Another Republican mystery drama, another trio banding together to solve murder cases. In Evil Nights 罪夜无间, Wang Longzheng (Day & Night) plays a private investigator who may be somehow involved in the killings. Gan Lu (Darker series) costars as a mysterious student who recently returned from overseas, while Ji Ning plays the son of a police officer.
Written by Zhang Yuan’ang (one of the writers of Ashes of Love), the web drama releases episodes at noon every Wednesday on Youku.
Awakening of Insects 麻雀2之惊蛰 comes from the author-writer of 2016 spy drama Sparrow, and stars Zhang Ruoyun as Chen Shan, a police informer who is forced by the Japanese to infiltrate the Kuomintang as Xiao Zhengguo, whom he bears a close resemblance to. Wang Ou plays the righteous Communist agent and Chen Shan’s love interest Zhang Li.
Helmed by Day & Night director Wang Wei, upcoming youth spy drama Fearless Whispers 隐秘而伟大 stars Li Yifeng (Animal World) and Jin Chen (Concubine Meng Arrives) in the leading roles, and has released a stylish teaser to celebrate wrap up of filming.
Good news for international fans who like a dark and gritty crime thriller – director Wang Wei’s (Buliangren) critically acclaimed Day and Night 白夜追凶 will become the first Mainland Chinese web drama to air on Netflix.