iQiyi International has started production of its first two Malaysian original series Sorry Naik Lori and Rampas Cintaku. Both TV dramas are expected to be released globally, exclusively on iQiyi platform later this year.
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Sorry Naik Lori is a collaboration with Tsar Asia production house. The story centres around Khairul, a lorry driver who lives in Penang with his wife Nadia, a housewife who dreams of becoming a social media influencer.
One day, one of her NikNok posts went viral and she soon received an offer from a talent agency.
Meanwhile, Khairul’s moonlighting efforts were met with resistance by bullies at work.
The cast of Sorry Naik Lori includes Nazim Othman, Ruhainies, Tajul, Nafiz Muaz, Sheila Mambo, Asha Zainul and Ahmad Saffuan.
Rampas Cintaku is a dark romantic drama based on a novel and is produced in collaboration with MIG Productions. It stars Afieq Shazwan, Fasha Sandha, Zarul Husin, and Ady Mohammad
The series tells the story of Riz, a young man desperate to get out of debt and poverty who works in a nightclub.
There he meets a wealthy, illustrious, and currently married businesswoman, Datin Safieya who promises him a life of luxury if he agrees to be her sugar baby.