Iflix continues its quest in expanding its original content offerings, taking a dangerous turn into gangster territory.
The world’s leading video streaming service for emerging markets has announced that it will debut its first-ever original drama series in Malaysia—KL Gangster: Underworld.
The six-part drama series will be shot entirely in Malaysia, and come from the makers of box-office hit franchises KL Gangster, Munafik, and Abang Long Fadil.
The upcoming series is a spin-off of Skop Productions’ iconic films KL Gangster 1 and KL Gangster 2, directed by established directors Syafiq Yusof (Abang Long Fadil 1 & 2) and Faisal Ishak (Juvana).
It is written by Nazri Vovinski and produced by Darul Yusof Haslam and Syamin Yusof.
The series is expected to premier mid-2018, exclusively on iflix globally.
Here’s a synopsis of the series:
“The story begins soon after the events in KL Gangster 1- with feuding gangs in disarray, their ringleaders either behind bars or dead. In this power vacuum, one mysterious gang member decides to make a break from his life of crime, until shocking developments threaten to lure him back. Meanwhile, a new and powerful threat is emerging, one that could herald a new age for the KL Gangsters.”
The iflix Original will boast Skop’s hallmark entertainment values, new and intriguing characters, high-octane action sequences and production value usually reserved for cinema screens.
In a short time, Iflix has established itself as the clear leader in video streaming in emerging markets. It now serves over one billion consumers across 24 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
The service offers a vast library of top Hollywood, Asian and Middle Eastern regional, and local TV shows and movies. It includes many first-run exclusives and award-winning titles.
It’s now moving into producing more original titles.