iQIYI Launches New Drama Series ‘RESTU’ to Captivate Global Audiences

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Scheduled to premiere on April 26, 2024, at 9:00 pm, ‘RESTU‘ is the latest drama series from Asia’s leading streaming platform, iQIYI (pronounced eye-chee-yee). It promises to captivate global audiences with its engaging storyline and stellar casts, including Remy Ishak, Wanna Ali, Siti Elizad, Elizabeth Tan, and introducing newcomer, Puteri Rafasya. The series is produced in collaboration with Infinitus Production and directed by renowned local director, Heykal Hanafiah.

Mr. Jony Deng, General Manager of iQIYI Malaysia & Singapore, expressed his excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to launch RESTU during this festive season to meet the growing demand of Malay audiences, this adheres to our commitment to promoting local productions and talents.

“Furthermore, we are also working on managing all Original Projects by iQIYI that are currently in various stages such as script development, filming, and post-production, while adding more colours to the Malaysian entertainment industry.

Following the phenomenal success of ‘Rampas Cintaku 1 & 2’, which garnered over 100 million views worldwide, iQIYI is set to deliver yet another hit with RESTU, this highly anticipated drama is one of twelve promised local productions set to enthral audiences throughout 2024.

Set against the backdrop of contemporary Malaysia, RESTU tells the poignant story of Razak, portrayed by Remy Ishak, a single father navigating the challenges of parenthood following the loss of his wife, Julia. As Razak seeks a new companion, his daughter, Amy (played by Puteri Rafasya), sets forth three conditions for her approval, leading to a heartfelt journey of love, sacrifice, and familial bonds.

The creation of RESTU was a labour of love, taking two years to develop, he  emphasised, “We spared no effort in crafting a storyline that resonates with local audiences while ensuring the highest production standards.

“Our meticulous casting process prioritised talent and versatility to deliver a compelling viewing experience.”

The premiere episode of RESTU on April 26, 2024 which coincides with the second week of Hari Raya will be available for free to all iQIYI app users, while subsequent episodes will require VIP subscription, free broadcast is accessible 48 hours after its release.

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As RESTU makes its debut, iQIYI aims to bridge cultures and foster global connections through compelling storytelling, Mr. Jony concluded, “We hope that RESTU will not only become a shining addition to our content lineup but also mark a significant step in supporting and showcasing local creativity and talent on a global stage.

“We aim that this drama serves as a bridge for audiences worldwide to experience and appreciate the rich culture and diverse narrative of Malaysia.

“Furthermore, we aspire for this drama to boost viewers’ engagement and satisfaction, while creating more opportunities for Malaysians to enjoy flexible access to great content.

Download the iQIYI app from the App Store or Play Store, search for ‘RESTU’, and click ‘Subscribe’ to receive early alerts or get iQIYI with the newly introduced Super Streamer Pass by Hotlink, available at an amazing rate of RM9.90 per month. Subscribers of this pass gain access to high-definition streaming of iQIYI’s premium content and can enjoy uninterrupted streaming with unlimited 5G internet from Hotlink. The Super Streamer Pass is accessible to all Hotlink Prepaid customers with an active monthly internet pass, as well as Hotlink Postpaid customers. Registration can be easily completed through the Hotlink app.

Join us for an unforgettable journey with RESTU, premiering April 26, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. (every Friday & Saturday).

About iQIYI International

Headquartered in Singapore, iQIYI International is an on-demand video streaming service providing beloved pan-Asian entertainment to international viewers. Offering both ad-supported and VIP subscription services, iQIYI International delivers premium drama series, movies, variety shows, and anime; with local languages and subtitles; powered by cutting-edge technology. iQIYI International also makes its technology available to other entertainment services through SaaS partnerships. iQIYI International can be enjoyed on any device via and the app. iQIYI International is owned by iQIYI, Inc. (Nasdaq: IQ).

Infinitus Productions Sdn. Bhd.
An entertainment production company specializing in film production in Malaysia for both domestic and international markets. As part of the Infinitus Entertainment Group, a content creation network based in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Beijing, Infinitus Productions aims to produce high-quality films from Malaysia by tapping into the great talents in the country and taking advantage of Malaysia’s stunning geographical beauty. Since 2017, Infinitus Entertainment (M) Sdn Bhd has increased its involvement in international co-productions and has produced locally renowned films.

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