Viu announces new Asian shows

Published April 22, 2021, 12:40 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

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Over-the-top video streaming service Viu has announced its new lineup of shows for the second quarter of the year.

New drama shows include Korean series “Doom at Your Service,” “Sell Your Haunted House,” “The Penthouse 3,” “Voice 4” and “Devil’s Judgement,” the Chinese period drama “The Long Ballad” and four Japanese anime series including the latest season “My Hero Academia.”

“Doom at Your Service” is a Korean Viu Original that will premiere in May and tells the story of Dong Kyung, to be played by actress Park Bo-young, a web novel editor who is diagnosed with brain cancer.

Blaming her unlucky life and wishing to curse everything to disappear, she unintentionally summons Myul Mang, to be played by actor Seo In-gook, a messenger between humans and gods to appear. When he unexpectedly offers to grant her wishes, she makes a contract with him for a hundred days to live as she wants, risking everything in the process.

“Sell Your Haunted House” stars Jang Na Ra, who plays the role of Hong Ji-ah, the beautiful and intelligent owner of a real estate agency who has a special ability to see and exorcise spirits. Her agency focuses on acquiring troubled properties to flip a profit from them. She meets Oh In-bum, played by CNBLUE’s Yonghwa, a con artist who does not believe in ghosts but uses them to scam others.

The third season of “The Penthouse” will also air on Viu in June. The drama tells the story of three women, fueled by revenge, greed and desire, in their fight for the symbolic penthouse in Hera Palace.

The “Voice 4” returns in June. It follows the Golden Time team as they solve urgent real-time incidents received through phone calls on the emergency service line. In the fourth season, the team will be set in Jeju Island. The new cast member is actor Song Seung-heon and actress Lee Ha Na.

Legal drama “Devil’s Judgement” is about a chief judge who does not believe in judgment and makes rulings to satisfy the public, until an assistant judge starts to question his motives and steps in to search for the truth. The show stars Ji Sung, Park Gyu Young and Jinyoung of the K-pop group GOT7.

The Chinese drama “The Long Ballad,” starring Dilraba Dilmurat, is now showing on Viu in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Four Japanese anime titles will also be available this month in selected markets within 24 hours of release from Japan. Titles include “The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: The Slime Diaries,” a spin-off of the “That Time I Reincarnated as a Slime” series; “I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level”; “Zombie Land Saga Revenge”; and season five of the popular shonen anime title “My Hero Academia.”