Singapore- Netflix Inc, the world’s leading Internet television network, announced the first Chinese language Netflix Original series from Taiwan: Bardo (擺渡身). The eight-episode series is a jailbreak thriller with a karmic dimension, and it will be available to all Netflix members around the world at the same time.


Netflix is teaming up with award-winning production company IFA Media and writer/director Sam Quah (柯汶利) on Bardo (擺渡身). IFA Media recently produced the highly-regarded Taiwanese series The Teenage Psychic (通靈少女) and Quah is a rising Taiwan based writer-director whose short film The Free Man was short-listed for an Oscar in 2015.


“A supernatural premise, a production team that’s created regional hits, and an up and coming director who’s received international acclaim — all of this has Netflix excited about Bardo.” said Erik Barmack, vice president of international Original series at Netflix.