This is not a drill! The hit American teen mystery series Pretty Little Liars has an Asian remake. Pan-regional video streaming provider Viu launched this adaptation which features Indonesian and Malaysian talents. In fact, this is set in the fictional town of Amerta, Bali.
Viu’s Pretty Little Liars is top-billed by Indonesian actresses Yuki Kato, Anya Geraldine, Valerie Thomas, Shindy Huang, and Malaysian actress Eyka Farhana. The 10-episode series is about four students, whose clique falls apart when their leader, Alissa (Yuki), goes missing.
Of course, the creator has made changes for local appeal and to align their culture.
A year later, the four friends—Hanna (Anya), Ema (Eyka), Sabrina (Valerie), and Aria (Shindy)—are reunited when they begin receiving messages from the mysterious “A,” who threatens to reveal their deepest, darkest secrets.
Moreover, the Viu original series is directed by Indonesian filmmaker Emil Heradi.
“The series was fully shot in Bali. A brilliant cast and top-notch feature film crew that was focused on showcasing premium Asian cinematic values.
“The characters and relationships have been adapted for local appeal. While the strong twists and turns of the original series were given a Viu-style makeover,” said Emil
Pretty Little Liars, a Warner Brothers production which aired for seven seasons from 2010 to 2017, is based on a book of the same title by Sara Sheppard.