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[11/08/18 - 01:01 AM]
Netflix Unveils 17 New Originals from Asia
Newly announced efforts include anime projects based on "Pacific Rim" and "Altered Carbon."

[via press release from Netflix]

NETFLIX UNVEILS 17 NEW ORIGINALS FROM ASIA

Newly announced projects expand the company's commitment to Asia

Singapore, Nov. 8, 2018 - Netflix marked its growing commitment to connect people around the world with Asian entertainment today at its first-ever content showcase in the region, "See What's Next: Asia." Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, as well as performers and creators from Netflix series and films, unveiled 17 new Asian original productions from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, India and South Korea.

These projects join 100 new and returning originals across eight countries in Asia through 2019 as Netflix increases its investment in Asian storytellers, amplifying their voices to the world. The announcements build on the momentum created by some of Netflix's first forays into Asian storytelling released this year. Titles like crime thriller Sacred Games (India), anime series DEVILMAN crybaby (Japan) and variety comedy BUSTED! (Korea) have captivated Netflix members in 190 countries around the world.

"Asia is home to the world's great creative centers producing some of the most compelling films and series of today," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. "The beauty of Netflix is that we can take never-seen before stories from South Korea, Thailand, Japan, India, Taiwan or elsewhere, and easily connect them to people all over Asia and the world. More than half of Asian content hours viewed on Netflix this year are viewed outside the region, so we have confidence that our upcoming slate of Asian productions will find fans in their home countries and abroad."

The titles announced today will join a rich library of Asian, Hollywood and international content on Netflix that's matched to members' personal tastes -- in whichever language they prefer and devices they're watching on, all without commercials or commitments.

Today's Netflix content showcase, See What's Next: Asia, hosted over 200 media and influencers from 11 countries across Asia. News from the day includes...

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Mowgli - Legend of the Jungle

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Kingdom Season 1

BUSTED!

Busted! Showrunner Chang Hyukjae announced Lee Seung-gi, from A Korean Odyssey, will be joining the season 2 cast.

Announcements for the following upcoming Netflix originals...

Anime titles that marry the best talent in the anime industry with deeply rooted and beloved source material:

Pacific Rim.

Returning to the epic battle of Kaiju and Jaegers, this original anime series will expand upon the story of the first two live action movies and follow two siblings - an idealistic teenage boy and his naïve younger sister - who are forced to pilot an abandoned Jaeger across a hostile landscape in a desperate attempt to find their missing parents. Co-showrunners: Craig Kyle (Thor: Ragnarok) and Greg Johnson (X-Men: Evolution). Production Company: Legendary Entertainment (Kong: Skull Island; Pokemon: Detective Pikachu).

www.netflix.com/pacificrimanime

Altered Carbon.

This anime feature, set in the same universe of the Netflix live-action sci-fi series (second season in production from Skydance Television), will explore new elements of the story mythology. Writer: Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Tsukasa Kondo. Animation Studio: Anima.

www.netflix.com/alteredcarbonanime

Cagaster of an Insect Cage.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disease "Cagaster" turns people into giant murderous insects, this manga-based series follows the struggle of a young couple to stay alive. Directed By Koichi Chigira (Last Exile, Full Metal Panic!). Animation Studio: Gonzo (Hellsing, Afro Samurai).

www.netflix.com/cagasterofaninsectcage

Yasuke.

In a war-torn feudal Japan of mechs and magic, a retired ronin must take up his sword when he is charged with the task of transporting a mysterious child who dark forces want to eliminate. Created & Directed by LeSean Thomas (The Boondocks, Cannon Busters), who is also serving as Executive Producer. Grammy nominee Flying Lotus will compose the music and be an Executive Producer on the show. Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You) will be the voice of the protagonist "Yasuke" (based on the historical samurai of African origin who fought with Oda Nobunaga). Animation Studio: MAPPA (Yuri On Ice, Kakegurui).

www.netflix.com/yasuke

Trese.

Set in a Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings. This anime series is based on the Philippine graphic novel by the same name, created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldissimo. Executive Producer: Jay Oliva (Wonder Woman, The Legend of Korra). Produced By: Shanty Harmayn and Tanya Yuson at BASE Entertainment, a studio based in Jakarta and Singapore.

www.netflix.com/trese

Thai Language Originals:

The Stranded.

18 year old Kraam survives a devastating tsunami along with thirty-six of his fellow students at an elite private high school on a remote island in the Andaman Sea. As mysterious events start happening on the island, it quickly becomes clear that no one is coming to rescue them and Kraam must lead the students to rescue themselves. Director: Sophon Sakdaphisit. Production companies: GMM Grammy (this will be the first Netflix original series since the GMM Grammy multi-title deal) & H2L Media Group. Executive Producers: Ekachai Uekrongtham, Gary Levinsohn, Steven Sims, Billy Hines, Christian Durso.

www.netflix.com/thestranded

Shimmers.

A drama series about five teenagers at an isolated school in Northern Thailand. Over a school break, they find themselves haunted by the ghosts of their pasts, only to discover they are threatened by a much more terrifying mystery. Directors: Wisit Sasanatieng and Sittisiri Mongkolsiri.

www.netflix.com/shimmers

Chinese Language Originals:

Triad Princess.

A Taiwanese original series. Growing up in the shadow of her Triad father, Angie craves an independent life of her own. Defying her father's wishes, she takes on a gig as an undercover bodyguard for a famous actress at an agency, where she must navigate the unfamiliar world of glitz, glamour and even love. Key Cast: Eugenie Liu and Jasper Liu. Director: Neal Wu; Production Companies: mm2 and Goodfilms Workshop.

www.netflix.com/triadprincess

To close out the first day of the event, CEO Reed Hastings announced the season two renewal of Kingdom. The series follows the mysterious death of a King and development of a strange plague and will stream globally on January 25th, 2019.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 130 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.





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· ALTERED CARBON (NETFLIX)
· BUSTED! I KNOW WHO YOU ARE (NETFLIX)
· CAGASTER OF AN INSECT CAGE (NETFLIX)
· KINGDOM (NETFLIX)
· NARCOS (NETFLIX)
· PACIFIC RIM (NETFLIX)
· SHIMMERS (NETFLIX)
· STRANDED, THE (NETFLIX)
· TRESE (NETFLIX)
· TRIAD PRINCESS (NETFLIX)
· YASUKE (NETFLIX)





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