iQiyi announces its first prison-themed Chinese language series Danger Zone. This sets to premiere on September 3 across 191 countries and regions worldwide. The success of The Bad Kids last year has attracted attention from The Guardian, The Economist, and South China Morning Post. Aside from that, it has also received 91% of positive reviews on the Douban website in China, this quality mystery short series has proven to be appealing to viewers globally.
iQiyi’s original series Danger Zone to premiere on September 3
The highly anticipated series features a starry and award-winning cast. Of course, this includes Vic Chou who will play three characters as attorney, prisoner, and psychological profiling expert. Danger Zone also stars Christopher Lee, a committed police officer. Meanwhile, Best New Talent nominee at 2020 Taipei Film Awards Berant Zhu plays a rookie criminal investigator.
The character posters and teaser trailer revealed a mysterious and dark vibe ahead.
Prisoner Liang Yandong is a crisis-surrounded attorney under custody for his potential involvement in unconventional cases. Suspected to be a serial disembodiment killer, he receives physical abuse in a prison cell under death threats. The heightened tension leaves viewers with more questions and curiosity. For authenticity in action scenes, Vic Chou participated in every scene without doubles. Everyone in the cast admires his devotion to the role.
More cast members include:
- Sandrine Pinna (Taipei Film Awards Best Leading Actress for Touch of the Light)
- Wu Hsing-kuo (nominated for Golden Horse Awards and Hong Kong Film Award
- Tseng Jing-Hua (Your Name Engraved Herein)
Directed by David Chuang and Chen Kuan-chung (The Tag-Along film franchise and The Victims’ Game TV series).
Danger Zone will premiere on September 3 exclusively on iQiyi across 191 countries and regions worldwide. New episodes will be updated every Friday at the iQiyi international app and iQ.com.
Angela Grace P. Baltan is a Communication graduate from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. She doesn’t hesitate to be opinionated in analyzing movies and television series. As a writer, she uses her articles to advocate for feminism, gender equality, and mental health among others.