According to CNA Lifestyle, Netflix announced a lineup of 100 Singaporean shows slated to appear on the platform over the coming months in celebration of the city-state’s independence day on 9 August.
More than 100 Singaporean films and television series, including popular sitcom show Phua Chu Kang, acclaimed family drama Ilo Ilo and coming-of-age tale Sandcastle, will be progressively added to the Netflix library starting from this Saturday.
“So…we decided to get our SG pride on a little early,” Netflix wrote in its announcement.
Fifty-five Mediacorp titles, totalling more than 1,000 hours of content, will be up on Netflix’s Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei markets beginning August. The release of these classics is made possible through partnerships with Singaporean studios Clover Films, Mediacorp, MM2 Entertainment and Memento Films.
“By making these titles easily accessible through Netflix, we hope that it will reignite the joy they’ve brought to many Singaporeans over the decades, but more importantly introduce these great works of art by some of the best local filmmakers to the younger generations,” said Raphael Phang, content acquisition manager for Southeast Asia at Netflix.
Other nostalgic gems include iconic TV sitcom Under One Roof and satire news series The Noose. Guess we’ll have plenty of “Netflix and Chill” dates coming soon…
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