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Netflix Unveils Explosive Lineup of Southeast Asian Films and Series: Horror Action and Crime Thrillers Take Center Stage

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Netflix Unveils Explosive Lineup of Southeast Asian Films and Series

Horror, Action, and Crime Thrillers Take Center Stage

Netflix has announced an impressive slate of original films and series from Southeast Asia, showcasing the region’s vibrant storytelling and cinematic talent.

Abadi Nan Jaya (Indonesia)

Prepare for Indonesia’s first-ever zombie epic, as acclaimed filmmaker Kimo Stamboel brings us the chilling story of a dysfunctional family whose herbal medicine business unleashes a zombie outbreak.

Borderless Fog (Indonesia)

In a groundbreaking move for Indonesian cinema, Edwin’s crime thriller follows a female detective investigating serial murders in a remote border province. Expect echoes of “Memories of a Murder” and “The Bridge.”

Joko Anwar’s Nightmares and Daydreams (Indonesia)

Master of horror Joko Anwar returns with a seven-episode anthology series, featuring a group of up-and-coming filmmakers showcasing supernatural tales set between 1985 and 2022.

Outside (Philippines)

The Philippines joins the zombie craze with “Outside,” directed by Carlo Ledesma. A family seeks refuge from a zombie apocalypse in their ancestral home, but horrors await them both inside and out.

The Shadow Strays (Indonesia)

Action director Timo Tjahjanto delivers “The Shadow Strays,” a whirlwind of action featuring a 17-year-old female assassin who defies her organization to rescue a young boy from a crime syndicate.

Doctor Climax (Thailand)

Thai comedy comes alive with “Doctor Climax,” set in the 1970s and starring a nerdy skin doctor who becomes an anonymous sex columnist. Expect frank discussions of sex and the potential for a global hit.

Tomorrow and I (Thailand)

“Tomorrow and I” is an ambitious anthology series that explores the intersection of futuristic technology and Thai culture. Its expansive scope promises a fresh take on Southeast Asian storytelling.

Netflix’s Southeast Asian Strategy

Netflix’s investment in local content reflects a growing focus on reaching viewers in the region. Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s content vice president for Asia, emphasized the importance of making Southeast Asian stories accessible to global audiences.

The company’s efforts follow the success of “Squid Game” and “One Piece,” demonstrating the potential for Southeast Asian content to captivate viewers worldwide.

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