Premiering with two back-to-back episodes every Sunday at 9pm from 13 June on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD), 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 Lu (“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.
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