Liar Being Localized for Malaysia’s Astro


All3Media International has signed a scripted format deal for the Malaysian channel Astro to get a localized version of the Two Brothers Pictures drama Liar.

Produced by Double Vision, the Malaysian adaption is expected to air in March next year and will premiere on Astro Citra, On Demand and Astro GO. All3Media International has acquired the rights to the finished Malaysian series.

Originally produced by Two Brothers Pictures for ITV and Sundance TV, the series explores themes of consent and modern-day gender politics as it portrays the experiences of two people whose initial attraction has far-reaching consequences.

The format has already been adapted in seven territories, including India, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Greece and Turkey. Double Vision’s adaptation is the first time the story will address topics such as sexual assault through a Muslim lens.

Kit Yow, VP for APAC at All3Media International, commented, “We are thrilled to see this latest version of Liar so brilliantly adapted for a Malaysian audience—the talented team at Double Vision has produced an impeccably crafted and compelling drama told through a new cultural lens that delivers outstanding high-quality storytelling. We found the Muslim lens through which this story is told so powerful and fresh that we immediately wanted to buy back the rights to Double Vision’s adaptation, and we are delighted they have entrusted us to take this exceptional series to our international buyers.”

Min Lim, head of production at Double Vision, commented, “I am incredibly excited that we are able to, through a great format like Liar, look at sexual assault through a Muslim lens—not just from the standpoint of how it affects Muslim women but how it is dealt with in our country as a whole. Through my work with the Women’s Aid Organisation in Malaysia, I know that it is an issue that needs highlighting, and we at DV are extremely grateful to have partners like All3 and Astro who share that vision. And being able to champion female voices from both behind and in front of the camera was the icing on the cake!”