HBO Asia & CatchPlay Team for Original Taiwan Drama


HBO Asia is gearing up to launch its new original drama series The World Between Us, which will also be available on CatchPlay.

The 10×1-hour series follows the aftermath of a mass shooting where the fates of all parties involved—the killer, the victims, the victims’ families, the media and the defense teams—are intertwined. The drama premieres in Asia on March 24 with two back-to-back episodes on HBO GO and HBO. In Taiwan, it will also be available on the CatchPlay On Demand platform.

Two new episodes will debut at the same time every Sunday. The series will also be available on HBO On Demand. The World Between Us is produced by Taiwanese broadcaster Public Television Service (PTS) and will be jointly distributed by HBO Asia and CatchPlay outside of Asia.

Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, said, “Following the success of our first Taiwanese drama series, The Teenage Psychic, we are excited to once again be presenting intriguing content and stories from Taiwan that would resonate with our audience in the region. With the addition of The World Between Us to our lineup of original content, we are further reinforcing our commitment to producing quality local programming for our audience in Asia and beyond.”

Daphne Yang, CEO of CatchPlay, added, “We are delighted that our efforts in building international networks, have placed us in a good position to bring quality Taiwan original content to the world. We are excited to be working with HBO Asia on the global distribution of The World Between Us.”

She continued, “We will strive to build more collaborations like this to create more opportunity for quality Taiwan content to be seen globally.”