Taiwanese actress Kuo Shu-Yao and co-star Fandy Fan dropped by Kuala Lumpur to launch the second season of the award-winning HBO Asia Original series, The Teenage Psychic. The 8-episode season kicks off with double back-to-back episodes on Sunday, 6 October at 9pm, exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 and 431 HD). A new episode will premiere on subsequent Sundays at the same time.
Kuo reprises her role as Xiao Zhen, a teenage psychic who is juggling the pressures of teenage life – first love, academic success and peer pressure – with the demands of the spirit world. Fan joins this season as new student Zhang Yuxuan, who is tired of the parental restrictions placed on him on account of his poor health.
At the exclusive media event in Kuala Lumpur to promote the second season of the award-winning series event, Kuo said, “I am very thankful for the chance to reprise my role in the HBO Asia production which I am proud to be part of.”
She added, “This season has allowed me to explore the different facets of my character, especially with the change in dynamics from introduction of new characters, including Xiao Zhen’s mother and new friends from her school. Fans can look forward to more exciting adventures and heart-warming stories this season.”
For Fan, it marked his first time in Malaysia. “It’s a privilege for me to visit Malaysia and to experience the enthusiasm of Malaysian fans. I am very grateful to HBO Asia for giving me the opportunity to participate in an international production. I’ve learned so much from my outstanding fellow actors, and gained a lot of valuable experience. I hope you’ll all enjoy watching the second season as much as I enjoyed filming it!”
Season two of The Teenage Psychic sees Xiao Zhen trying to pick up the pieces in the new school year following the tragedy she faced last year. As the new president of the drama club, Xiao Zhen focuses on recruiting new members, however there is more to the two new members than meets the eye – cute newbie Zhang Yuxuan (played by Fandy Fan) and soft-spoken Zhan Xiao Tong (played by Wen Chen-Ling). At the temple, things get complicated when Teacher Kim’s (played by Chen Mu-Yi) family secret comes back to haunt him.