HBO Asia’s Adventure Of The Ring starts production
Principal photography has started on HBO Asia’s latest Taiwanese series, Adventure Of The Ring, an eight-part romantic comedy starring Chris Wang (Love Family) and Allison Lin (The World Between Us).
Taiwan’s Nelson Yeh (pictured) is on board as showrunner with actor-director Kitamura Tayoharu (Q Series: Love Of Sandstorm) as director. Set and filmed in Taiwan, the series will shoot in Taipei until October 2019 and premiere next year across HBO Asia’s broadcast, online and on-demand platforms in 23 territories.
The series tells the stories of different couples who come into contact with an engagement ring. During a morning commute on the day of his proposal, a man misplaces the ring, threatening to disrupt all his plans. The man and his intended bride then re-examine what love means as the ring travels through the hands of other couples and impacts their lives.
Produced by HBO Asia in partnership with Good Image, the series has support from Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, Taipei Film Commission and Taipei Rapid Transit Corporation.
“Following the success of HBO Asia’s Mandarin-language original series including the award-winning The Teenage Psychic and The World Between Us, we are pleased to bring yet another Mandarin production to our audiences in Asia and around the world,” said HBO Asia CEO Jonathan Spink. “The heart-warming tales in HBO Asia’s first romantic comedy series will resonate with many.”
Yeh’s credits include Night Market Hero (2011), a comedy film that became an unexpected hit, as well as the recent Netflix series A Taiwanese Tale Of Two Cities.