Malaysian actor Idris Khan is set to star in a Netflix production. He shared the news with local media at an event recently.
However, when contacted the actor said he cannot reveal much about the show yet, only describing it as an “epic series” and that he will be playing a supporting role.
“Somebody first approached me (about the show) and then I had to go in for an audition,” the 28-year-old actor said.
As the series is set to shoot partly at the Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Johor, Idris noted that Netflix had been looking to cast local actors. “Part of the requirement is that they want Malaysians who can speak good English. It’s one of my strengths. And thankfully, I got it.”
He added that filming will begin around the second or third quarter of the year.
Netflix has been responsible for churning out a string of award-winning original content including House Of Cards and Orange Is The New Black. Another of its original series, Marco Polo (now cancelled), was also shot in Pinewood and featured Malaysian talents such as Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh, Patrick Teoh and Soffi Jikan.
Idris is a relatively new player in the Malaysian acting scene, having only started sometime in 2015. He has so far been featured in several local drama series including Duda Terlajak Laris, Mr. Donat Karamel and Bodyguard.