Astro and All3media to adapt Two Brothers Pictures series "Liar" in Malaysia

The thriller series explores themes of sexual assault, consent, modern-day gender politics, family life as well as deceit and it will be premiered at the end of the year.

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Malaysian entertainment company Astro has acquired the rights to adapt thriller series "Liar" created by Harry and Jack Williams, through the partnership of its film production arm, Astro Shaw, with All3Media International. Double Vision, the production company behind "The Bridge", played a key role in securing the rights to adapt "Liar" and will be helming the production of the series.

Produced by Two Brothers Pictures for ITV and Sundance TV in 2017, "Liar" is a thriller series that explores themes of sexual assault, consent, modern-day gender politics, family life as well as deceit. The bold series garnered a peak audience of 7 million, making it the biggest audience ITV has seen for a brand-new drama since 2014.

Vice President, Malay Nusantara Business & Head of Astro Shaw, Raja Jastina Raja Arshad said, “We are thrilled to be commissioning local adaptations of some of the best internationally acclaimed series, bringing international storytelling with local nuances and themes to our audiences. We believe that this strategic partnership with All3Media International will not only broaden the diversity of storytelling in the local creative industry, but also strengthen Astro as a platform that develops and curates world-class local productions through our drama offerings as we continue our efforts to innovate and elevate our content to be consistent and on par with international standards. We would also like to thank Double Vision for making this collaboration possible, and we are very excited to be working with one of the top Malaysian production companies to produce the Malaysian adaptation of Liar.”

Vice President, APAC of All3Media International, Kit Yow added, “We are delighted to be partnering with Astro and Double Vision on this new adaptation of our global hit Liar. The gripping ‘he said-she said’ has proven its credentials to thrill audiences, and we know that this smart, riveting Astro and Double Vision production, with its fabulous cast and stylish direction, will thrill Malaysian audiences.”

The Malaysian adaptation of "Liar" is expected to air towards the end of the year and will premiere on Astro linear channels, On Demand and Astro GO.