Friday 2 December 2022

DISNEY CONTENT SHOWCASE PRESENTS SIX INDONESIAN ORIGINAL SERIES EXCLUSIVE TO DISNEY+ HOTSTAR | Exciting new additions to the Indonesian slate were presented alongside over 50 global tentpole titles, APAC Originals and theatrical releases at a star-studded event in Singapore

Indonesian stars descended on Singapore today to unveil six exciting Indonesian original series slated for exclusive release on Disney+ Hotstar. Featured alongside some of the world’s most eagerly anticipated global tentpole titles and storytelling from across APAC, today’s newly-announced Indonesian series included: Hubungi Agen Gue! (The Talent Agency) and Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2, in addition to updates on previously-announced titles Tira, Teluh Darah (Blood Curse), Jurnal Risa (Risa’s Journal: From the Danur Universe) and Mendua (Between Two Hearts).

Held at Singapore’s iconic Marina Bay Sands, this year’s Disney Content Showcase included several presentations on Disney’s upcoming slate of theatrical productions from its major studios and unveiled an expanding collection of APAC Originals for its streaming service. Featuring guest appearances from some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, Indonesia’s segment included appearances from award-winning producer and writer Mira Lesmana for Hubungi Agen Gue!, writer Risa Saraswati for Jurnal Risa, and stars Chelsea Islan for Tira, Deva Mahendra for Teluh Darah, Adinia Wirasti for Mendua, and Refal Hady for Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2.

“We are thrilled to showcase our premium collection of Indonesian stories alongside some of the world’s biggest titles at the Disney Content Showcase in Singapore,” said Vineet Puri, Vice President & General Manager, The Walt Disney Company Indonesia. “Through our collaboration with the most talented creators in Indonesia, we will continue to showcase quality storytelling that Indonesian audiences will love, and contribute to the country’s very dynamic creative community.”

1. Tira 

From the world of Indonesia’s super heroes Bumilangit, Tira tells the story of Suci, an inspirational stuntwoman stricken with a death curse. To free herself, she must find and defeat nine evil people who possess ancient dragons, only to discover that someone close to her is the evillest of them all. Produced by acclaimed filmmaker Joko Anwar and directed by Zahir Omar, Tira features Chelsea Islan in the title role.

2. Teluh Darah (Blood Curse) 

From the incredible mind of director Kimo Stamboel, Teluh Darah tells the story of a young woman named Wulan whose world view is flipped on its head after witnessing a black magic attack on her family. Driven to protect them at any cost, Wulan will go to the ends of the earth to find out who is responsible and hold them to account. Starring Mikha Tambayong and Deva Mahenra, Teluh Darah recently premiered at the Busan International Film Festival’s “On Screen” program.

3. Jurnal Risa (Risa’s Journal: From the Danur Universe) 

From Danur, one of Indonesia’s most famous horror universes, comes a story by Risa Saraswati about a group of cousins who practice a forbidden ritual over the summer break, leading to one of them becoming possessed. With time running out, the remaining cousins will race to save their loved one from being lost to the spirit world forever. Produced by Manoj Punjabi and directed by Awi Suryadi, two of the creatives behind Indonesia’s number one box office movie KKN Di Desa Penari, Jurnal Risa features an impressive cast of some of Indonesia’s up-and-coming stars.

4. Hubungi Agen Gue! (The Talent Agency) 

Adapted from the original French series Dix Pour Cent (Call My Agent!), this dramatic comedy follows four agents in an Indonesian talent agency as they struggle to save their business following the unexpected death of the company’s founder. Starring Donny Damara, Hannah Al Rashid, Yoga Pratama, Lydia Kandou, each episode will feature A-listers guest-starring as themselves. This new series is produced by legendary producers Mira Lesmana and Riri Riza (Ada Apa Dengan Cinta?) and SK Global Entertainment (Crazy Rich Asians), and directed by one of Indonesia’s top directors, Teddy Soeriaatmadja.

5. Mendua (Between Two Hearts) 

Starring Adinia Wirasti, Chicco Jerikho and Tatjana Saphira, Mendua tells the story of Sekar, a happily married woman of 15 years who suddenly begins to suspect that her husband may be having an affair. But what starts off as a fleeting thought becomes an obsession that threatens to push Sekar over the edge. Mendua is an adaptation of the BAFTA award-winning Doctor Foster, originally written by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic for BBC.

6. Wedding Agreement The Series Season 2 

After the wildly successful first season, Wedding Agreement The Series returns with a gripping new story. Starring Refal Hady as Bian and Indah Permatasari as Tari, season two opens three years after the first, with Bian suddenly deciding that he needs to start over.

About Disney International Content & Operations:

The Walt Disney Company’s International Content & Operations (IC&O) group is responsible for developing and producing local and regional entertainment and sports programming outside the U.S. for The Walt Disney Company’s streaming services. IC&O was established in January 2022 as the Company’s fourth content creation unit, joining the Studios, General Entertainment, and Sports. In addition to local content development and production, IC&O oversees such regional operations as international linear channels, regional streaming, local ad sales, and local content sales and distribution in Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), India, and Latin America (LATAM).

Disney+ Hotstar Indonesia 

Disney+ Hotstar is the dedicated streaming home of global, regional and Indonesian hits, all in one place. It brings together blockbuster Hollywood movies and award-winning content from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, National Geographic, content from select Indonesian studios and a growing portfolio of local language content from Asia Pacific. Disney+ Hotstar offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, live-action and animated series, short-form content and documentaries, including series like “WandaVision”, “Moon Knight”, "Ms. Marvel", ”She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”, “Andor”, “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, films such as “Avengers: Endgame”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, “Pinocchio”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder”, alongside a vast library of Indonesian cinema releases and homegrown hits, including “Keluarga Cemara The Series”, “Yang Hilang Dalam Cinta”, "Wedding Agreement The Series", “Susah Sinyal The Series”, “Virgin The Series”, “Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan”, “Di Bawah Umur”, “Pengabdi Setan 2”, select Indonesian box office titles, such as “KKN di Desa Penari” “Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1”, “Laskar Pelangi”, “Habibie & Ainun”, and content from Asia Pacific including “Big Mouth”, “Adamas”, “The Golden Spoon”, “May It Please The Court”, “Snowdrop,” “Crazy Love”, “Soundtrack #1”, “Lost Man Found”, “THE ZONE: Survival Mission”, and surprise special content “BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA” and many more. Visit www.DisneyPlusHotstar.id to learn more about the service. 

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