Singapore’s mm2 Entertainment and Taiwan’s Man Man Er have teamed to produce a TV adaptation of Teeny’s Tales of Mystery book series.
The books follow a mysterious granny who grants wishes through the use of talismans she writes out on long slips of yellow paper. Each wish will be granted as long as the wisher agrees to her price and accepts the consequences of whatever happens.
Screenwriter Chen Wen Tzu will adapt Teensy’s Tales of Mystery books for the screen. Teensy also authored Agent From Above, which was adapted into a series for Netflix.
The new adaptation comes as part of a new partnership with Taiwanese company Million Star Entertainment that gives mm2 and Man Man Er the opportunity to explore possibilities with its IP.
“This is the second project from author Teensy that we are developing into a series, targeting an international market,” said Ng Say Yong, managing director of mm2 Entertainment. “Teensy is a powerful storyteller in the fantasy genre, well-known for integrating nativist mythology and occult legend into stories of the modern, urban world. Tales of the supernatural are always a fun escape from reality.”
“The lead character of Fu Zhi Po Po is a highly empathic character, with a quiet strength and an air of mystery, who has to navigate the expressed and unexpressed desires of her clients,” noted Chen Chi Yuan, general manager of Man Man Er. “She is also a shapeshifter who appears ageless to those who meet her. This will be an exciting role and we are on the lookout for the perfect actor to be cast as the female lead.”
Jade Lee, CEO of Million Star (Huaxing) Entertainment, added, “We are thrilled with the opportunity to bring another Taiwanese book series to the screen. The Tales of Mystery books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies across Asia, and we are excited that the stories will now be able to reach an even wider audience.”