Netflix is exploring a Chinese drama franchise with a Chinese director and actor and hopes to start production in the spring, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
The project, titled Snowdrop, would be produced by Chinese producer Hui Yang and executive produced by Yu Li, a co-founder of the acclaimed and critically acclaimed Chinese-language drama series “Snow Drop.”
Snowdrop is slated to be a coed-directed drama series that will tell the story of the rise and fall of two families from different backgrounds, as they try to survive in the Chinese capital, Beijing.
Snowdrop will be written by Zhang Hongli, who also wrote the critically acclaimed series “Frozen” and is currently developing the movie “Lone Survivor.”
Zhang Honglei, who co-wrote the first season of “Frost/Nixon” and co-created the “Lost” TV series, is set to write the pilot.
The production team is being led by Zhang’s wife, Li Linyi, the source said.
A studio spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.
Snow Drop is a Chinese-produced drama series produced by Hui Yan and directed by Yu Hao.
Zhang Hong Li is set for a directorial debut on Snowdrop.
The film will be a remake of the Chinese film “Lonesome Lady,” starring Chan Dong, whose name has been rumored as the new lead.
The original movie was produced by the studio that produced the “Fritz the Cat” series.
Snow drop will star “The Black Widow,” “The Widow,” and other popular Chinese celebrities.
It is expected to be the first TV show to take place in Beijing, which is home to the largest concentration of Chinese-born residents in the United States.
Netflix is also eyeing a Chinese comedy project called “Sunglasses.”
The project will follow the exploits of an aspiring actress who has just landed a big movie role.
The actress will have a role in the project, and her name is rumored to be Yang Hongli.
The “Moonlighting” actress has been seen on screen in several films and TV shows.
Yang Hong Li has also been seen in a number of films and television shows.
The name “Sullen” comes from the film “Songs of the Stars,” which tells the story in a similar way to “Moonlight.”
Yang Hongleli has a history with Netflix.
He produced the award-winning Chinese drama series and directed “The Lady in the Van,” which was picked up for the American broadcast network.
The two-hour drama was also the basis for “Bones” and was picked for broadcast on Netflix.
Netflix was a big fan of the Netflix originals and has given several of them to the Chinese audience, including “The Return of H.R. Giger,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Crocodile Dundee,” and “The Walking Dead.”