Taiwan Horror Detention is the latest video game adapted to Netflix.
As mentioned in the review at the time, detention took place in Taiwan in the 1960s, more than 10 years of 38 years of martial law known as white terrorism. This was a period of nearly 40 years of plunging the country into the oppressive Orwell nightmare. About 140,000 Taiwanese citizens were imprisoned and up to 4,000 were executed during the period for actual or perceived discord against the ruling Chinese government.
It was developed by Red Candle Games. This was in the news last year for all wrong reasons, after Chinese players rebelled against in-game attacks on Chinese leaders and the game was temporarily discontinued.
As reported by PC Gamer, this Netflix series is separate from the 2019 movie, which is also based on games, and was developed in partnership with Taiwan’s independent Public Television Service. The Taiwanese production starring Lingwei Lee as Yunxiang Liu and Ning Han as Ruixin Fang.
“A distressed student reveals an uneasy secret about her remote high school, as betrayal and paranormal encounters disrupt her life,” Netflix says in a show description, which also 8 Make sure that one episode is available weekly from now until the end of the year.
In related news, the outbreak of COVID-19 at a show at Arborfield Studios in the suburbs of London forced Netflix to stop production of The Witcher’s second season again. Four people tested positive in a short period of time, urging Netflix to “perform individual tests for everyone involved in the show.”
None of the leadcasts reported a positive test yet.
This follows a similar situation in March, when filming stopped when Christopher Hivju tested positive shortly before the UK was completely blocked. Eventually production resumed in August.