“Call My Agent,” “Doctor Foster” Adaptations Lead Disney+ Hotstar Indonesia Push
Indonesian adaptations of hit series “Call My Agent” and “Doctor Foster” are among six series that are part of the Disney+ Hotstar push into the territory.
“Hubungi Agen Gue!” (“The Talent Agency”), the adaptation of “Call My Agent,” was the new title revealed Wednesday at the Disney Content Showcase held at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands Convention Center. Industry veteran Mira Lesmana serves as showrunner for the series, which follows four agents in an Indonesian talent agency as they struggle to save the business after the death of the company’s founder.
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Stars include Donny Damara, Hannah Al Rashid, Yoga Pratama and Lydia Kandou, and each episode will feature A-lister guest stars as themselves in keeping with the global format. The series is produced by Lesmana, Riri Riza and SK Global Entertainment and directed by Teddy Soeriaatmadja. It has wrapped up principal photography, Lesmana said.
A second season for “Wedding Agreement” was also revealed. Starring Refal Hady and Indah Permatasari, Season 2 opens three years after the first, with Hady’s character suddenly deciding he needs to start over.
Further details on four previously announced series were also offered. “Mendua” (“Between Two Hearts”), the Indonesian adaptation of “Doctor Foster”, starring Adinia Wirasti, Chicco Jerikho and Tatjana Saphira, tells the story of a happily married woman of 15 years who suddenly begins to suspect that her husband may be having an affair. But what starts as a fleeting thought becomes an obsession.
Produced by globally renowned Indonesian filmmaker Joko Anwar, starring Chelsea Islan and directed by Zahir Omar, “Tira” tells the story of an inspirational stuntwoman afflicted by a death curse. To free herself, she must find and defeat nine evil humans who possess ancient dragons.
“Teluah Darah” (“Blood Curse”), from director Kimo Stamboel, starring Mikha Tambayong and Deva Mahenra, tells the story of a young woman whose worldview changes after witnessing a black magic attack on her family. Driven to protect them at all costs, she will go to the ends of the earth to find out who is responsible and bring them to justice. The series recently premiered on Busan’s screen sidebar.
“Jurnal Risa” (“Risa’s Journal: From the Danur Universe”), based on a story by Risa Saraswati and produced by Manoj Punjabi and directed by Awi Suryadi, follows a group of cousins who practice a forbidden ritual during the summer holidays, which leads to one of them was possessed. With time running out, the remaining cousins will race to save their loved one from being lost to the spirit world forever.
Lesmana, Saraswati, Islan, Mahendra, Wirasti and Hady were present at the event.
Vineet Puri, VP and General Manager, The Walt Disney Company Indonesia, said: “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 highly dynamic creative community. .”
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