C-ent has seen some dramas suddenly pulled before broadcast this month, but it looks like Prosecution Elite 公诉, which wrapped last June, is definitely green lit to air. It is the first Chinese prosecution-themed drama inspired by real cybercrime cases with a female prosecutor, played by Dilraba Dilmurat, at the forefront.
The story follows An Ni, a female prosecutor of the Jiangcheng Procuratorate, investigating missing cases of college students who’ve jumped into a lake. She joins hands with a police captain, played by seasoned actor Tong Dawei, in pitting their wits against cunning criminals. With online fraud becoming rampant and knowing no bounds, the show will also depict the investigators as they tackle cross-border telecommunications fraud.
Crime series The Knockout has achieved groundbreaking success this year, and Prosecution Elite being a key project by China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate with a similarly serious theme has the potential to also become a hit. Many are also seeing this as a shift in Dilraba’s career. After making her acting debut in the CCTV drama Anarhan in 2013, she has found much success in historical romance and idol dramas. After filming Prosecution Elite last year, Dilraba is signed on to play a policewoman in the currently filming Sword Rose 利剑玫瑰 opposite Jin Shijia.
Prosecution Elite is set to make its television premiere on Zhejiang TV, Beijing TV and online platforms Tencent and iQIYI this May 29. It also stars Gao Xin, Una Yuo Jingru with Feng Lei, Han Dong and Jia Qing in special roles.