iQIYI Inks Deals for Mist Theater’s The Bad Kids


iQIYI has secured agreements with TV networks in South Korea and Australia to broadcast the suspense thriller The Bad Kids, a series from its Mist Theater content library.

The series aired on Channel A in South Korea in December. It is also scheduled to air on SBS Viceland, an Australian free-to-air TV network, and SBS On Demand in 2021.

To date, Mist Theater has been distributed to such overseas markets as Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, as well as Hong Kong and Macao; and distribution rights of multiple dramas under Mist Theater have been sold into Japan. The Bad Kids was acquired by WOWOW, while The Long Night was purchased by NHK Enterprises. Crimson River and Sisyphus will be aired on local channels.

Singapore’s pay-TV network Singtel has aired Kidnapping Game, Sisyphus and The Long Night. Meanwhile, all five Mist Theater titles are currently airing on the iQIYI HD channel on Astro in Malaysia. Vietnam’s premium pay-TV network VSTV has acquired the entire Mist Theater series and plans to promote and broadcast the series on K+ channels. NOW TV in Hong Kong and Macao SARs of China acquired Kidnapping Game, The Bad Kids and The Long Night.