Pretty Little Lawyers’ Indonesian Adaptation Tackles Frustration, Cyber Bullying
The second season of the drama series Indonesian Adaptation Pretty Little Liars PCCW’s pan-regional OTT video streaming service will premiere in Viu this month in its native language and a Filipino dub.
The Indonesian adaptation of the Warner Bros. series is a view original production.
Its first season, which premiered in April 2020, won the Best Adaptation of an Existing Format at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards and Best TV Format Adaptation (Scripted) at the 2020 ContentAsia Awards.
Amarta, set in the sand, adaptation focuses on four isolated undergrads whose cycle separates when their queen bee, Alyssa, disappears. The remaining members of the ring receive messages from a mysterious person named “A” who threatens to reveal their dark secrets.
Directed by Emil Hiradi, the series stars Anya Geraldine (Hannah), Yuki Kato (Alyssa), Shindi Huang (Ira), Caitlin Halderman (Emma) and Valerie Thomas (Sabrina).
The series deals with the themes of friendship, women’s empowerment, body positivity and the consequences of cyber bullying.
“When we collaborate like this, we look forward to bringing social issues to the attention of the audience and enabling the conversations that take place around them,” said Varun Mehta, Country Manager of View Indonesia at an online press launch with Indonesian and Philippine media in April. 7.
“There is a lot of talk around [depression among young adults] E.g. So, cyber bullying and bullying at school is the cause of this kind of depression, ”he said.
“The good thing is that people are talking about it and what we want to do is we want to continue the conversation around these things. It’s not a stigma, it’s something that people can come out of,” said Mr Mehta.
“Through our content, we want to bring these issues out for awareness and take it further,” he said.
Season 2’s Pretty Little Liars Now available in view. Episodes dubbed in Filipino are accessible here https://www.viu.com/ott/ph/en-us/vod/432400/Pretty-Little-Liars-S2-Tagalog. The Viu app is available in the App Store and Google Play. – Michelle Ann P. Soliman
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