Netflix is preparing to start filming on its first Mandarin-language original TV series, Nowhere Man.
The thriller is written and directed by DJ Chen, and promised to be full of suspense and twists with brotherhood, Taiwanese gangsters and jailbreak.
It follows death row inmate Quan, who learns of his son being kidnapped while waiting for the execution in jail. To save his son and protect his family, Quan schemes a jailbreak, only to find himself in an even more dangerous situation.
From time to time, the series will see Quan fall into a state of half-sleep, as he leads viewers into the path of redemption. Unveiled by Erika North, Director of Original content APAC, Netflix describes it as a story “woven with moving brotherhood [and an] intricate gangster backdrop“.
The series marks the first collaboration between Joseph Chang and Alyssa Chia, along with a brilliant cast including Mavis Fan, Bo-Chieh Wang, Jeremy Liu, Zhou Ming-Fu and Greg Hsu. Speaking at the launch event for the show, the ensemble discussed the complex relationship between the characters, and promised more surprises and chemistry on set.
The series joins a number of other Mandarin-language acquisitions and projects in development, including The Rise of Phoenixes and a remake of Meteor Garden. Nowhere Man will start filming on 3rd October and will be shot entirely in Taiwan.