iQiyi has recently launched a virtual press conference for its first prison-themed Chinese-language original Danger Zone 逆局 with the main cast of the million-dollar production, including by Vic Chou, Sandrine Pinna, Berant Zhu, and Christopher Lee. The event was attended by over 150 journalists across APAC, who were also treated to the global debut of an exclusive 12-minute sizzle reel of Danger Zone and a Q&A with the cast.
Vic Chou and Christopher Lee greeted global viewers of the press event in English, Korean, Malay, Indonesian and various other local languages. During the Q&A, the cast shared their behind-the-scenes experiences, and revealed fun trivia about the show. The cast unanimously agreed that Chou had the biggest contrast between his on- and off-screen personas; while he appeared quiet and cool in front of the camera, he was warm and often poked fun at others on set. It was also clear that a brotherly bond has formed between Lee and Zhu, who both play policemen in the series. “Even though Christopher Lee shouts at me all the time in the series,” said Zhu, “I still like him a lot. We are the best partners.” Lee meanwhile, jokingly chimed in: “Zhu is the tag-along I can’t get rid of”.
The trailer shows Vic Chou delivering a convincing performance as a cold and calculating criminal. He shares, “Even though I’ve been a part of this series, I still find it fascinating to watch the trailer. I can’t wait to binge watch the drama with everyone else.” Pinna, Lee and other cast members shared how they had pushed themselves to the limit while filming Danger Zone. Lee and Zhu had intense car chase scenes and jumped off bridges; Pinna had cut her hair short just for the show and performed alongside the renowned Peking opera master, Wu; while Tseng, in contrast to his previous goody-two-shoes characters, now plays a spoilt and arrogant young man. The series’ theme of criminal sexual abuse is also ground-breaking, as it does not shy away from discussing gruesome scenarios such as the murder of infants and the discovery headless female corpses.
Danger Zone will premiere on iQiyi International at 8pm on September 3rd, across 191 countries and regions around the world. With subtitles available in 10 languages (Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, and Spanish), viewers around the world can watch the series in their preferred language.