Fox Networks Group Asia kicks off Premium Chinese Miniseries Production with ‘Stained’

A Hong Kong-based Crime Drama starring award-winning cast Kara Wai, Anthony Wong, Kwan Ho Tse and directed by Patrick Kong

Hong Kong, 14th March, 2017 – FOX Networks Group (FNG), Asia’s leading pay-TV network, announced today the production of Stained, its venture into premium Chinese miniseries, a landmark initiative to deliver compelling high quality Chinese content to global viewers.

Directed by acclaimed director Patrick Kong (Marriage With A Fool (2006), Love Is Not All Around (2007), and L For Love, L For Lies(2008) and starring award-winning cast Kara Wai, Anthony Wong and Kwan Ho Tse. Stained is a high-energy crime drama set in Hong Kong and to be shot entirely in the vibrant city.  Consisting of 5 one-hour episodes, Stained follows Detective Bo, who faces mounting pressure in investigating a series of difficult cases including the mystery around her husband’s disappearance. Stained will be released in late 2017 on SCM, the region’s No. 1 Chinese movies channel.

Zubin Gandevia, President of Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Fox Networks Group, said,  “FNG  has always been focusing on providing the best stories to its fans and providing the best creative environment to the amazing creative talent that makes these stories come alive. We’re proud to collaborate with Director Patrick Kong to bring, “Stained” to the fans of our market leading SCM channel.
Cora Yim, SVP and Head of the Chinese Entertainment at FOX Networks Group Asia, said, “FNG is proud to be creating an original production with such an amazing on- and off-screen talent including Kara Wai and Patrick Kong. Stained has all the right ingredients of a major success – the cast, the gripping storyline and the cinematic production values. We look forward to continuing working with creative talent in developing high quality original Chinese premium content to viewers, touting local productions that are truly world-class.”

 

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with FNG, a content creative powerhouse, in particular for US drama series. I also feel privileged to work with a group of A-list talents in Hong Kong. Together we will work to bringing Chinese TV content production to a new level, with a Hong Kong setting but US-style cinematic storytelling approach,” said Patrick Kong, Director of Stained.

Playing the remarkable lead role of Detective Bo is Kara Wai, who has won several awards for her acting, including Best Actress for My Best Auntie and At The End Of Daybreak at the 1st and 29th HK Film Awards, respectively. She also won Best Supporting Actress at the 48th Golden Horse Awards for A Chinese Ghost Story, and has been nominated in the same category at the HK Film Awards for films such as Visible Secret and Dragon. She brings her wealth of experience and talent in acting to Stained and ensures a rich and deep portrayal of the complex character as Detective Bo. Adding immense talent to the mini-series is the highly-regarded Hong Kong director Patrick Kong, who has helmed over 20 feature films, including one of the top 5 highest-grossing Hong Kong romance movies in 2015. Having directed the popular romance trilogy of Marriage With A Fool, Love Is Not All Around, and L For Love, L For Lies, he has his pulse on what kind of entertainment audiences love and brings this expertise to the table in his direction of Stained.

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About SCM

SCM (衛視電影台) (formerly known as STAR Chinese Movies) is the No. 1 Chinese movie channel in Asia and is the premier destination for lovers of blockbuster Chinese cinema, with more than 1,000 titles in its film inventory. SCM is dedicated to providing first-run, premium content as well as cutting-edge advanced services. Premiering box-office hits from Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan, SCM guarantees exclusives from top Chinese and Asian producers and major studios such as Emperor Motion Pictures, Media Asia, Pegasus and Fortune Star. In addition to hit movies, SCM also offers a powerful combination of live events, major concerts and acclaimed Asian documentaries in Cantonese or Mandarin with Chinese and English as well as Bahasa Indonesia and Thai subtitles. With this unrivalled content together with HD viewing, a VOD service and a market-leading online catch-up service called SCM Play, the channel provides an unmatched entertainment experience.

 

About FOX Networks Group

FOX Networks Group (FNG) is 21st Century FOX’s international multi-media business. We develop, produce and distribute 300+ wholly- and majority-owned entertainment, sports, factual and movie channels in 45 languages across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. FNG’s core channel brands include FOX, FOX Sports, FOX Life, FOX+ and National Geographic. FNG’s movie channels include FOX Movies, FOX Movies Premium and SCM (formerly Star Chinese Movies). Our non-linear brands include FOX Play, FOX Play+ and Nat Geo Play. These networks and their related mobile, non-linear and high- definition extensions, reach over 1.825 billion cumulative households worldwide. In addition, FNG owns and operates two production studios and produces thousands of local programming hours for its wholly owned channels and third parties.

 

Media Inquiries:

Gladys Lau

Assistant Manager, Marketing & Communications | FOX Networks Group Asia

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Valerie Lee

Assistant Manager, Marketing (HK Market) | FOX Networks Group Asia

Valerie.lee@fox.com | Mobile: +852.9151.0002