HBO Asia’s first Mandarin Original series, The Teenage Psychic , received 6 nominations for the upcoming 52nd Annual Golden Bell Awards which were announced today in Taiwan.
The six hour-long-episode series has been nominated in the following categories:
Best Mini-Series (TV Movie)
Best Director for a Mini-Series (TV Movie) for Chen Ho Yu
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series (TV Movie) for Kuo Shu Yau
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series (TV Movie) for Nana Lee
Best New Actor/Actress in a Mini-Series (TV Movie) for Kent Tsai
Best Screenplay for a Mini-Series (TV Movie) for Chen Ho Yu , Lin Meng Huan , Liao Zhen Kai , Li Ting Yu
Catch up on HBO Asia’s The Teenage Psychic on HBO GO and will also be available on HBO On Demand. Viewers can also catch the encore of the series on Red by HBO, every Saturday at 10pm (SIN) from 11 November onwards, with two back-to-back episodes every week.
On receiving the nominations, Mr. Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, says, “We are very honoured and thrilled that our very own original production, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC , has received such positive recognition. We are indeed very proud of how well the series has performed and we will continue to expand our repertoire, creating more Asian content to the viewers not only in Asia, but also across the globe.”
The Teenage Psychic premiered in April this year and received positive ratings throughout its broadcast. Shot on location in Taiwan, the series was directed by 29-year-old rising Taiwanese writer-director, Chen Ho-Yu .The series was also jointly developed with Taiwanese broadcaster, Public Television Service (PTS) and award-winning Singaporean production company, InFocus Asia.
The Teenage Psychic is a coming-of-age story that revolves around Xiao Zhen , played by Kuo Shu Yau , a 16-year-old girl who just wants to lead a typical teenage high school life. Born with the ability to see spirits, her life will never be normal. Xiao Zhen must juggle the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world. As Xiao Zhen learns to use her abilities to help the living deal with their loved ones on the other side – spirits who are lost, forgotten, angry or just crying out for help – this teenager finds that fixing other people’s problems gives her the strength she needs to navigate high school and her first major romantic encounter. Xiao Zhen’s powers become a danger for her as others seek to use her abilities for their own greed.
The series’ entire Taiwanese cast include Kuo Shu Yau [Step Back To Glory The Devil Game], Kent Tsai [Mon Mon Mon Monsters ], Chen Mu Yi [Comes The Black Dog ], Alina Cheng [Love At Seventeen ], Nana Lee [Youth Power One Million Star], Michael Huang [Wake Up ] and Sylvia Hsieh [You Light Up My Star].
The 52nd Golden Bell Awards will be held in Taiwan on Saturday, 30 September 2017.