Warriors Of Future, Hong Kong’s Biggest Ever Film, Is Among Netflix’s Chinese-Language Slate.

The fantasy series Agent From Above, which the streaming service claims “boasts rich visual effects that are never seen in a local series,” is the highlight of the lineup of Chinese-language movies and television shows that Netflix has unveiled.

The series, which was made in collaboration with Taiwan’s Good Films Production and Singapore’s mm2 Entertainment, is set in an oriental world full of “gods, monsters, humans, and ghosts.” The plot centers on a former drug user who, as atonement for his transgressions, accepts a job serving the venerable Chinese god San Tai Zi.

The series’ cast, which also includes Wang Po-Chieh, Hsueh Shih-ling, Buffy Chen, and Johnny Yang, is led by Taiwanese actor Kai Ko. Rita Chuang of Good Films serves as the film’s primary producer alongside director Donnie Lai.

According to Jerry Zhang, manager of Chinese-language content for Netflix, “We’re committed to investing in and producing high-quality Chinese-language series that we know will appeal to more consumers in Taiwan and throughout the world.” “Through our worldwide platform, we believe that our projects will strengthen Taiwan’s entertainment sector and share local stories with the globe.”

The sci-fi action movie Warriors Of Future, starring Louis Koo, Lau Ching Wan, and Carina Lau, and directed by VFX master Ng Yuen-fai, is another title that Netflix has bought. The movie, which this summer set box office records in Hong Kong, will be available to view on Netflix starting on December 2.

The Nipple Talk, a Taiwanese LGBTQ+ series that explores how three friends of all genders and sexual orientations manage love and lust in their search for a relationship, is also among the streamer’s upcoming Chinese offerings. The series, which is created by Sequoia Entertainment and is directed by Lincoln Lai, features Lin Szu-yu, Bryan Chang, Lu Xia, and Kaiser Chuang among its cast.

The second season of The Victims’ Game, which premieres next year and stars Joseph Chang as a detective with Asperger’s Syndrome, and Copycat Killer, an adaptation of a Miyabe Miyuki crime novel, round out the slate. Both thriller mysteries were previously announced and were produced with Taiwan’s Greener Grass Production.

Directed by Chang Jung-chi and Henri Chang, Copycat Killer features an ensemble Taiwanese cast including Wu Kang-ren, Alice Ko, Tuo Tsung-hua and Ruby Lin. It will start streaming on Netflix in the first quarter of 2023. 

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