Netflix is taking things up a notch as they’re going to be filming their next six-episode Chinese-language drama series dubbed the Ghost Bride based on Malaysian author Choo Yangsze in – you guessed it – Malaysia.
The series has already started production and is Netflix’s first Mandarin-language series shot in Malaysia at familiar locations in Penang, Ipoh and Johor Bahru. This is quite an exciting development as it elevates Malaysia even higher as the series will act as a solid showcase for the wealth of talent and shooting locations in Malaysia.
The Ghost Bride will be directed by Malaysian directors Quek Shio-Chuan and Ho Yu-Hang and will have Kai Yu Wu, known for her work in Hannibal and The Flash as the head writer. Quek is currently wordpress best known for his recent work Guang The Movie. Ho Yu-Hang has been celebrated for his work in At the End of Daybreak.
The show stars Wu Kang Jen, Huang Peijia, Ludi Lin and Tian Tze Kuang with the setting located in 1890’s Malacca where a woman gets pitched with one heck of a proposal – to hitch their son who has recently shuffled off this mortal coil as a ghost bride. Weird? Yes. Interesting? Definitely! This naturally leads into all manner of supernatural hijinks and we’re certainly looking forward to what’s going to happen next. There’s no release date yet but check out the teaser below which shows quite a bit of promise.