MIPCOM Spotlight: Astro


The Astro Originals brand is home to such series as One Cent Thief, a drama series inspired by an infamous banker who became a millionaire in the ’90s by stealing one cent at a time.

Also under the banner, Projek High Council reveals the more brutal aspects of systemic abuse that take place within a Malaysian elite boarding school.

From the Astro Signature lineup, Gegar Vaganza is a reality singing competition that gives one-hit wonders a second chance. From Astro Shaw, there’s a third installment in the Polis Evo film franchise.

“Malaysia is a launchpad for Southeast Asia, a melting pot of multiple cultures, races and spoken languages,” says Agnes Rozario, director of content at Astro. “This diversity provides a plethora of captivating stories that will appeal globally.”

Rozario adds, “Astro is committed to producing relevant, high-quality and great stories, as well as non-scripted shows that engage audiences around the region.”