Ghy, a China-backed Singaporean production outfit, recently signed a licensing deal with national broadcaster Mediacorp for the remake rights to selected library titles. “The Awakening,” a 60 episode period epic following the first generations of Chinese immigrants in Singapore, is planned for a mid-2019 production start.
The remarks were made on the sidelines of the launch of principle photography on Ghy’s first production under the licensing deal, “The Little Nyonya,” held at Pinewood Studios Iskandar on Thursday. The $20.5 million, 40 episode series “Nyonya” is a co-production with China streaming giant iQIYI, and Changxin Pictures.
Like “The Awakening,” “Nyonya” is a period drama following the lives of mixed-race Chinese immigrants in South East Asia. The original series was produced by Mediacorp in 2008. Both series represent a