MANILA, JUNE 3, 2021 – Premiering with two back-to-back episodes every Sunday at 9pm from June 13 on HBO GO and HBO, brand-new HBO Asia Original Taiwan series, Trinity Of Shadows, follows a murder investigation that leads righteous detective Tze-Wei, an up-and-coming public official Chi-Hsiao, and rookie policeman Chia-Hao into a dark labyrinth of power play. As the trio close in on the truth, they are inextricably intertwined and forced to confront their demons linked to a cold case from three years ago.
Episode 1: Nicole
Detective Tze-Wei is handling an assault case. When the police arrive at the scene, the victim, Nicole, decides not to press charges against the perpetrator, stunning Tze-Wei.
Episode 2: The Old Wound
Ordered to do administrative work, Tze-Wei receives an unexpected call for backup from a rookie police officer, Chia-Hao, who is investigating the case of absconded migrant workers. Disregarding protocol, Tze-Wei rushes to Chia-Hao’s aid.
Episode 3: The Gunshot
City Councilor Yang Chi-Hsiao is shot in his electoral district. Tze-Wei rushes to the scene immediately and makes an unexpected discovery.
Episode 4: Three Years Ago
Tze-Wei reluctantly takes on the task to safeguard Chi-Hsiao and identifies the shooter as a wanted criminal who held him hostage three years ago. Meanwhile, Nicole’s neighbour, Ching-Yao, discovers a body while hosting his friends from Hong Kong.
Episode 5: Hero
The body is identified as Jia-Jia, a young woman linked to Chi-Hsiao, whose cause of death is almost identical to another victim. While Tze-Wei and Chia-Hao suspect a police cover-up, Chi-Hsiao is already one step ahead of them.
Episode 6: A Secret
Tze-Wei and Chia-Hao decide to work with Chi-Hsiao to secretly investigate Ming-Chieh. When the duo finally arrest him, he is released due to a lack of evidence, infuriating Chia-Hao, whose grudge against Ming-Chieh is driven by personal reasons.
Episode 7: Kidnapping
Tze-Wei and Chi-Hsiao continue to investigate Jia-Jia’s murder. They receive a critical tip by chance. Meanwhile, Chia-Hao continues to look into Ming-Chieh on his own.
Episode 8: The Truth of Mystery
Tze-Wei believes that Chia-Hao’s disappearance is connected to Ming-Chieh’s kidnapping. Acting ahead of the other police officers, Tze-Wei tries to get ahold of Chia-Hao but to no avail.
Full episodic synopses are attached.
Starring alongside an award-winning trio of Taiwanese actors Kaiser Chuang (“The Road Home”; “Maverick”), Sandrine Pinna (“Yang Yang”; “Touch of the Light”) and Liu Kuan-Ting (“A Boy Named Flora A”; “A Sun”), other cast members of the 15-episode hour-long crime drama series include Frederick Lee (“Midnight Food Store”; “The Scoundrels”), Huang Wei-Ting (“Love, Timeless”; “Wacko at Law”), Ouyang Lun (“Killed by Rock and Roll”; “Bad Boy Symphony”), Wang Tzu-Chiang (HBO Asia Original “Dream Raider”; “It’s Drizzling”), Ray Fang (“Moonglight Romance”; “Get Together”), Peggy Tsang (“Revenge of the Factory Woman”; “Parking”), Wei Man (“Brave to Love”; “Sweet Family”), Jason King (“Dad’s Suit”; “Ohong Village”) and member of the popular Canto-pop boy band MIRROR, Stanley Yau (“We Are the Littles”; “Who Sells Bricks in Hong Kong”).
Directed by Hung Po-Hao ; written by Chapman Huang ; executive produced by Lo Ting-Fai ; and produced by David Tang. Trinity of Shadows is co-presented by WarnerMedia, CATCHPLAY and HKTVE.
Stream or download Trinity of Shadows on HBO GO. Download the app at the App Store or Play Store on your device. You can also access HBO GO via Cignal, Globe and Skycable or at https://www.hbogoasia.com/. HBO GO can be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality.