PHILIPPINES, 25 SEPTEMBER 2019 – Taiwanese actress Kuo Shu-Yao 《郭書瑤》 and co-star Fandy Fan 《范少勳》are in Kuala Lumpur today to launch the second season of the award-winning HBO Asia Original series, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (#TheTeenagePsychic). The 8-episode season kicks off with double back-to-back episodes on Sunday, 6 October at 9pm, exclusively on HBO. A new episode will premiere on subsequent Sundays at the same time.
Kuo reprises her role as Xiao Zhen, a teenage psychic who is juggling the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world. Fan joins this season as new student Zhang Yuxuan, who is tired of the parental restrictions placed on him on account of his poor health.
Kuo is back in Kuala Lumpur to promote the second season of the award-winning series. At the exclusive media event, Kuo said, “I am very thankful for the chance to reprise my role in the HBO Asia production which I am proud to be part of. This season has allowed me to explore the different facets of my character, especially with the change in dynamics from introduction of new characters, including Xiao Zhen’s mother and new friends from her school. Fans can look forward to more exciting adventures and heart-warming stories this season.”
Meanwhile for Fan, it is his first time in Malaysia. “It’s a privilege for me to visit Malaysia and to experience the enthusiasm of Malaysian fans. I am very grateful to HBO Asia for giving me the opportunity to participate in an international production. I’ve learned so much from my outstanding fellow actors, and gained a lot of valuable experience. I hope you’ll all enjoy watching the second season as much as I enjoyed filming it!”
Season two of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC sees Xiao Zhen trying to pick up the pieces in the new school year following the tragedy she faced last year. As the new president of the drama club, Xiao Zhen focuses on recruiting new members, however there is more to the two new members than meets the eye – cute newbie Zhang Yuxuan (played by Fandy Fan) and soft-spoken Zhan Xiao Tong (played by Wen Chen-Ling). At the temple, things get complicated when Teacher Kim’s (played by Chen Mu-Yi) family secret comes back to haunt him.
Season two cast also include Wen Chen-Ling 《温貞菱》Chen Mu-Yi 《陳慕義》, Li Ying-Hong 《李英宏》, Wu Hong-Xiu 《吳宏修》, Lin He-Syuan 《林鶴軒》, Chun Hong 《洪群鈞》, Xiang Cheng-Yu 《向承寓》, Yin Chao-Te《尹昭德》, Lotus Wang《王彩樺》, Li Xue《李雪》, Vera Chen《陳雪甄》,Chen Bor-Jeng《陳博正》, Ina Tsai《蔡亘晏》, Huang Di-Yang《黃迪揚》, Simon Lian《晨翔》, Chen Zhao-Ru《陳昭如》, Heaven Hai《海裕芬》, Queenie Fang《方宥心》, Frankie Huang《黃鐙輝》and Vicci Pan《潘之敏》.
THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC GIFs
In response to the popularity of this series, HBO Asia has created a set of 15 THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC GIFs which are now available on Facebook and Instagram for fans to use on their social platforms. The GIFs can be found in the GIF search engine, under Instagram stories, Instagram direct message, Facebook comments section and within Facebook messenger.
The first season of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC won the Best Mini-Series (TV Movie) award and Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series (TV Movie) award at Taiwan’s 52nd Annual Golden Bell Awards 2017. The series also inspired the HBO Asia Original documentary, THE WORLD BEHIND THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC, which explores how the distinct blend of Taoist, Buddhist, Chinese folklore and indigenous belief systems continue to flourish in modern Taiwan.
HBO Asia started producing Original productions in 2012 and has produced a range of Asian Original productions including series, movies and documentaries. To date, HBO Asia has produced and aired 17 Asian Original productions with more in the pipeline. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC is also the second returning HBO Asia Original series after HALFWORLDS.
Please see the attached documents for more information about the second season of THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC. Follow THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC (@theteenagepsychic) on Instagram for more updates on the second season of the series.
Watch the trailer here.
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About HBO ASIA
Wholly owned by HBO (a subsidiary of WarnerMedia), Singapore-based HBO Asia brings the best of Hollywood to Asia first through its exclusive licensing deals with major Hollywood and independent studios, including Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Lionsgate and DreamWorks Animation. HBO is available across 23 territories in Asia. HBO Asia has proprietary and award-winning HBO and HBO Asia Original programmes produced exclusively for HBO viewers. HBO Asia broadcasts five 24-hour commercial-free subscription movie channels: HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Family, HBO Hits and Cinemax; an Asian movie channel, Red by HBO; internet streaming platform, HBO GO; subscription video on demand (SVOD) service, HBO On Demand; and a branded SVOD service in China, 鼎级剧场 (ding ji ju chang). HBO Asia is also the exclusive distributor of BabyFirst channel in the region. Log on to www.hboasia.com for more information.
HBO, Home Box Office and HBO Asia Originals are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc. THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC is a service mark of HBO Pacific Partners, v.o.f. Used with permission.