Television Business International

Fox readies high-end miniseries for China

Scripted-logo-460_2Zubin GandeviaFox Networks Group’s Asian pay TV business is producing a high-end drama miniseries for Chinese audiences.

Stained will debut on Fox’s Chinese movie channel, SCM, later this year, and will run to five one-hour episodes.

This comes a year after FNG’s Asian and international division announced they would begin working together to produce Chinese-language series, miniseries and films.

The series, from director Patrick Kong (Marriage with a Fool, Love is Not All Around) and starring Kara Wai (My Best Auntie) and Anthony Wong, is billed as a “high-end crime drama” shot entirely in Hong Kong.

It will follow Wai as a detective who faces mounting pressure through a series of difficult cases, including one involving the disappearance of her husband.

“FNG has always been focusing on providing the best stories to its fans and providing the best creative environment to the amazing creative talent that makes these stories come alive,” said Fox Networks Group’s president of Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Zubin Gandevia (pictured).

Fox Networks Group Asia senior VP and head of Chinese entertainment Cora Yim said Stained had “all the right ingredients of a major success – the cast, the gripping storyline and the cinematic production values”.

SCM has already coproduced feature films with companies such as mm2 Entertainment.