Singapore-Taiwan Suspense Drama Set for 2019


Taiwanese production outfit Eightgeman is teaming with Singapore’s Mediacorp for All Is Well, consisting of a total of 40 episodes inspired by a spate of ATM hackings in 2016.

The drama will be presented as two interwoven series, one set in Singapore and the other in Taiwan. The parallel plots are both inspired by the hacking of ATMs across Taiwan in 2016. The Singapore storyline will run on Mediacorp’s Channel 8 from late August at 9 p.m., with the Taiwan edition airing at 10 p.m. on Channel U. Both 20-episode series will also air on Toggle. In Taiwan, the shows will air on Taiwan Television.

“The multiplatform presentation accommodates appointment viewers as well as younger patrons predisposed to over-the-top streaming,” said Doreen Neo, chief content officer at Mediacorp. “Our objective is to expand our exposure to a vast new swathe of spectators with varied viewing habits.”

“Putting our heads together with the Mediacorp team and sketching out the serpentine scenes was an intellectually stimulating endeavor,” said executive producer Wang Shaudi. “We hope the thrilling tale of murder, mystery and mayhem will enthrall and entertain our Taiwanese and Singaporean audiences.”

“The joint exercise in creativity has culminated in a unique undertaking unlike anything on the market right now,” said senior exec producer Leong Lye Lin. “The sophistication of this series is proof positive that the Singaporean and Taiwanese industries can hold their own against the big boys in the international artistic arena.”