iQIYI licenses crime drama Burning Ice for international markets | VOD | News | Rapid TV News
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The iQIYI produced Chinese crime drama Burning Ice has been acquired by streaming video platforms in Japan, South Korea, North America and Europe.

iQIYI Buring Ice 29 Sept 2017The 12-episode series, which is now available in Hong Kong as well as mainland China, is the first online drama from director Han Sanping. Starring Chinese art-house star Qin Hao, Burning Ice follows the US-style mini-series format with a serial killer dominating the storyline.

The on-demand series premiered on iQIYI on 6 September, with the first eight episodes being viewed more than 180 million times in just over two weeks.

iQIYI has been in recent years exploring opportunity to sell to overseas markets some of its hit dramas. Now several of its shows such as adventure dramas Thy Mystic Nine, Ghost Blows Out the Light-Finding Hubayi, and Tientsin Mystic, a crime show set in the era when China was ruled by the Nationalist Party, have been sold to overseas markets,” the Chinese video streaming and production company said in a statement.

“This serves as a clear testament to growing popularity of original shows from Chinese video platforms led by iQIYI and the clout of the Chinese brands in the global market.”