China’s Youku, Hishow To Co-Produce Drama Series ‘My Dearest Stranger’, Starring Wang Luodan, Bosco Wong

Chinese streamer Youku is teaming with Beijing-based producer-distributor Hishow Entertainment to produce high-end drama series My Dearest Stranger, starring Wang Luodan and Bosco Wong. 

The 16-part suspense drama will be directed by Golden Horse Award-winning Taiwanese filmmaker Lin Yu-Hsien Hsien (Jump! Boys, Exit No. 6). 

Based on Fan Shu’s best-selling novel Secret Love and adapted by Cao Xueping (Game Changer), the series tells the story of a woman who marries the man of her dreams, but starts to suspect he has a dark side and decides to cooperate with a policeman to find out the truth. 

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Chinese actress Wang Luodan has credits including Cao Baoping’s The Dead End and TV series Struggle, while Hong Kong actor Bosco Wong is known for films including G-Storm and Golden Brother and TV series Triumph In The Skies

The crew also includes production designer Liang Honghu, who worked on Oscar-nominated Hong Kong feature Better Days

Hishow Entertainment is a leading Chinese buyer, which has distributed films in China including The Imitation Game and Zhang Lu’s Yanagawa, and moved into production in 2019. The company’s first production was 38-episode drama Game Changer, which premiered in January 2021 on CCTV-8 and Youku. It is now working on a slate of international co-productions, across series and films.

My Dearest Stranger begins production in June in Chengdu, Sichuan province. 

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