IFLIX PREMIERES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ORIGINAL SERIES: KL GANGSTER UNDERWORLD
From the directors of Abang Long Fadil 2 the high octane drama series is now available FREE exclusively on iflix
Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2018 – iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets reached a new milestone in delivering high-quality content to Malaysia with the premiere of its first Malaysian Original drama series – KL Gangster Underworld (KLGU). The six part drama chronicles the dark and action packed underbelly of Kuala Lumpur’s gang syndicates. Filmed entirely in Malaysia KL Gangster Underworld is available for FREE, to stream or download, exclusively on iflix starting August 16.
Present at the KL Gangster Underworld premiere event were Mark Francis, Global Director of Original Programming at iflix and Executive Producer of KLGU; Diana Boo, iflix Country Manager for Malaysia & Brunei; Zebedee De Costa, Supervising Producer at iflix Malaysia and Executive Producer of KLGU; producers of KL Gangster Underworld, Datuk Yusof Haslam, Syafiq Yusof and Syamin Yusof; and director Faisal Ishak. Also walking the red carpet were KLGU’s star-studded cast including Beto Kusyairy, Ezzaty Abdullah, Azhan Rani, Nabila Huda, Hasnul Rahmat, Zahiril Adzim, Dynas Mokhtar, Fezrul Khan and Daniella Sya.
“KL Gangster is a beloved Malaysian action franchise and we are thrilled to premiere this new breed of local drama. With fresh twists and surprises for both fans and newcomers alike, KLGU viewers can expect to see edgier, action-packed sequences, more realistic true crime themes, and of course, larger-than life characters,” said Mark Francis during the event.
iflix backed up its commitment to supporting the local industry by filming the series entirely in Malaysia and producing it with the best local talent in the market. “This marks a truly significant milestone for iflix Malaysia as we continue to blaze a trail for home-grown talent in Malaysia and create hyperlocal stories that resonate with our customers,” said Diana Boo. “This is a testament to our commitment to provide our viewers the best of Malaysian entertainment – a much needed catalyst in exploring new avenues for the Malaysian film industry. This is just the beginning of more such locally produced quality television shows and movies,” she added.
Conceived and directed by the creators of box-office hit franchises, KL Gangster, Munafik and Abang Long Fadil, KLGU is a spinoff of Skop Productions’ iconic films KL Gangster 1 and KL Gangster 2 and is helmed by established director Faisal Ishak (Juvana).
This raw and gritty series was written by Nazri Vovinski Annuar and produced by Datuk Yusof Haslam, Syafiq Yusof and Syamin Yusof. KL Gangster Underworld features an adrenaline-infused story which begins where KL Gangster 1 left off. Fans of the franchise will get brought right back into the action with the feuding gangs in disarray after their ringleaders were left dead or behind bars. Despite the power vacuum, one mysterious gang member tries to leave his life of crime but is lured back just as he’s about to get out. Meanwhile, a new and powerful threat begins to emerge, one that could herald a new era for the KL Gangsters.
This ground-breaking iflix Original brings together Skop’s hallmark entertainment brand, new and intriguing characters, high-octane action sequences and production value usually reserved for cinema screens, lending even more ‘street-credit’ and bragging rights to KL Gangster Underworld as Malaysia’s first premium drama.
What’s more, Malaysians can catch the action-packed series on iflix 3.0, an all-new look and feel to Malaysia’s favourite entertainment platform, with new features and content available to users across the country for FREE!