If you’ve enjoyed watching the likes of Phua Chu Kang, Ah Boys to Men II and Ilo Ilo on Netflix, a new crop of local delights are headed your way. From Nov 1, Netflix will be expanding its current stable of Singapore TV shows and films with the addition of 18 titles that will be launched progressively.
Go down memory lane with Triple Nine starring Wong Li-lin and James Lye, Michael Chiang’s Army Daze and Singapore’s first local English drama serial, Masters of the Sea. Or hunker down with new seasons of Phua Chu Kang and Growing Up.
For horror show geeks, the Best of Incredible Tales, Blood Ties, and Pulau Hantu will also be made available next month to send that familiar chill down your spine.
To commemorate National Day in August this year, the streaming giant earlier announced the launch of 106 locally-made films and series. Some of the popular titles include award-winning Ilo Ilo, I Not Stupid, Homerun, 881 and Ah Boys to Men II.
“I am very happy that many of my movies will be available on Netflix! These are some of my proudest works, and many of them have been box-office hits. However, as these movies were made more than 10 years ago, our young audience today may not have had the chance to watch them.
With these movies being available on Netflix, I hope we can now reach out to both the young audience and a wider audience. To me, it is also important to showcase how the Singapore film industry has evolved over the years, and how we could create good, well-received movies under challenging conditions back then. I feel that with Netflix supporting local movies, it will be win-win for both Netflix and the entire Singapore film
industry!” Jack Neo, director of films such as I Not Stupid, Homerun and Ah Boys to Men had said then.
Here are the dates to watch:
Army Daze – Available Nov 1
Our Sister Mambo – Available Nov 1
Masters of the Sea – Available Nov 15
City Sharks – Available Nov 1
Best of Under One Roof Season 2 – Available Nov 15
Phua Chu Kang The Movie – Coming in November
Best of Phua Chu Kang Season 2 – Available Nov 15
Triple Nine Season 1 to 4 – Available Nov 15
Growing up Seasons 4 to 6 – Available Nov 15
Best of Incredible Tales – Available Nov 15
Blood Ties – Available Nov 1
Pulau Hantu – Available Nov 1
My Dog Dou Dou – Coming in November
7 letters – Available Dec 1
From Victoria Street To Ang Mo Kio – Available Nov 1
The Girl in the Pinafore – Coming in November
Chennai 2 Singapore – Coming in November
Netflix has housed both its upcoming and existing Singaporean films and series under a special “Singapore, Now Streaming” collection (www.netflix.com/sgnowstreaming) starting Aug 1. Netflix viewers can simply enter “SG Now Streaming” into the search bar to access this list.