Tao Deng / Chimerica

Tao Deng can be seen in the first episode of Channel 4’s new series Chimerica. 

A powerful and timely 4-part thriller about a dedicated American photojournalist who, when accusations of fake news are levelled against him, tries to reclaim his credibility by setting out to find the subject of his most famous picture – the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square.

Produced by Playground (Wolf Hall, Howards End, Little Women), Chimerica is based on Lucy Kirkwood’s eponymous acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning stageplay.

Exploring not just the relationship between East and West, but also some of the most urgent issues affecting society today, Chimerica, completely updated from the original play, is set against the 2016 US Presidential election. The series delves deep into the new world of fake news, censorship and the power of political protest.