Netflix Bolsters Slate of Chinese-Language Content


Netflix has added to its roster of Chinese-language content, licensing six new titles coming on the service in the second half of the year.

A Thousand Goodnights, licensed from Sanlih TV, tells the story of a daughter carrying out her father’s wish, discovering her roots and finding love and redemption as she embarks on a journey around Taiwan. The first ten episodes of the series are already available on the service, and episodes 11 to 20 will launch on August 10.

Licensed from Changhe Films, Cities of Last Things is a dystopian tale that unfolds in reverse chronology, as a man with a complicated past takes revenge on the individuals who wronged him decades ago.

The first season of Pili Fantasy: War of Dragons was licensed from Pili International Multimedia. Pili is a popular glove puppetry show from Taiwan that has run since 1988.

Sexy Central, picked up from China 3D Digital Entertainment, follows as five young women reckon with betrayal, unrequited love and other matters of the heart in the bustling center of Hong Kong.

Licensed from B’in Music, Mayday Life follows megaband Mayday on their “Life Tour” concert circuit, recorded live in 55 cities at 122 shows, and shot over two years across four continents. It hits the platform in August.

Til Death Do Us Part, from MirrorFiction, is a suspenseful anthology series spanning seven stories that explore one’s fears and desires when everything we have is at stake. It becomes available on Netflix on August 15.