These five new TV shows are hitting Malaysian shores this July:
The Loudest Voice
Based on the book, The Loudest Voice In The Room, the seven-part limited series follows the rise and fall of Roger Ailes, the founder of Fox News. In 2016, Ailes resigned from Fox News in the thick of sexual harassment accusations from multiple Fox News employees. He died the next year.
Russell Crowe, who plays Ailes, shares with Entertainment Tonight that transforming into the media figure took six hours on the make-up chair initially.
“I used to call it face jail,” Crowe says. “It wasn’t fun at all. The first application took six hours, and over a seven-month period, we whittled it down to two-and-half [hours]. But still, it was a mental challenge to be faced every day.”
Besides Crowe, Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts and Seth MacFarlane also co-star.
Beginning July 1, The Loudest Voice airs every Monday at 11pm on FX HD (Astro Ch 726).
Legend Of The Phoenix
Circus performer Ning Zhi is brought in to the palace of the fictional Eastern Liang dynasty one day for a special performance for the empress dowager’s birthday.
There, she finds herself framed for treason by the emperor’s sister, the grand princess. Court advisor Wei Guang saves her in the nick of time and the two fall in love.
Two years have passed and Ning Zhi returns to the palace as a lady-in-waiting for the empress. Along the way, Ning Zhi and Wei Guang work together to derail the grand princess’s plan to usurp the throne. The 41-episode palace drama stars He Hongshan, Jeremy Tsui and Wayne Lai.
Legend Of The Phoenix is available on dimsum.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days
The American series starring Kiefer Sutherland gets a Korean remake! Watch Ji Jin-hee, best known for his role in Jewel In The Palace, in action as he inhabits Sutherland’s role.
The series follows Minister of Environment Park Mu-jin (played by Ji), who suddenly finds himself stepping inside the shoes of a President when a terrorism attack kills the rest of the cabinet members.
The scientist-turned-politician, who never had any interest in being President, reluctantly takes on the role and is determined to find out the truth behind the attack.
Beginning July 1, a new episode of Designated Survivor: 60 Days premieres every Monday and Tuesday on Netflix.
Puteri Yang Ditukar
This 80-episode Malaysian soap opera, a remake of the 2011 Indonesian sinetron of the same name, looks at the lives of two women – Amira and Zahira – who were switched at birth.
Amira had a modest upbringing while Zahira lived a life of wealth and lacked for nothing. Secrets and lies abound among the two families. The series explores that circumstances that led to the switch. Starring Elisya Sandha, Eyra Hazali and Azrel Ismail.
Beginning July 9, Puteri Yang Ditukar airs weekdays at 6pm on Astro Prima (Ch 105).
8 Days: To the Moon and Back
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, don’t miss this TV special, 8 Days: To The Moon And Back.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to land on the Moon. The show will show crucial moments of the historic mission that have never been filmed, using a combination of special effects and previously classified cockpit audio.
8 Days: To the Moon and Back premieres July 20 at 8.05pm on BBC Earth (unifiTV ch 501) and BBC Player.