You know when I write about dramas, I rarely sit down and count them? Until I do and the list is humongous! There are about 20+ chinese dramas set to start filming in the winter of 2016, as you might already notice from the onslaught of press conferences and booting ceremonies this past week. To keep me sane, I have compiled the first batch here. Hee!
=======> ♦ Jia Nai Liang and Wang Xiao Chen‘s romcom, When Master of Reunions Meets Master of Break-ups (当分手大师遇上复合大师). Deng Chao plays producer, Yang Mi and a line of stars to play cameos. Production rolls with a press conference on October 8th.
=======> ♦ Chen Xiao and Sun Li‘s period drama, Nothing Gold Can Stay (That Year Flower Blooms The Moon Is Full, 那年花开月正圆). Peter Ho, Ren Zhong, Myolie Wu, Nikki Chow, and Yu Hao Ming make up the remaining cast members. Such a diverse casting! Peter’s wife volunteered to shave his head. HA. Booting ceremony on October 8th. (I’m highly anticipating this one!!)
=======> ♦ Hawick Lau and Angel Wang Ou‘s The Legend of Jade Sword (莽荒纪) began shooting on October 8th with a press conference as well. Joining the leads are Lee Wei, Zhang Jun Ning, and Niu Jun Feng. Haven’t seen Lee Wei in a while! Jun Ning is a plus. X)
=======> ♦ Han Geng returns to dramaland after 8 years to be a male lead and part of the producer team of Hard Memory (失忆之城), an action-packed science fiction based on a manhua. It’s the first part in a planned franchise with 55 episodes. Production begins 10/12/16. It also stars Kenny Kwan (YAY!) and Zhang Yu Xi (My Little Princess).
=======> ♦ Tentatively translated to 10 Years of Spring Wind Can’t Compare to You (春风十里，不如你), the youth drama based on novel Beijing, Beijing features Zhou Dong Yu (Sparrow) and Zhang Yi Shan (Chong Er’s Preach). Press conference was held on 10/12/16.
It’s not easy for Dong Yu to find a male lead not that much taller than her! They’re so cute-looking together! =D
=======> ♦ Half of My Lifetime or The First Half of One’s Life (我的前半生) is a drama with a strong cast in ♥ Jin Dong ♥, Ma Yi Li, and Yuan Quan. Production held a booting ceremony on 10/12/16. Mr. J was busy. Sigh ~
Oishhhh, the cute kids.