Netflix orders Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities

Netflix will be working with Taiwan’s Kbro Media and Good Image Production on a new original series A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities (WT). The 20-episode series features cross-cultural differences, and similarities between Taipei and the close-knit Taiwanese-American community in San Francisco. A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities will be directed by Nelson Yeh and […]

HBO Asia first with The Psychic

HBO is making its first ever drama out of Taiwan, with 6x60mins series The Psychic entering production. The series is based on Taiwanese short film The Busy Young Psychic, and is about a teenager struggling to balance teen life with her ability to communicate with the spirit world. The TV show is being filmed in […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]