Netflix’s original series The Ghost Bride is shedding light on the Chinese tradition of a ghost marriage, where one or both parties are deceased.
Set in the 1890s, the story revolves around Li Lan (played by Taiwanese actress Huang Peijia), a girl who is asked to marry the recently deceased son of the wealthy Lim family. By marrying into the family, Li would save her family from a lifetime of debt, but would be doomed to spend the rest of her life haunted by a ghost husband, Tian Ching (played by Taiwan’s Wu Kang Ren), who made the request to marry her after seeing her for the first time at a festival before his death. Soon, Li becomes wrapped up in solving a murder mystery.
The series was shot at various locations in Malaysia and is directed by Malaysian directing duo Quek Shio Chuan and Ho Yuhang. Cast members also include Ludi Lin and Malaysian Mandarin-language musical and theater artist, Tian Tze Kuang.