A TV show about the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai and a series about a mysterious survival game with a 45.6 billion won (£30m) prize are among the Asian shows that will hit Netflix and Amazon Prime in September.
Both streaming services have been investing in new content for key markets that include South Korea, India, Thailand, and Japan because of a rising demand for streaming K-dramas, Bollywood, anime, and manga adaptations.
Starting off in South Korea is the drama series Squid Game, which finds 456 desperate contestants competing against each other in a mysterious and deadly survival game. It is scheduled to be released by Netflix this month in over 190 countries.
Next is the Thai series Bangkok Breaking, which follows the story of Wanchai, who joins the road rescue service and unravels a city-wide conspiracy with the help of a journalist in Bangkok. It will be available on Netflix on 23 September.
The final season of the Anime series Kuroko’s Basketball will be available on 1 September, which will see Kuroko and his Seirin High School Basketball club compete in the finals of the Winter Cup.
Anime fans can also watch out for Pokemon: Master Journeys: The Series, which has evolved into Master Journeys, which will see Ash and Goh face some of their biggest trials yet as they each strive to become the very best Pokemon trainers in their fields.
Our doctors and nursing staff stood firm and did their duty with strength and unity, they are #TheHeroesWeOwe. Watch their heroic efforts in my new series, #MumbaiDiariesOnPrime. Trailer out, Aug 25.@PrimeVideoIN pic.twitter.com/aCZ217a1KS
— Shreya Dhanwanthary (@shreya_dhan13) August 24, 2021
Over on Amazon Prime, one series to look out for is Mumbai Diaries, which documents the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, on 26 November 2008. The series will focus on the staff of a hospital who were acting as first responders during the attacks.
Below is a list of films and TV shows coming to Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in Asia in September 2021:
Lost (4 September)
High Class (6 September)
On the Woman (17 September)
Squid Game (17 September)
The Veil (17 September)
Yumi’s Cells (17 September)
Dali and the Cocky Prince (22 September)
Hometown (22 September)
Kuroko’s Basketball (1 September)
Pokemon: Master Journeys: The Series (10 September)
Baki Hanma (TBA September)
Bangkok Breaking (23 September)
Mumbai Diaries (9 September)
Tuck Jagadish (10 September)
Maestro (9 September)
Bhoot Police (17 September)