Singapore’s Mediacorp, Taiwan’s Eightgeman kick off first co-pro

Singapore’s Mediacorp and Taiwan’s Eightgeman start shooting their first drama co-pro – “All Is Well” – in January next year, with two separate but connected 20-episode story lines unfolding across the two countries.

The 20 Singapore episodes will be stripped Mondays to Fridays on Mediacorp’s Chinese Channel 8 at 9pm from late-August 2019, followed by the Taiwan series on Channel U at 10pm on the same night.

Both of the high-concept dramas will be available on Mediacorp’s streaming platform Toggle.

Taiwan Television (TTV) will air the show from late-August 2019.

Mediacorp said today that the production marks its latest initiative in engaging with “the extended creative ecosystem beyond the shores of Singapore”.

Taiwanese director/producer Wang Shaudi leads the Taiwan team.

Production in Singapore for Mediacorp will be spearheaded by senior executive producer Leong Lye Lin.

Wang Shaudi said in Singapore this afternoon that the drama addressed family ethics and hope for the next generation as well as modern challenges to Chinese culture.

She also said crafting an original script split between Taiwan and Singapore was the show’s biggest challenge.

“We had to think how to separate the story line into two but still keep the connection,” she said, adding: “I will say this is the most difficult script ever”.