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VIU to release over 30 new shows this year

"AI5YA" is a new sci-fi series from Afdlin Shauki
"AI5YA" is a new sci-fi series from Afdlin Shauki

31 Jan – Viu, one of the leading OTT services in Asia, recently revealed its plans to release more Viu Originals for the year 2022.

Viu Original Studio is increasing its focus on creating over 30 new productions this year, which include returning seasons of popular shows like "Close Friend" in Thailand and "Assalamualaikum My Future Husband" in Indonesia, and new local originals including the Thai musical "WANNABE" and the much-awaited Korean Original, "Again My Life".

"With an original series release almost every month, we want to continue to delight users when they come to our platform," said Mr Felix To, Chief of Viu Original. "They will get a unique mix of Asian content, including more original Chinese content. It will further cement Viu's leading position in the OTT entertainment market."

As for Malaysia, fans of the streaming platform will be glad to know that there will be a new sci-fi comedy, "AI5YA", created by Malaysia's top filmmaker and beloved comedian Afdlin Shauki and starring Zizan Razak (who is one of Malaysia's popular comedians), as well as Malaysian fantasy rom-com, "Seribu Nina", which will be appealing for Millennials and Gen Z audiences.

Other Asian programmes to meet the audience in the first half of this year include "From Now On, Showtime" starring famous actors Park Hae-Jin and Jin Ki-Joo, "Why Her?" a romantic legal drama starring popular actors Seo Hyun-Jin and Hwang In-Yeop, as well as Thai rom-com "My Coach".

"Seribu Nina" is a fantasy rom-com that will appeal to the Millennials and Gen Z

"From Now On, Showtime" stars Park Hae-Jin and Jin Ki-Joo

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