iQIYI’s “The Knockout” and Wen Junhui Receive Nominations At “Asia Contents Award and Global OTT Awards”

Asia’s streaming leader iQIYI has excelled once again, with its titles securing two nominations at the Busan International Film Festival Asia Contents Award and Global OTT Awards 2023.

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This included iQIYI original series The Knockout (狂飙) and iQIYI exclusive series Exclusive Fairy Tale (独家童话), which have been nominated for the “Best OTT Original Award” and “Best Newcomer Award” for Wen Junhui respectively.

Ever since its global launch at the start of the year, The Knockout has broken many records in China, including iQIYI’s own popularity statistics at 11800 and has also achieved a stellar rating of 9.5 on Weibo.

As Asian content gains more exposure and popularity worldwide, The Knockout will be pitted against popular series Weak Hero Class 1, Get Rich, Shadow Detective
and Wave Makers for the award, making this award a highly anticipated one.

The Knockout is set in the year 2000 when policeman An Xin (played by Zhang Yi (张译)) befriends the often-bullied fishmonger Gao Qiqiang (played by Zhang Songwen (张颂文). However, Gao Qiqiang and his brother strayed from the path of righteousness, eventually becoming leaders of the mafia in the city of Jinghai.

The two friends end up on opposing sides of the law, beginning a 20-year-long feud. The series alternates between 2000, when the two friends just met each other, and 2021, when An Xin is leading a task force to eradicate crime from the city, beginning with the mafia.

Adapted from a popular online novel, Exclusive Fairy Tale is directed by Gong Yushi and stars Wen Junhui and Zhang Miaoyi (张淼怡). It tells the story of the sensitive and independent Ling Chao (played by Wen Junhui) and the carefree and adorable Xiao Tu (played by Zhang Miaoyi). As childhood friends, they have known each other since birth and
eventually, embark on a sweet and romantic journey.

Both The Knockout and Exclusive Fairy Tale are showing exclusively on iQIYI’s global platform (www.iq.com and the iQIYI app).


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