iflix creates original content shot entirely in Malaysia

Iflix is creating its first-ever original drama series in Malaysia, KL Gangster: Underworld. The six-part drama series will be shot entirely in Malaysia and expands iflix’s portfolio of original content.

KL Gangster: Underworld is a spinoff of Skop Productions’ iconic films KL Gangster 1 and KL Gangster 2 and is helmed by established directors Syafiq Yusof (Abang Long Fadil 1 & 2) and Faisal Ishak (Juvana). Written by Nazri Vovinski Annuar and produced by Datuk Yusof Haslam and Syamin Yusof, KL Gangster: Underworld is scheduled to premier mid-2018 exclusively on iflix’s platform globally. The iflix Original will bring together Skop’s hallmark entertainment values, new and intriguing characters, high-octane action sequences and production value usually reserved for cinema screens.

iflix global director of original programming, Mark Francis said: “We are incredibly excited to partner with Malaysia’s leading independent studio, Skop, creator of so many of the country’s biggest box office hits. It is our aim to offer iflix viewers a new breed of local drama whilst pushing creative boundaries through our Originals. The KL Gangster films set-up the perfect foundation for the series to launch from, with fresh twists and surprises for both fans and newcomers alike...expect to see edgier, grittier action sequences, more realistic true crime themes such as human trafficking, and of course, more larger-than life characters!”

Skop Productions group chairman and chief executive officer, Datuk Yusof Haslam said: “We are proud to have this opportunity to collaborate with iflix in creating quality local content such as KL Gangster: Underworld, iflix’s first drama series in Malaysia. This collaboration is a much-needed catalyst in exploring new avenues for the Malaysian film industry.”