WarnerMedia and CATCHPLAY on August 27, 2021 announced Twisted Strings❤, a drama original from Taiwan.
This one-hour seven-episode anthology series, executive-produced by acclaimed filmmakers, Hou Hsiao-hsien, will air as an HBO Asia Original program in early 2022 on the WarnerMedia streaming services HBO GO and HBO in Asia, as well as a CATCHPLAY Original program on the CATCHPLAY+ streaming service in Taiwan and Indonesia. The series will also be available on Mediacorp’s digital platform meWATCH in Singapore.
The series stars a number of well-known cast and crew such as the Golden Horse-winning actor, Lee Kang-sheng. This is Lee’s first role in a series after starring in various films over the past 30 years. Lee also won Best Actor at the Golden Horse Awards in 1994, the Asia Pacific Film Festival in 2013, and the Taipei Film Awards in 2014 and 2020, he said he was attracted by the script which contains unique humor and the role is unlike any he has played before.
Twisted Strings written and directed by the Golden Horse-nominated director, Huang Xi, who worked with Hou in several films, such as The Assassin (2015). Huang’s debut film titled Missing Johnny won the Best Screenplay award at the 2017 Taipei Film Awards.
This time Twisted Strings in post-production, produced by CATCHPLAY’s newly formed production division, SCREENWORKS ASIA, in collaboration with Bossdom from Taiwan and Mediacorp from Singapore.
WarnerMedia and CATCHPLAY have worked together before on a crime drama series Trinity of Shadowsand the famous series that won the Golden Bell award, The World Between Us.
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