Chinese Spy Thriller

(Above: ‘Lost in 1949’)

Toku, the subscription streamer specializing in English-dubbed Asian anime and subtitled live-action programming, will debut Lost in 1949, a Chinese spy series about an accountant who goes on a secret mission for the Communist Party, tomorrow, October 9, at 9 pm ET.

October marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Lost in 1949 kicks off on January 1 of that year, when the accountant, Huang Liwen, returns to her hometown Shanghai to commemorate her husband – and comrade’s – death. She soon joins forces with Qiao Zhicai and his younger twin brother Qiao Lijie to complete a secret mission to protect important people for the Communist Party.

Nothing Gold Can Stay, about a young woman, Zhou Ying, sold to the powerful Shen family by her foster father, premiered last week on the streamer. In this series, which shares a title with a famous Robert Frost poem, Zhou Ying escapes by sneaking into merchant Wu Ping’s palanquin. She is then taken in by The Wu family, who are impressed with her business know-how. Ultimately, Shen Xingyi, of the Shen family, falls in love with Zhou Ying.

You can also stream all 74 episodes of Nothing Gold Can Stay with an Amazon Prime subscription.

Toku programming is available both 24/7 live and on demand.

For more info, visit watchtoku.com. The price is $3.99 monthly or $39.99 annually, following a seven-day free trial.

A sister Toku cable channel is available to Amazon Prime subscribers for $3.99 monthly, following a seven-day free trial.

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