Following iQiyi Original C-drama The Bad Kids’ win at last year’s Busan International Film Festival’s (BIFF) Asia Contents Awards (ACA), iQiyi’s The Long Night beat various favourites to 2021’s ACA prize for ‘Best OTT Original’. The series was also nominated for ‘Best Creative’, ‘Creative Beyond Border’, ‘Best Actor’ (Bai Yu) and ‘Best Writer’ categories. The Long Night heralds five new original C-suspense series including Gold Panning, The Pavilion, Wisher, Who is the Murderer and Rainless Love in a Godless Land to debut globally and exclusively on iQiyi.
Dai Ying, iQiyi Senior Vice President and Chief Producer of the ‘Light On’ series said, “The Long Night’s 4 nominations and ‘Best OTT Original’ win at BIFF Asia Contents Awards not only delighted our creative team, but is also exciting news for the world’s Chinese content industry. We hope iQiyi’s ‘Light On’ series will be a worthy icon for the C-suspense genre and international viewers will continue to support great stories, creatives and artistes.”
Indeed, iQiyi’s Original ‘Light On’ series is built upon high production values as well as a rich and diverse selection of themes that expanded audiences’ imagination of what C-suspense could be. Not only did ‘Light On’ dominate the top 3 spots of Douban’s 2020 Movies of the Year list, The Bad Kids won 2020 ACA’s ‘Beat Creative’ honour and was the only Chinese-language production in Variety’s ‘Best International TV Series of 2020’ shortlist.
iQiyi’s upcoming new C-suspense series covers a wide variety of themes. In addition to The Long Night, The Bad Kids and Danger Zone which are currently airing, viewers can expect to enjoy adventure themed Gold Panning; family themed The Pavilion; social issues themed Wisher; crime themed Who is the Murderer; and Asian fantasy themed Rainless Love in a Godless Land. Among the shows’ acclaimed cast and crew are director Wang Xiaoshuai, Silver Bear award winner for ‘Best Screenplay’ and a chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres; Liao Fan, the first Chinese winner of Berlin International Film Festival’s ‘Best Actor’; Duan Yihong, Tokyo International Film Festival’s ‘Best Actor’; Hao Lei, Shanghai Film Festival’s ‘Best Actress’; Feng Shaofeng, Hundred Flowers Awards’ ‘Best Actor’; and Zhao Liying, Macau International TV Festival’s ‘Best Actress’.
Viewers around the world can enjoy iQiyi’s Original C-suspense series including Danger Zone, Rainless Love in a Godless Land, and the “Light On” series – The Long Night, The Bad Kids , Gold Panning, The Pavilion, Wisher, Who is the Murderer on the iQiyi International app or iQ.com.