Netflix will launch its first Mandarine-language original series, “Nowhere Man,” starring Taiwan actress Alyssa Chia and actor Joseph Chang. The thriller, which is based on a true story, centers on issues such as capital punishment and other contradictions in Asia society. Netflix will start broadcasting the series on Oct. 31.
The series also features various Taiwan singers and actors including Mavis Fan, Wang Bo-chieh, Jeremy Liu, Zhou Ming-fu, Hsu Greg-han. The story begins with a prisoner on death row, played by Chang, who enters a mysterious space while waiting for his execution. Chang is trying to escape from the prison, but he eventually finds himself in an even more dangerous scheme.
In 2017 the series was called “bardo” by Malaysian director Sam Quah. Yet, due to Quah’s personal reasons, the filming was taken over by Taiwanese director Chen Yin-jung who rewrote the script and changed the cast. “Nowhere Man” includes eight episodes, each of them lasting 60 minutes.
In the following month, Netflix will release another two mandarin original series: “Triad Princess,” directed by Neal Wu will be one aired on Dec. 6, and “The Ghost Bride” directed by Quek Shio Chuan and Ho Yuhang.
By Shelly Yang