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although he believes impossible to found a genre on Chinese TV.
For instance, he plans to tackle South China Sea disputes in upcoming productions.
“Film and TV have a responsibility to inform future generations about history,” he says.
“Our industry should have the courage to voice Chinese sentiments and win more say in international media when our sovereignty in the South China Sea is violated.”
Wu believes more subjects will become available for military-themed TV dramas to address.
Chinese TV has hardly touched upon theKoreanWar, it’s new for instance.
But this year’s The 38th Parallel has become wildly popular since it depicts the war from not only a Chinese perspective but also remains neutral toward the Republic of Korea and United States.
“Our country now deserves the cultural confidence to reviewour past,” he says.
“But an expansion of wartime dramas should never advocate bellicosity nor exaggerate individual heroism. They should tell people war is cruel, and we must cherish peace.”
As The People v. O.J. Simpson rides the high of its 22 Emmy nominations, the writing team behind season two of the FX anthology series American Crime Story is hard at work on scripts for the next installment, which focuses onHurricane Katrina.
“We want the events that brought America together and also that shine a light on the parts of America that maybe we don’t want to acknowledge,” said executive producer Brad Simpson on Tuesday, following a panel for TV critics about The People v. O.J. Simpson.