The Jakarta Post
Animated versions of 'Pacific Rim' and 'Altered Carbon' are among the new projects that will be added to Netflix' Asian collection of original series and films. (AFP/Stephane de Sakutin)
Netflix is planning to add more titles to its Asian collection of new original series and films.
Animated versions of Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon will be coming to the streaming service, as Netflix expands its presence in the Asian market. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, “The beauty of Netflix is that we can take never-seen before stories from South Korea, Thailand, Japan, India, Taiwan or elsewhere, and easily connect them to people all over Asia and the world.”
Netflix previously produced Devilman Crybaby, which was adapted from Devilman by manga author Go Nagai; Busted!, which is also known as Hangul and as The Culprit is You in Korea; and Sacred Games, which was adapted from Indian author Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name.
According to Sarandos, “More than half of Asian content hours viewed on Netflix this year are viewed outside the region, so we have confidence that our upcoming slate of Asian productions will find fans in their home countries and abroad.”
Netflix announced Pacific Rim and Altered Carbon at the See What’s Next: Asia event, alongside Cagaster of an Insect Cage, Yasuke and Trese, a Philippine comic series that will be adapted by studio BASE Entertainment.
“Asia is home to the world’s great creative centers, producing some of the most compelling films and series of today,” Sarandos said. (acr/wng)