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The Ghost Bride Interview With Directors and Showrunner

The Ghost Bride is an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo. Set in 180s Colonial Malacca, Li Lan has been offered a marriage proposal from the wealthy Lim Family to become the “ghost bride” to their recently deceased son. The six-episode drama is directed by award-winning Malaysian directors Quek Shio-Chuan (Guang) and Ho Yu-Hang, written by an international team of screenwriters led by American-Taiwanese TV writer Kai Yu Wu (Hannibal, The Flash), and stars Wu Kang Ren, Huang Peijia, Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) and Tian Tze Kuang.

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Recently, Dashran got the chance to sit with The Ghost Bride directors and showrunner, Zainir Aminullah to have a short discussion on the series.

In the video we discuss:

  • What exactly is the role of a showrunner in a series like this? (The showrunner did not pen the script nor direct an episode.)
  • The vision and direction for the show.
  • The directors have different styles and are from different generations. How did their styles complement each other? (Who directed the “real world” stuff and who helmed the more “fantasy” elements?)
  • What are they like on set?
  • Changes made when adapting the book to the series? (Non-spoiler, don’t worry.)
  • What did the directors learn from each other?

The Ghost Bride drops on Netflix today, 23 January 2020.

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