White Dragon (Strangers) has been acquired by FOX Networks Group Asia in a deal with all3media international that will see the drama make its Asian premiere this fall through the channel’s pan-Asia linear feed and on Fox Plus.
The series, which was filmed in Hong Kong and the U.K., stars John Simm (Life on Mars, Collateral) and Anthony Wong (Still Human, Infernal Affairs). The drama made its prime-time debut on ITV in the U.K. last month and will be available on Amazon Prime in the U.S. and Caribbean.
Further deals inked by all3media international will see White Dragon (Strangers) airing in New Zealand (Sky Network) and Ireland (Virgin Media Television). The series is currently airing in Australia on BBC First following its acquisition by BBC Studios. The drama has also been acquired in home entertainment deals with Dazzler Media (U.K. and Ireland) and RLJ Entertainment (Australia and New Zealand).
Sabrina Duguet, executive VP for AsiaPac at all3media international, said, “We’re delighted to bring this fantastic drama—which is filmed in Hong Kong and features a stellar British and Asian cast and crew—to the Asia region with Fox. The recent U.K. ratings success is proving a strong driver to demand in the international market and we’re looking forward to seeing this thrilling mystery intriguing more viewers around the world.”
Keertan Adyanthaya, executive VP of content and communications for FOX Networks Group Asia, said, “We embrace every opportunity to find, create and share boldly dramatic content with our entertainment-hungry viewers in Asia. White Dragon (Strangers) is a fantastic example of the meteoric rise of East-meets-West storytelling, and we will continue to work with best-in-market players like all3media international to bring audiences the most diverse and compelling stories.”