of books. Co-produced with Indonesia’s Rapi Films, the series tells the story of Andi and Babon on an ill-fated quest to find their friend who has gone missing on a hike in the mountains.
Scheduled to start streaming from October, the series stars Deva Mahendra, Joshua Suherman, Laura Basuki and Laura Theux. Rapi Films has credits including Satan’s Slave, Indonesia’s highest-grossing horror movie of all time.
Rounding out the slate, iflix has also boarded Conversation With Ghosts (working title), a six-part supernatural horror series starring teen movie star Amanda Rawles.
Indonesia’s Screenplay Films is co-producing the series, which “will combine the ever-popular teen drama with the country’s top movie genre, in ways never before seen on the small screen due to local TV censorship guidelines”.