"Hunting ," a TV drama spotlighting Chinese police officers for economic crime investigations, has been well-received by audiences in China since its Tuesday release via TV channels and online platforms.
Co-produced by the economic crime investigation bureau of China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the action drama follows a multi-year-long police manhunt for fugitive criminals fleeing overseas.
The show made it into the top five on the Maoyan daily TV drama online popularity rank from Wednesday through Friday and currently boasts a score of 8.0 out of 10 on review platform Douban based on more than 10,000 reviews.
It stars Wang Kai as a police officer who grows to be an outstanding economic crime investigator and helps bring home the boss of a criminal group from overseas.
The cast also includes popular actress Wang Ou and actor Hu Jun. Much of the shooting took place in foreign countries.
Focusing on economic crime investigation police, a type of police officers that is less known to the public, "Hunting" depicts their daily work and life and their pursuit after fugitives hiding overseas, said Liu Xin, the drama's director.
The show's Chinese name translates to "Fox Hunting," which is also the name of an operation launched by the MPS in 2014 to target economic crime suspects fleeing overseas.
Editor: Crystal H