Day and Night (web series)

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Day and Night
Also known as
Traditional白夜追兇
Simplified白夜追凶
MandarinBaíyè Zhuīxiōng
GenreCrime drama
Written byZhiwen
Directed byWang Wei
StarringPan Yueming
Wang Longzheng
Liang Yuan
Lü Xiaolin
Yin Shuyi
Opening themeWhite Night by Yin Shuyi
Ending themeDaytime Don't Know the Darkness of Night by Pan Yueming
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producer(s)Yuan Yumei
Production location(s)Beijing, Dongguan, Changchun
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Phoenix China
Youku
Release
Original networkYouku
First shown inChina
Original releaseAugust 30 (2017-08-30) –
September 15, 2017 (2017-09-15)

Day and Night (Chinese: 白夜追凶) is a 2017 Chinese web series directed by Wang Wei and written by Zhiwen. It stars Pan Yueming, Wang Longzheng, Liang Yuan, Lü Xiaolin and Yin Shuyi. The series tells the story of Guan Hongfeng, the former captain of the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment, who solves many cases to get his brother Guan Hongyu exonerated. It premiered in China via Youku starting August 30, 2017.[1]

Plot[edit]

Guan Hongfeng, a former police captain suffering from nyctophobia, returns to solving mysteries alongside the hot-tempered Captain Zhou Xun and rookie officer Zhou Shutong. However, he has a hidden agenda, which is to clear his identical twin brother Guan Hongyu's name from the alleged murder of an entire family.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Pan Yueming as Guan Hongfeng, former captain of the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment.[2]
  • Pan Yueming as Guan Hongyu, Guan Hongfeng's twin brother.
  • Wang Longzhen as Zhou Xun, captain of the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment.[3]
  • Liang Yuan as Zhou Shutong, Liu Changyong's daughter, after graduating from a Police Academy, she becomes a member of the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment.[4]
  • Lü Xiaolin as Gao Yanan, legal medical expert in the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment.[5]
  • Yin Shuyi as Zhao Qian, Zhou Shutong's schoolmate, a policewoman.

Supporting[edit]

  • Yang Kaidi as Liu Yin, hostess of the Yinsu Bar.
  • Wu Wenjing as Zhao Xincheng, vice captain of the Seaport Detachment.
  • Liu Boxi as Han Bin, an adviser in the Seaport Detachment.
  • Hou Xuelong as Xiao Wang, a criminal police in the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment.
  • Song Naigang as Liu Changyong, Zhou Shutong's father, vice captain of the Changfeng Criminal Investigation Detachment.
  • Yue Xiaoyou as Ye Fangzhou, Zhou Shutong's former boyfriend, he used to be a criminal police officer, he has been dismissed for breach of discipline.
  • Sun Jiaolong as Jin Shan, a terrorist who sells arms.
  • Wang Zheng as Wang Zhige, a homicidal maniac. He is executed by shooting.
  • Cao Ge as Uncle Geng.
  • Sun Letian as Ji Jie.
  • Sun Meiqi as Xin Yi.
  • Xiao Mi as Piao Sen.
  • Gao Zigang as Liu Yan.
  • Ning Xiaohua as Li Chuan.
  • Gao Guo as Dong Qian.
  • Huang Wei as Yaoji, a drug trafficker.
  • Lu Hao as Guo Peng, a fuerdai and playboy.
  • Ma Wei as Ren Di, a bar singer.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Scriptwriter Zhiwen started on the script in 2014 and worked on it for three years.[6] Day and Night took inspiration from Insomnia, a 2002 American psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan.[6] The show's premise also bears resemblance to Nolan's 2006 film The Prestige.

Filming[edit]

Filming place in Beijing, Dongguan, Changchun and lasted 120 days.[6]

Soundtrack[edit]

Reception[edit]

The television series received positive reviews for its complicated and tight storyline. It received 24.6 billion hits since it broadcast on Youku and scored 9.0/10 score on Douban.[8][9][10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 8th Macau International Television Festival Best Web Series Day and Night Nominated [11]

Broadcast[edit]

On June 16, 2017, the producers attended the 23rd Shanghai TV Festival and released a three minute trailer.[12] On July 11, the producers released the first official poster.[13]

Day and Night was released on August 30, 2017 in China.

International broadcast[edit]

On November 30, 2017, Netflix has acquired global rights outside mainland China to the series. The TV series will be broadcast in more than 190 countries and regions.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 《白夜追凶》定档8.30优酷独播 打造史上最精分烧脑剧. iFeng (in Chinese). August 28, 2017.
  2. ^ 潘粤明一人分饰两角 开心能演“神经病”. Sina (in Chinese). July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ 王泷正新剧《白夜追凶》八月开播 携手潘粤明上演“心术大战”. iFeng (in Chinese). July 25, 2017.
  4. ^ 9分定制剧《白夜追凶》捧红90后美女梁缘. Tencent (in Chinese). September 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "《白夜追凶》吕晓霖出演最美法医" (in Chinese). September 21, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c 优酷超级网剧《白夜追凶》杀青 打造“绝不侮辱观众智商”罪案剧. iFeng (in Chinese). February 15, 2017. 该剧是中国首部冷硬派侦探罪案剧,剧本历经三年打造,拍摄历时120天,分别在北京、东莞、长春三地取景。剧名取材于电影大师克里斯多福·诺兰的同名电影《白夜追凶》,不仅致敬了大师的经典电影,该剧每集标题也来源于经典悬疑罪案小说或英美悬疑影剧,其中用心可见一斑。
  7. ^ 尹姝贻亮相《白夜追凶》 原创主题曲抢先吸粉. Netease (in Chinese). September 4, 2017.
  8. ^ Li Wenrui (October 13, 2017). "Hit online drama sets new record for domestic crime shows". China Daily.
  9. ^ 《白夜追凶》口碑一路飙升 成网友热议话题. Netease (in Chinese). September 15, 2017. 《白夜追凶》自开播以来就好评不断,上线仅3周在的播放量已突破5.5亿,在豆瓣上,也以9.0的高分被网友封为“近几年最好看的罪案剧”,不仅有两位大佬微博打CALL,还有著名演员刘涛、李光洁、BTV制片兼主持人田歌、诗人潘婷等也纷纷竞相为剧折腰,甘当自来水。
  10. ^ "Chinese online series continue to win market share over the last five years, rivaling TV shows from abroad". The Global Times. October 18, 2017.
  11. ^ "2017第八届澳门国际电视节奖项提名". Weibo (in Chinese). Macau International Television Festival. December 11, 2017.
  12. ^ 潘粤明深沉造型亮相上海电视节 《白夜追凶》曝片花. People's Daily (in Chinese). June 19, 2017.
  13. ^ 《白夜追凶》发布双生硬汉海报 王泷正渴望突破演绎千面人生. Youth.cn (in Chinese). July 11, 2017.
  14. ^ Patrick Brzeski (November 30, 2017). "Netflix Acquires Chinese Detective Drama Series 'Day and Night'". The Hollywood Reporter.

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