The Jakarta Post
A still from 'Work from Home', GoPlay's upcoming original series. (Courtesy of/GoPlay)
GoPlay, a video-on-demand platform from Gojek, has launched five new original series from Indonesian filmmakers.
The series are expected to follow the success of the series GoPlay aired when the platform was first introduced to the public, such as the Indonesian adaptation of Gossip Girl, Saiyo Sakato, Namanya Juga Mertua, Filosofi Kopi The Series and Bukan Keluarga Biasa.
The upcoming series are Jadi Ngaji, Work from Home, Unprofessional Cooking Show, Mama Mama Millenial and Gossip Girl Season 2.
Directed by Muthia Zahra Feriani, Jadi Ngaji is inspired by Muthia’s personal experience. The story centers on Lukman, a gamer who has a hard time paying his piling debts. To put an end to his problems, he decides to teach ngaji or Al-Quran recitation for children. It is GoPlay’s first series with a focus on religion and it will premiere on Oct. 2.
Work from Home, based on employees adapting to working from their own homes during the pandemic, tells about the lives of a production house's workers in quarantine. It features Andri Mashadi, Rachel Amanda, Shareefa Danish, Jerome Kurnia, Mike Lucock and Denny Weller. The series will premiere on Oct. 15.
Unprofessional Cooking Show is a cooking reality show hosted by singer Ary Kirana. In the series, Ary invites her celebrity and influencer friends to cook together, and clumsiness may or may not ensue. The series will air in November.
Mama Mama Millenial tells the life of five best friends who become mothers after deciding to marry early. It stars Mikha Tambayong, Steffi Zamora, Nasya Marcella, Rania Putri Sari and Taskya Namya. While young mothers may find the series relatable, it also gives a glimpse for fathers about the challenges faced by their wives. The series is produced by Starvision, a production house known for producing popular soap operas in Indonesia.
Gossip Girl Season 2 continues on from the first season, which aired in February. Adapting the American series of the same name, it stars Jihane Almira, Amanda Rawles, Jerome Kurnia, Arya Vasco, Baskara Mahendra and Rayssa Dynta. Gossip Girl is directed by Nia Dinata.
In a press release, GoPlay's vice president of marketing Sasha Sunu said the series were produced with health protocols in place.
“After being halted for the first half of the year, we continued the production of several films and series while implementing strict health protocols as regulated by the government [...]. During the first days of working from home, the series' writers took advantage of the situation to concentrate on writing from home collaboratively,” she added. (gis/wng)
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