Fox Networks Group Asia to Produce Miniseries Inspired by Taiwanese Singer Teresa Teng

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“Memory Eclipse” is being produced by Fox’s Cora Yim, famed “Infernal Affairs” producer John Chong and Taiwan’s Winday Culture.

Fox Networks Group Asia is producing an anthology miniseries based mostly on the music of legendary Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng. The five-part sequence, Memory Eclipse, is the brainchild of Cora Yim, Fox svp and head of Chinese leisure, and can be produced by veteran producer John Chong, who counts the Infernal Affairs trilogy amongst his over 100 credit. The sequence can be made in collaboration with Taiwan-based movie manufacturing firm Winday Culture, whose founder, Charles Sun, will function director.

The sequence will characteristic a distinct solid and story based mostly on certainly one of Teng's songs in every episode, set previously, current, and future. It marks the primary anthology sequence themed round Chinese-language pop music. Filming will happen in Taiwan and Thailand, the place Teng died whereas on vacation in Chiang Mai in 1995.

Born in Taiwan in 1953, Teng was well-known all around the Chinese-speaking world. At the peak of her fame within the 1970s and 1980s, she conquered charts not solely in Chinese communities worldwide but additionally in Japan and Indonesia, releasing hit albums in Japanese. Her reputation crossed not simply geographical and language divides but additionally political ones; her songs had been a staple in Mainland Chinese households within the 1970s, once they had been formally banned within the nation. Her movie star didn’t dim even after her demise on the age of 42. Holograms of her performing had been showcased in a live performance by Taiwanese singer Jay Chou in 2013; her personal headlining holographic live performance debuted in Hangzhou, China, this yr.

Memory Eclipse, scheduled for launch in 2019, will star Kaiser Chuang (award-winning actor from Maverick), Esther Liu (Thirty SomethingFalling), J.C. Lin (The Day to Choose), Nikki Hsieh (Honey PuPu), Alan Kuo (The Rooftop) and Teresa Daley (Transformers: Age of Extinction).

Fox Networks Group Asia unveiled its premium Chinese-language miniseries initiative in 2017, launching Trading Floor, set within the Hong Kong monetary world and produced by and starring Hong Kong famous person Andy Lau, and crime thriller Stained, starring award winners Kara Wai and Anthony Wong. 

This article initially appeared on THR.com.