Asian dramas have a history of turning different genres into something outstanding, whether romance, action, or a thriller. While there are several intriguing Korean movies and series centered on serial killers, such as I Saw the Devil, The Wailing, Memoir of a Murderer, and many more, Taiwanese dramas have been extending their productions for quite some time. What’s more, the upcoming drama Copycat Killer shows how serious the Asian industry is about creating these dramas.
Copycat Killer is an upcoming Taiwanese-set Chinese-language crime thriller. The drama is based on the famous crime mystery novel by Japanese writer Miyuki Miyabe, which has already been adapted into a series of Japanese-language films. However, the upcoming drama’s storyline has been altered slightly to make it distinct and provide the audience with a new experience. With that out of the way, here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming crime thriller Copycat Killer.
Netflix Asia has released the official trailer for Copycat Killer, and here is our interpretation of the story based on it. It’s the 1990s, and veteran homicide prosecutor Guo Xiao Qi stumbles across a serial killing case when authorities discover a gift box containing a severed hand. Unfortunately, he couldn’t uncover any clues on the perpetrator after searching through the case, and soon enough, several of these murders transpire, and all they receive is a box and the severed hands of the victims. Despite being the most skilled prosecutor, Guo Xiao Qi is unable to identify the perpetrator’s motive or a clue that would lead him to the killer.
There is mounting evidence that the killer is using the media to lure prosecutors and police and is mocking them by finding a new victim every day. The incident eventually becomes a national spectacle, and the killer interacts with the media as they conduct interviews to achieve higher ratings. However, while prosecutor Guo hunts for further clues, the family members of the victims are only concerned with one thing: to bring the perpetrator to justice. Guo gets closer and closer to uncovering the murderer as a few victims’ family members pursue the culprit on their own, but the enemy always seems to be ten steps ahead. So how will the veteran prosecutor prevent the killer from committing any further atrocities?
The premise appears to be similar to other serial killer series, particularly those made in South Korean dramas, albeit fewer crime thrillers in the Chinese industry have received international acclaim. As a result, the new drama could be something special for fans of serial killer movies and series.