Malaysia’s creative and film community gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the premiere of The Ghost Bride – the first Netflix Chinese language original series produced in Malaysia. Shot in various Malaysian locations including Johor Bahru, Penang and Ipoh and produced by Revolution Media, this is Netflix’s first large scale collaboration in Malaysia with local talent and production teams, led by award winning directors Ho Yuhang and Quek Shio Chuan, together with showrunner Zainir Aminullah.
The exclusive event was graced by the lead actors Huang Peijia, Kang Jen, Ludi Lin, Kuang Tian, and Malaysian cast Angeline Tan, Susan Leong, Jordan Voon, and Jojo Goh. Directors Ho Yuhang, Quek Shio Chuan, showrunner Zainir Aminullah, and senior government representatives from Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (KKMM), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), and National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) were amongst the notable guests present at the premiere.
The Ghost Bride is an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Malaysian novelist Yangsze Choo. The series brings together top talent from Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and the US including head writer Kai Yu Wu, who is known for her work in smash hits such as Hannibal and The Flash.
The Ghost Bride
In 1890s Colonial Malacca, Li Lan has been offered a marriage proposal from the wealthy Lim Family to become the “ghost bride” to their recently deceased son. Her family will be saved from a lifetime of debt, but she’ll spend the rest of her life being haunted by the Lim family’s son. Desperate to get out of this ghastly arrangement, she soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery and embroiled in other-worldly affairs much bigger than she could have ever imagined.