Web drama adaptation of Chinese suspense novel released online

2020-06-17 04:18:58 GMT2020-06-17 12:18:58(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

"The Bad Kids," a web drama adaptation of a popular suspense novel by Chinese mystery fiction writer Zijin Chen (pseudonym), was released on the online streaming platform iQiyi on Tuesday.

The 12-episode mystery drama will be streamed with two episodes each evening from Tuesday through Thursday every week, according to the show's social media account.

Previously promoted with the title "Cat's Cradle," the crime drama revolves around a man who hatches an elaborate murder plot to kill his cheating wife and her family after she demands a divorce. However, his actions are recorded by three children playing nearby.

Known in Chinese as "Yin Mi De Jiao Luo," it co-stars Wang Jingchun, who won the Silver Bear for Best Actor in 2019 at the Berlin International Film Festival for his role in the art-house film "So Long, My Son."

A 2014 version of the original novel by Zijin Chen scored 7.8 points out of 10 on the review platform Douban.