Welcome the Ghost Festival and Spooky September with Lawrence Wong’s first lead attempt in horror, Qi Yuwu’s appearance as a suave grim reaper, and Kate Kinney’s international debut in a leading role!
iQiyi released a 2-minute spooky trailer of its highly-anticipated first Southeast Asian Original and exclusive 36-episode series “The Ferryman: Legends of Nanyang”. Co-produced with GHY Culture and Media, the series will premiere on the iQiyi International app and iQ.com on August 24. Discover all kinds of ghosts waiting for you as each episode features a unique storyline.
iQiyi’s first international VIP ambassador Lawrence Wong, plays Xia Dong Qing, a character who has “Yin Yang eyes” that allows him to see and communicate with beings from other worlds with his fellow co-star, Qi Yuwu, who plays grim reaper Zhao Li. Starring alongside the two veteran actors is rising Taiwanese starlet Kate Kinney who makes her global debut as Olivia (Xiao Ya), who ever since her close brush with death, has become a regular customer of the store and a trusted confidante to Xia Dongqing. Kate’s breakout role as an ordinary girl who somehow gets entwined in a series of dark events is definitely one to watch!
Together, the intrepid trio forms an unlikely friendship that transcends all other-worldly realms, with an aim to help guide souls to their rightful places – be it the lost or the evil in the form of dolls, deformed corpses and even mermaids.
The trailer also revealed more familiar faces that will appear in the series, such as Singaporean actress Jeanette Aw and Malaysian actresses Koe Yeet, Debbie Goh and Emily Chan.
Will Xia Dong Qing, Zhao Li, and Olivia (Xiao Ya) successfully battle evil and bring closure to lost souls, or will they become lost souls themselves?
iQiyi International VIP subscribers will get to enjoy 8 episodes of the series while non-VIPs will be able to catch 2 episodes during the premiere. Subsequently, 2 new episodes will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8pm SGT.
iQiyi International’s standard and premium VIP subscribers with compatible devices will also be able to revel in an unparalleled audio experience, with “The Ferryman: Legends of Nanyang“ being the first Original series to be available in Dolby Atmos — immersive sound that takes the viewer right into the heart of the action with breathtaking realism.
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