Tencent releases new production projects for realistic dramas
Tencent Pictures announced at the ongoing 24th Shanghai TV Festival that they will produce more thought-provoking, realistic dramas for Internet viewers.
According to Cheng Wu, vice president of Tencent and chief executive officer at Tencent Pictures, realistic series cover a wide range of subjects and vividly portray different groups of people.
One of the eye-catching productions is “Face to Sea,” a period drama about the entrepreneurship of a couple in Guangdong Province.
Starring Liu Tao and Wang Lei, the series pays tribute to the achievements of China’s reform and opening-up. It also depicts the development of the city of Shenzhen over the past 40 years.
“The World Is Not Fraudulent” is China’s first series about phone scams. Starring Guo Xiaodong and Xu Yue, it portrays Chinese cops’ efforts to fight against a fraud group.
Chen Yuxin, scriptwriter of the legal drama “Burning DNA,” said realistic dramas can have strong appeal to young viewers if the stories are told from novel perspectives.
Realistic dramas produced by Tencent Pictures will also include “The Urban Family,” which tells the stories of ethnic minorities living in big cities.