Premiering this 23rd, Netflix brings forth the first-ever Chinese language original— The Ghost Bride
Set in 1890s Colonial Malacca, Li Lan has been offered a marriage proposal from the affluent Lim family to become the “ghost bride” to their deceased son. This will save her family from a lifetime of crippling debt, but she will be spending the rest of her life being haunted by her deceased husband.
In a desperate attempt to escape this morbid fate, Li Lan finds herself wrapped in a murder mystery, trapped in an otherworldly dark kingdom where nothing is as it seems.
The six-episode drama is an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller titled “The Ghost Bride” created by Yangsze Choo. Directed by award-winning Malaysian directors Quek Shio-Chuan and Ho Yu-Hang, this production is joined by an international crew hailing from Hollywood, Malaysia and Taiwan.
As per the book, Tian Ching, the deceased, personally requested the ghost marriage to Li Lan. He intended to seek her hand for marriage since he chanced upon her at a festival before his untimely demise. In order to honour his request, the Lim family stepped in to carry out his parting wish.
To persuade Li Lan, Tian Ching relentlessly haunts her dreams, in pursuit of her heart. He insists that she will be his bride, despite her adamant refusals, each time they “meet”. How will this end: with Li Lan succumbing to his mysterious deathly allure, or will she find an alternative route?