Wattpad teams with Vidio, Screenplay Films on slate of Bahasa originals
Wattpad Webtoon Studios is joining forces with Indonesian streamer Vidio and production outfit Screenplay Films on a slate of Bahasa Indonesian originals based on Wattpad stories.
Vidio has given a greenlight to five new series and ordered a second season of Turn On in a move that doubles the size of its original deal with Wattpad Webtoon Studios. The two companies and Screenplay Films previously worked together on Turn On and Paradise Garden.
Launched in January 2021, Turn On racked up 13 million views, becoming Vidio’s most-watched title in the first quarter of the year. Directed by Vemmy Sagita and starring Giorgino Abraham and Clara Bernadeth, the series is based on Tiara Wales’ Wattpad story, which scored 17.9 million reads on the online literature platform.
Paradise Garden, based on @khojina’s Wattpad story with 4.7 million reads, reached first position when it was first launched on Vidio in July 2021. The series is directed by Tommy Dewo and stars Jefri Nichol and Vanescha Prescilla.
Also from the previously-announced 2020 deal, Live With My Ketos, starring Adhisty Zara and Arbani Yazis, will start streaming from late August 2021. The series is based on the story by @matcharay_, which racked up 18.1 million reads.
The first five projects from the expanded deal between Vidio, Wattpad Webtoon Studios and Screenplay Films include:
- Married With Senior (51.8M reads) by @Cintaprita: romantic drama about two seemingly mismatched students who are being set up in an arranged marriage.
- Daniel And Nicolette (46M reads) by @matchamallow: romantic drama about the relationship between a musician and the CEO of a leading TV station.
- My Ice Girl (22M reads) by @pitsansi: romantic drama about a boy who becomes involved with a girl who appears to be connected to his younger sister’s death.
- Mari Jangan Saling Jatuh Cinta (2.6M reads) by @kiranada: romantic drama about a love triangle between a boy and girl who grew up in different worlds and a new friend who attempts to drive a wedge between them.
- My Nerd Girl (27.7M reads) by @Aidahharisah: mystery drama about a girl who takes on a new identity as part of her attempt to unravel the mystery of her sister’s apparent suicide.
Screenplay Films’ Wicky V. Olindo will serve as producer on the series, with executive producers including Sutanto Hartono, Hermawan Sutanto and Tina Arwin for Vidio; Anthony Buncio for Screenplay Films; and Aron Levitz, Eric Lehrman and Dexter Ong for Wattpad Webtoon Studios.
Wattpad Webtoon Studios was formed by the merger of Webtoon Studios and Wattpad Studios in June 2021. The company is also producing series such as anime hit Tower Of God for Crunchyroll and HBO Max.