Nowhere Man (Taiwanese TV series)

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Nowhere Man
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Also known asBardo
MandarinZuì Mèng Zhě 
CantoneseZeoi6 Mung6 Ze2
LiterallyThe One with Crime and Dreams
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
Country of origin Taiwan
Original language(s)
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producer(s)
  • Francis Smith
  • Zoanne Tan
Production location(s)Taiwan
Editor(s)DJ Chen
Running time33–67 minutes
Production company(s)IFA Media
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (UHD)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 31, 2019 (2019-10-31)
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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 is about 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]


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



  • 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


  • 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


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 Pending
Best Leading Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film Joseph Chang Pending
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film Po-chieh Wang Pending
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film Mavis Fan Pending
Best Cinematography Zhou Yi-xian, Yang Feng-ming, Sun Ji-ming Pending
Best Sound Award Gao Wei-yan, Zheng Yuan-kai, Chia-wei Hsu, Huang Zhen-yang, Tang Xiang-zhu Pending
Best Lighting Award Xie Song-ming Pending
Best Art and Design Award Liang Shuo-lin, Shi Xiao-rou Pending


  1. ^ "IFA Media". 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". Retrieved 2019-11-02.
  4. ^ "Golden Bell Awards". Retrieved 26 August 2020.

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