Nowhere Man (Taiwanese TV series)

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Nowhere Man
Cover of Nowhere Man (Taiwanese TV series by Netflix).jpg
Also known asBardo
Traditional罪夢者
Simplified罪梦者
MandarinZuì Mèng Zhě 
CantoneseZeoi6 Mung6 Ze2
LiterallyThe One with Crime and Dreams
Genre
Created by
  • Francis Smith
  • Zoanne Tan
Based on
  • Francis Smith
  • Zoanne Tan
  • Yu-li Chen
  • Po-shen Ku
  • Jie Zhan
Written byDJ Chen
Directed byDJ Chen
Starring
Composers
Country of origin Taiwan
Original languages
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Francis Smith
  • Zoanne Tan
Production locationTaiwan
EditorDJ Chen
Running time33–67 minutes
Production companyIFA Media
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (UHD)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
External links
Website

Nowhere Man (Chinese: 罪夢者) is a Taiwanese Netflix original series produced by Netflix and IFA Media,[1] a Singaporean production company. Directed by DJ Chen, it is Netflix's first ever production in Mandarin Chinese,[2] featuring Alyssa Chia and Joseph Chang. The show follows a death row inmate discovering himself being in terrible danger while planning an escape, and finding self-redemption in the process of protecting his family. The miniseries was released on Netflix on 31 October 2019.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

A strange encounter that causes a man awaiting execution to experience alternate timelines. That leads to his escape from prison to protect his family.

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Joseph Chang as Ding Chang Quan, a.k.a. Quan
  • Alyssa Chia as Jiang Jing Fang
  • Mavis Fan as Bai Lan
  • Po-chieh Wang as Xiao Sa, a.k.a. Xiao Sha
  • Jeremiah Zhang as Cui Cheng-gui, a.k.a. Gui
  • Min-fu Chou as Cui Wan-fu, a.k.a. Fu Xing
  • Greg Hsu as Lin Ji-zi, a.k.a. Lin Ji or Zed, the birth name is Wang Xiao-qiu.
  • Tze-cheng Kuo as Inspector Yang Wan-li
  • Yi-long Lu as Sha Shi-ying, a.k.a. Tang Three Hundred

Recurring[edit]

  • Chung-hua Tou as Wan You-qing
  • Benjamin Lee as Wang Qing-nian
  • L.C. Sun as Qui Yi-yang
  • Hai-jung Shen as Ding Wan-rong, the former name was Sha Ding Xiang (née Ding).
  • Yi-chun Pan as Zhang Lian-sheng
  • Chun-chi Tu as Lin Guan-zhong
  • Cian-you Peng as Lin Ben-chuan
  • Lucas Hseieh as Jiang Tian-you
  • Coco Ho as Wang Xiao-qiu
  • Jay Kao as Zhou Xu-liang

English Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleOriginal release date
1"Chapter 1: The Killing"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
2"Chapter 2: The Child"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
3"Chapter 3: Ten Years"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
4"Chapter 4: Old Friends"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
5"Chapter 5: Short-Lived"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
6"Chapter 6: Recollection"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
7"Chapter 7: OGAWA"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
8"Chapter 8: Sleepwalking"October 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Nominee Result
2020 55th Golden Bell Awards[4] Best Miniseries Nowhere Man Nominated
Best Leading Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film Joseph Chang Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film Po-chieh Wang Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film Mavis Fan Nominated
Best Cinematography Zhou Yi-xian, Yang Feng-ming, Sun Ji-ming Won
Best Sound Award Gao Wei-yan, Zheng Yuan-kai, Chia-wei Hsu, Huang Zhen-yang, Tang Xiang-zhu Won
Best Lighting Award Xie Song-ming Won
Best Art and Design Award Liang Shuo-lin, Shi Xiao-rou Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFA Media". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  2. ^ "Netflix Unveils Launch Dates for First Trio of Chinese-Language Originals". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  3. ^ "Netflix's First Mandarin-Language Original "Nowhere Man" releases October 31". JayneStars.com. Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  4. ^ "Golden Bell Awards". Retrieved 26 August 2020.

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