New Taiwanese series to launch in March

movie & TV January 25, 2019 01:00

By THE NATION

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HBO Asia’s new original Taiwan drama series, “The World Between Us” premieres in Asia (outside of Taiwan) on Sunday, March 24 on HBO with two back-to-back episodes starting at 8pm.



“The World Between Us”  is a 10-part, hour-long series that follows the aftermath of a mass shooting where the fates of all parties involved – the killer, the victims, the victims’ families, the media and the defence teams are intertwined.  

Two new episodes will debut at the same time every Sunday. Produced by Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), the series is being jointly distributed by HBO Asia and Catchplay outside of Asia. 

“The World Between Us” features an all-star ensemble cast from Taiwan including Alyssa Chia, James Wen and Wu KangJen. The series is directed by award-winning filmmaker, Lin ChunYang and written by the renowned award-winning screenwriter, Lu Shih-Yuan.

“Following the success of our first Taiwanese drama series, ‘The Teenage Psychic’, we are excited to be once again be presenting intriguing content and stories from Taiwan that will resonate with our audience in the region,” says Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia.

“With the addition of ‘The World Between Us’ to our lineup of original content, we are further reinforcing our commitment to producing quality local programming for our audience in Asia and beyond,” he adds.

“We are delighted that our efforts in building international networks have placed us in a good position to bring quality Taiwan original content to the world. We are excited to be working with HBO Asia on the global distribution of ‘The World Between Us’,” says Daphne Yang, CEO of Catchplay.

“We will strive to build more collaborations like this to create more opportunity for quality Taiwan content to be seen globally.” 

HBO Asia started producing its Original productions in 2012 and has since expanded their range of award-winning Asian Original productions to include series, movies and documentaries. “The World Between Us” marks the network’s seventeenth Asian Original to date, with more slated to premiere in the coming years.