Ciwen plans new realist TV drama

Lian Jian's latest novel is to be brought to the screen by Ciwen Media.
Ciwen plans new realist TV drama

Ma Zhongjun, founder of Ciwen Media

Award-winning writer Lian Jian’s latest novel “Looking For Zhu Limei” is to be put onto the screen by Ciwen Media.

The novel is about a man’s seeking for a witness named Zhu Limei who can prove his innocence in the murder of his wife. During the process many secrets about his wife and friends come to light.

Ma Zhongjun, founder of Ciwen Media, said the novel is an in-depth reflection on social changes and ordinary people’s lives.

Realist dramas now make up a major proportion of domestic TV productions. Ma added that many genres of TV series, from costume drama to modern urban crime, can be produced with a strong realistic flavor.

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