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Joko Anwar Talks about the Nightmares and Daydreams Sequel

Joko Anwar's latest work, Nightmares and Daydreams, which was released on Netflix, will likely have a sequel.

Joko Anwar admits that once again, the story in his latest work, Nightmares and Daydreams, also raises many questions. Well, then, is there a possibility for a sequel to the Nightmares and Daydreams series?

The series Nightmares and Daydreams by Joko Anwar was officially released on Netflix on June 13, 2024. Many fans have been waiting for this series for a long time because it is one of the rare productions in Indonesia.

As we know, this Netflix original series production from Come and See Pictures highlights social issues with added science fiction elements that make it even more interesting.

According to IDN Times, Joko Anwar also spoke about the possibility of a Nightmares and Daydreams sequel.

A touch of Sci-Fi yet so close to the people

Nightmares and Daydreams sequel
Nightmares and Daydreams sequel

Joko Anwar believes that despite being in the sci-fi genre, the stories in the Nightmares and Daydreams series are still closely related to the lives of Indonesian people.

“Nightmares and Daydreams started from unrest, because I believe that what I do in the series should be a mirror so that we can reflect on what we are facing now socially in Indonesia,” said Joko Anwar as reported by IDN Times, Thursday (13/6/2024).

In this context, he also described how poverty today has become something systematically organized.

“We talk about poverty. Structural poverty is the most dangerous, because it doesn’t mean that characters like Panji are people who don’t want to work hard, but there is something systematic that makes them unable to get out of poverty. This is what Nightmares and Daydreams tries to unravel, even though it’s science fiction,” Jokan continued.

Joko Anwar admits that once again, his work also does not provide definitive answers. Similar to his previous works, the Nightmares and Daydreams series also raises many questions.

“When we make movies, we don’t make statements. We don’t try to give answers. But we will stimulate the audience to ask more questions, because asking questions is the door to understanding more about our lives,” he said.

Possible Nightmares and Daydreams Sequel

Possible Nightmares and Daydreams Sequel
Possible Nightmares and Daydreams Sequel

After that, Joko Anwar also revealed the possibility of a sequel. Although he did not give a definite answer, the director hopes that the Nightmares and Daydreams series will continue its story in the future.

“We want it to exist. The question is, do you think it’s interesting to continue? Is it important? Do you want to know the sequel? And the answer is, God willing, hopefully, from me,” concluded Joko Anwar.

Nightmares and Daydreams Synopsis

Nightmares and Daydreams Synopsis
Nightmares and Daydreams Synopsis

Nightmares and Daydreams has seven episodes, each with a different story and cast. Interestingly, although different, all the episodes have the same connection, which is about the existence of humans and creatures in this world.

In each episode of Nightmares and Daydreams, there is a mystery surrounding each character that occurs at different times. This will be the common thread from one episode to another.

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