HBO Asia To Launch Taiwanese Crime Drama ‘The World Between Us’

HBO Asia is doubling down on Taiwanese drama with a new ten-part crime drama, The World Between Us.

The Asian division of the Warnermedia-backed pay-TV service will launch the series on Sunday 24 March with two back-to-back episodes. The show, which will launch on the linear channel, HBO Go and the Catchplay On Demand platform, is produced by Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS), and will be jointly distributed by HBO Asia and Catchplay outside of Asia.

The show follows the aftermath of a mass-shooting where all parties involved – the killer, the victims, the victims’ families, the media and the defense teams, whose fates are all intertwined.

It stars Alyssa Chia (The Prince of Han Dynasty), James Wen (My Queen) and Wu Kang-Jen (A Touch of Green) and is directed by Lin Chun-Yang (The Soul If Bread) and written by Lu Shih-Yuan (Dear Ex).

It is HBO Asia’s latest scripted effort and comes as it prepares to launch horror drama Folklore and sci-fi drama Dream Raider.

Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, said, “Following the success of our first Taiwanese drama series, The Teenage Psychic, we are excited to be once again be presenting intriguing content and stories from Taiwan that would resonate with our audience in the region. With the addition of The World Between Us to our line-up of original content, we are further reinforcing our commitment to producing quality local programming for our audience in Asia and beyond.”

Daphne Yang, CEO of Catchplay, added, “We are delighted that our efforts in building international networks, have placed us in a good position to bring quality Taiwan original content to the world. We are excited to be working with HBO Asia on the global distribution of The World Between Us. We will strive to build more collaborations like this to create more opportunity for quality Taiwan content to be seen globally.”

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