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Take CTRL an original family comedy series premieres on Astro

24/01/2022

24

January

2022

Take CTRL an original family comedy series premieres on Astro

Watch from 29 Jan on TA-DAA! (Ch 612), Astro GO and On Demand

Astro customers can look forward to the premiere of Take CTRL, an original local family comedy series by Astro, in collaboration with Graph Studios, led by director Derrik Yaw. The series revolves around siblings, Sky and Ramunah, whose biggest complaint in life is their controlling parents until they stumble upon a mind-control video game. The kids then get a taste of what it feels like to do a role switch and be in the drivers seat. Take CTRL will premiere on 29 January, every Saturday, 9pm on TA-DAA! (Ch 612), Astro GO and On Demand.

The series stars popular film actor Shaheizy Sam (Papa), alongside Hana Nadira (Mama),Faiz Najib (Sky) and Sry Khairudin (Ramunah), the debut for a lead in a TV series for the latter three. Customers can also look forward to a diverse talent line-up featured in this bi-lingual series including Gabriel Pountney, Rika Adrina, Marianne Tan, Farid Azmeir, Phoon Chi Ho, and Prakash Daniel along with special cameos by popular local content creators, Jenn Chia and Jin Lim(Jinnyboy).

Farah Fauzana, Head of Kids Business, Astro, said, Together with TIME Internet, we are excited to present this high-quality original series which offers an epic gaming adventure, plot twists, positive life lessons and ultimately what being part of a family means. We hope our customers will enjoy the first of our original series, Take CTRL, and we look forward to working with local content creators on more original ideas that Malaysian families can relate to.

Derrik Yaw, Director, Take CTRL, said, I hope that this show can change some of the stereotypes that local audiences have towards local TV series. We have great local family stories to tell, with very relatable family conflicts and relationships. We need more honest storytelling especially for teenage TV series. Expect lots of great acting from an amazing cast, great storytelling with lots of clever and not-so-clever comedy, and lots of fun for the entire family.

Take CTRL, a 6-episode series, presents a unique concept, exploring two worlds: the real; and the virtual, which is infused with gaming elements to which young audiences can relate. At the same time parents will be able empathise with the struggles of Papa and Mama trying to balance being the fun parent versus the disciplinarian exacerbated by their kids digital and gaming habits. The series is also the first local production to utilise Unreal Engine, an advanced real-time 3Dcreation technology.

The series portrays the love-hate relationship and family dynamics between siblings and parents, and how they come to terms in a world where digital takes over. Inline with the shows tagline with control, comes chaos , the kids ultimately learn that having control is not as easy as it seems, and that there are always consequences.

Take CTRL is sponsored by TIME Internet. Customers can enjoy the new episodes of Take CTRL at 9pm,every Saturday on TA-DAA! (Ch 612), Astro GO or On Demand.
LINK: https://corporate.astro.com.my/mediaroom-releases/take-ctrl-an-origina...
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