Copycat Killer: Release date, cast, synopsis, teaser & more

Copycat Killer is a Mandarin series about a murder prosecutor who is determined to bring justice to the victim of his first serial killer case.

Release date

The series will premiere on 31 March on Netflix.

Cast and creators

  • Kang Ren Wu as Guo Xiaoqi
  • Ruby Lin as Yao Yaci
  • Fandy Fan as Shen Jiawen
  • Alice Ko as Hu Yunhui
  • Cammy Chiang as Lu Yizhen
  • Tsung-Hua Tou as Lin Shanyong
  • Teng-Hung Hsia as Hu Jianhe
  • Chun-Yao Yao as Chen Heping

Directors: Jung-chi Chang, Chang Heng-ju

Producer: Hank Tseng

Official synopsis

“Netflix exclusive Mandarin series Copycat Killer, a thriller based on famed Japanese mystery writer Miyabe Miyuki’s bestselling novel of the same name, is set in the 1990s and tells the story of Kuo Hsiao-chi (Wu Kang-ren), a veteran homicide prosecutor handling his first-ever serial killer case, and how he tries to bring justice to the perpetrator.

“With the murderer’s repeated aggravations, Hsiao-chi is determined to find the key piece of evidence to crack the case, even if it means putting his life on the line.”

Other details

Miyabe Miyuki, the author of the original novel, Copycat Killer, has 8 literary awards to her name for novels spanning across genres. She is also credited with inspiring a new wave of female mystery writers in Japan.


We are shown the torture of a young woman, the taunting of a killer, and a fearless detective who discovers clues. A game between the killer and the prosecutor is hinted at.

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