Local film studios are making several new programmes for the teenage market following the recent successful run of a TV series for young people.

New shows about issues teens identify with - like school, vacation and dancing - are on–air or soon will be in the wake of the warm viewer response to HCM City Television Film Studio’s Ke Di Tru (A Migrant), now on HTV 9.

Film director Chau Hue recruited several college students to act in the 20-episode series, with a script written by Nguyen Phuoc Thao, that features the thoughts and lifestyles of teenagers in rural areas.

Son, the protagonist, moves from his native village in the Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta to study at a school for gifted students in a big town. Being bullied by several students in his class, Son feels disheartened and decides to return to his village. But persuaded by his father and teachers, he returns to school, studies hard and gradually wins affection of other students.

“I love the series, which accurately represents thinking of young people,” said 12 th grader Nguyen Thi Hoang Lan, “I also like scenes of cajeput forests in Dong Thap province in the Mekong Delta.

HTV 9 broadcasts A Migrant form Sunday to Tuesday evenings. On other evenings, it shows Mua He Soi Dong (Interesting Summer Holidays).

The 30-episode series made by Hanh Tinh Xanh (Blue Planes) film studio is about six teenagers who become good friends while on a 10-day summer vacation that takes them to various scenic sports of Vietnam .

This weekend, VTV 3 will start airing a new TY series titled Vu Dieu XTeen (Teen Dance), which focuses on a group of young people addicted to hip-hop. Some of the young actors are actual artists in Hanoi ’s hip-hop groups.

Meanwhile, the series Nhung Thien Than Ao Trang (Angels in While Dresses), made by celebrated director Le Hoang, is nearing completion. Produced by BHD Film Studio, the 30-episode series features an imaginary Vietnamese school where students can argue with teachers and are encouraged to develop independent-thinking skills and break the habit of learning by rote.

“It’s a school of dreams,” Hoang said, “The series contains language, circumstances and school activities that teens will find appealing.”