iQiyi series ‘Danger Zone Chapter II: The Silver Lining’ set for premiere

Published October 7, 2021, 3:04 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

The second installment of “Danger Zone,” OTT platform iQiyi’s first original prison-themed Chinese-language drama series, is set to premiere this month.

“Danger Zone Chapter II: The Silver Lining” will start streaming on iQiyi on Oct. 15. The series stars Vic Chou, Sandrine Pinna, Wu Hsing Kuo, Christopher Lee, Berant Zhu, Tseng Jing Hua and Teresa Daley.

Vic Chou and his co-stars in “Danger Zone Chapter II: The Silver Lining” (iQiyi)

Following from “Chapter I: In the Dark Night’ that earned 8.7 points (out of 10) on Chinese review website Douban, the overlapping and intertwining storylines stand in the shadows between night and day.

Viewers will now know the identity of the mastermind who is after Vic Chou. Tseng Jing Hua (“Your Name Engraved Within”) also delivers a groundbreaking, vicious and bloodthirsty performance.

A vivid contrast from Chapter I’s poster, the white background underlines humanity’s darkness beneath daylight. The translucent title suggests the truth emerging as silver linings. Compared to other characters that stand for justice, Tseng stands out with his vicious appearance. While he was an enigma in “Chapter I: In the Dark Night,” Tseng’s character whose appearance alone can make fans break out in cold sweat, will be in the spotlight.

In “Danger Zone, Tseng portrays the wealthy, self-centered Lu Chi living in his own world. Born into a rich family, Lu rarely encounters frustrations and no one stands between him and his desires.

“To bring to life this role, I removed myself from distractions, including ignoring all messages, to focus on the task. I have never seen such performances from myself, especially the cold and merciless approach, so I look forward to seeing this chapter,” said Tseng.

Wu Hsing Kuo plays the calculative Mu Xuesong, who will oppose Sandrine Pinna as the new police deputy director in Chapter II. The conspiracy is set to unravel as the series unfolds.

On Oct. 8 fans can expect a 15-minute “Danger Zone” highlight, and a sneak peek into the new installment. Set to resolve questions that remain unanswered, “Chapter II: The Silver Lining” will premiere on Oct. 15, available worldwide on iQiyi International app or iQ.com.

 
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