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Chinese-language mini-series The Trading Floor is set to air globally following a deal between broadcaster FOX Networks Group Asia (FNG), producer Focus TV and Tencent Penguin Pictures.

Fox Tencent Trading Floor 25 April 2017The five-episode series, produced by Andy Lau’s Focus TV, is set in Hong Kong’s financial world. Written and directed by KK Wong, The Trading Floor stars Hong Kong actor Francis Ng and Taiwanese actors Joseph Chang and Yu Nan. It co-stars Poon Chang Leung, Jacky Cai, Carlos Chan and Jiang Qilin with a special appearance from Patrick Tam.

“With its innovation in storytelling and multi-dimensional characters, we truly believe The Trading Floor will have great appeal to global drama viewers. We hope the series will create a new dimension to the Asian television production industry,” said Andy Lau, producer of The Trading Floor.

Scheduled for release in autumn 2017, The Trading Floor will be broadcast on SCM, FNG Asia’s Chinese film channel. It will also be made available to viewers in mainland China on Tencent Video on a day and date basis.

“We are thrilled to partner with Tencent and Focus TV, and in particular, to have Andy Lau as the producer for The Trading Floor. Together with the amazing on-and off-screen talent and crew, we are bringing high value, top quality Chinese content to our fans,” added Cora Yim, SVP and head of the Chinese Entertainment at FNG Asia.

Jeff Han, VP, Tencent Penguin Pictures, general manager of video content cooperation department of Tencent Video, remarked: “Fox is well known and influential around the world. On the other hand, Tencent Penguin Pictures, which benefits from Tencent Video’s magnificent internet traffic, also produced many successful and famous TV shows. I believe that the cooperation between Fox and Tencent Penguin Pictures can benefit each other and generate more than simply putting our resources together.”