HBO Asia has ordered Dream Raider, an eight-episode sci-fi original drama series for premiere in 2019. Filmed and set entirely in Taiwan, the hour-long Mandarin series features an all-star Taiwanese cast including Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄) (The Devil Fish 《人面魚：紅衣小女孩外傳》), David Wang (王耀慶) (Project Gutenberg 《無雙》) and Jason Wang (王識賢) (GATAO 2-The New Leader Rising 《角頭2：王者再起》).
Principal photography is under way on the series, which is executive produced by Hong Kong filmmaker, Cheang Pou-Soi (鄭保瑞). Dream Raider will be available on HBO Asia’s on-air, online and on-demand platforms.
“Following the success of our first Taiwanese drama series, The Teenage Psychic, we are looking forward to once again be working with the talented storytellers in Taiwan on a genre that we have never done before,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia. “Science fiction is a genre that allows for limitless creativity and I can’t wait for our audience in the region to explore the futuristic realm and unknown possibilities of ‘dream-raiding’ with us.”
HBO Asia started producing its Original productions in 2012 and has since expanded its slate to include series, movies and documentaries. Dream Raider 《獵夢特工》marks the network’s sixteenth Asian Original to date, with more slated to premiere in the coming years.