Disney has announced a new original Mandarin-language psychological thriller series called “Taiwan Crime Stories”.
It has been inspired by four true crime investigations: a terror-stricken mass murder of a family; a chilling rape; a murder case and a fraud and injustice case.
This new series is currently in production, with filming beginning in November 2021.
“Taiwan Crime Stories” is an international collaboration, as it is being created by Calfilms (Taiwan), Sixty Percent Productions (Hong Kong), and Imagine Entertainment (US).
The series will consist of twelve episodes and each episode will be 60 minutes each.
It will star Rhydian Vaughan, Patrick Shih, Simon Hsueh, Allison Lin, Frederick Lee, and Wang Po-Chieh.
The production is helmed by four pairs of award-winning Taiwanese screenwriter and director, veteran producers Cora Yim, Benjamin Lin, and Janice Chua, as well as veteran CSI writer Trey Callaway.
Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard said in a joint statement.
“The thrill of storytelling is universal, and it has been a privilege for us to have been able to work hand-in-hand with this talented and inspired group of international directors and writers on Taiwan Crime Stories. We are excited to extend our partnership with Disney into the international marketplace to bring this series to the local market and to audiences worldwide.”
Producer Lin Bing-Yu of CALFILMS and producer Cora Yim Ka-Nim of Sixty Percent Productions also said in a statement:
“We hope to produce high-quality content in line with international standards and distinctly innovative Chinese-language crime series,”
The series is being released on Disney+ under its Star banner and is slated to debut on the streaming service worldwide in 2022, though it’s likely to be released on Hulu in the United States due to the mature theme.
Are you looking forward to “Taiwan Crime Stories”?
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