Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service operated by Viu International Limited, and AIS PLAY, the largest telecom provider in Thailand, announced that the new Viu Original series Voice in the Rain will be aired on December 19 on Workpoint TV, Viu in all 16 markets and AIS PLAY channels including the AIS PLAY app, AIS PLAYBOX and on the web at http://aisplay.ais.co.th. The series is the second collaboration between Viu and AIS PLAY after the success of My Bubble Tea earlier this year.
Voice in the Rain is a 16-episode series that combines romance, drama, and fantasy. It tells the story of Rarin, a famous fashion designer whose creativity is inspired by a man’s voice in her head. It turns out the voice belongs to Tanthai, a gorgeous model and actor she is about to work with during the upcoming rainy season. Amid many distractions, they choose to follow their hearts and discover that nothing is louder than the sound of their love for each other.
Kan Kantathavorn, an award-winning actor and TV host, plays Porsh, while Linn Mashannoad Suvalmas, a Thai supermodel, plays Rarin. Na-Naphat Vikairungroj, who is extremely popular with Gen Z and millennials, is also featured in the series as Tanthai. As one of the most famous social music influencers, Na-Naphat has appeared in music videos and is also a fashion model.
Ms. Virginia Lim, Chief Content Officer, Viu, said, “We are committed to putting premium Thai content and talent in the spotlight and excited to be working with AIS PLAY again to jointly develop Voice in the Rain. The performance of our original productions such as My Bubble Tea, Pretty Little Liars and The Bridge has been highly encouraging and we will continue to produce more high-quality original series. We look forward to seeing the audience’s reaction to Voice in The Rain.”
Mr. Alistair David Johnston, Managing Director-New Business of AIS, said, “We see our collaboration with Viu as a strategic one and are pleased to follow up the success of My Bubble Tea with Voice In The Rain. Together, we put the emphasis on creating engaging content.”My Bubble Tea followed a similar path into viewers’ hearts, blending romance, fantasy and comedy with a cast of Hallyu and Thai wave favorites. In My Bubble Tea, a woman (Thai idol Manasaporn Chanchalerm) falls for her handsome boss (K-pop idol Nichkhun) and concocts a supernatural bubble tea brew to win his love. My Bubble Tea ranked among the top three shows for Thai viewers and the top nine for Malaysia within a month of its launch. This Viu/AIS co-production also received Best Original Program By A Streamer/OTT, Best Actor in Supporting Role and Best Theme Song at the national level at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2020.