Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment company, known for huge hits like The Crown, House Of Cards, Stranger Things, and Black Mirror, has acquired AMO, a TV5-produced show set against the backdrop of theDutertegovernment’s controversial drug war, is the first-ever TV series from the Philippines to be on Netflix. AMO will be available worldwide starting April 9, 2018.
Helmed by Cannes Award-winning director Brillante Mendoza, AMO tells the story of Joseph, a high school student who starts out as a small-time “shabu” peddler, whose involvement in the drug trade eventually gets him entangled in the violent and dangerous circle of drug lords, crooked cops, and corrupt government officials.
“AMO is a bold and suspenseful show that has the potential of capturing thrill-seeking audiences worldwide,” said Robert Roy, VP of Content Acquisition at Netflix. “We’re always seeking to work with passionate, talented storytellers like Mr. Mendoza, to bring premium content to the more than 117 million Netflix members around the world.”
TV5 President & CEO, Chot Reyes, proudly says, “We at TV5 are excited to finally be able to share AMO with everyone. Brillante has done a beautiful job in bringing paper to life, and the show’s acquisition provides an additional platform to help share the first-ever Filipino series on Netflix to a worldwide audience.”
Starring in the series is Vince Rillon, an upcoming indie film actor from the movies Captive, Fallback, and Bagahe. He is supported by award-winning actor Derek Ramsay, a veteran of many popular movies and TV shows.