Netflix is set to release its first set of Chinese-language based originals! Read more here --->
The cast of Taiwanese crime drama 'Nowhere Man' with director DJ Chen (right).
Nowhere Man, the first of three Chinese-language based original series is set to drop on Netflix on October 31st, 2019. Written and directed by Taiwanese filmmaker DJ Chen, Nowhere Man focuses on a veteran gangster awaiting execution behind bars. After his son is suddenly kidnapped, the gangster begins to experience unique visions allowing him to follow alternate timelines, helping him escape, fight to protect his family and gain redemption.
Chen is known for Formula 17, Taiwan's first LGBTQ themed comedy. Her directorial debut was a huge hit in Taiwan.
Following Nowhere Man, Triad Princess will be released on December 6th, 2019. Written and directed by playwright-turned-filmmaker Neil Wu. The series follows the daughter of a Triad boss who seeks out independence by taking a gig as an undercover bodyguard for a famous actress — a gig that forces her to navigate the unfamiliar world of glitz, glamour, and love. Triad Princess is being described as a crime series with a romantic comedy twist.
The third installment will drop on Netflix sometime in January 2020. The Ghost Bride is a supernatural period drama set in Colonial Malacca, the show is co-directed by Malaysian filmmakers Quek Shio Chuan and Ho Yu-Hang. It follows a young girl who has been offered a marriage proposal from a wealthy family to be the "ghost bride" to their recently deceased son — an opportunity that would save her family from a lifetime of debt, but require her to spend the rest of her days haunted by a ghostly spouse. Desperate to escape the situation, she soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery and embroiled in otherworldly affairs far bigger than she could have imagined.
Erika North, Netflix's director of original content for Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, told the Hollywood Reporter "This is a culmination of two years of very hard work with the teams. We've deliberately chosen three very different genres to represent the scope and breadth of our content categories, and the creative prowess of the talented producers, writers, and directors we have been working with."