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HBO Asia Debuts 1st Original Mandarin Series, ‘The Teenage Psychic’ Starring Yao Yao.

By Flora  /  02 Mar 2017 (Thursday)

Photo Courtesy of: HBO Asia

Premiering on 2nd April, ‘The Teenage Psychic’ (通靈少女) is HBO Asia’s first Chinese language original series directed by 29-year-old rising Taiwanese writer-director, Chen Ho-Yu (陳和榆). 

Subtitled in English and Mandarin, the 6-episode series will also be available on HBO On Demand (StarHub TV Ch 602) and HBO on StarHub Go. New episodes will air every Sunday ending with a two-episode finale on April 30.

Photo Courtesy of: HBO Asia

Shot entirely on location in Taiwan, the cast includes Kuo Shu Yau (郭書瑤) aka Yao Yao, Kent Tsai (蔡凡熙), Chen Mu Yi (陳慕義), Alina Cheng (鄭茵聲), Nana Lee (李千娜), Michael Huang (黃仲崑) and Sylvia Hsieh (謝翔雅). 

The coming-of-age story revolves around Xiao Zhen (小真), played by Kuo Shu Yau (郭書瑤), a 16-year-old girl who just wants to lead a typical teenage high school life. Born with the ability to see spirits, her life will never be normal. Xiao Zhen must juggle the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure - with the demands of the spirit world. As Xiao Zhen learns to use her abilities to help the living deal with their loved ones on the other side – spirits who are lost, forgotten, angry or just crying out for help - this teenager finds that fixing other people’s problems gives her the strength she needs to navigate high school and her first major romantic encounter. Xiao Zhen’s powers become a danger for her as others seek to use her abilities for their own greed.


The Teenage Psychic premieres on 2nd April, 10pm on HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601)!
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