My first version of this story by Gu Long was the Taiwanese version with Jimmy Lin and Alec Su, followed by the TVB version with Tony Leung and Hugo Ng, then HK version with Dicky Cheung and Nicholas Tse. In all the versions, the mischievous brother (to be played by Chen Zhe Yuan) who was raised up by a group of villains is almost always the reason to continue watching. He’s unconventional, a prankster, and has tricks up his butt-hole. Lol. The newer version seems to favor the other twin more (played by Hu Yi Tian, he’s the more popular actor of the two), who was raised in a female-only palace, by a cold lady conspiring to see the brothers at each other’s throats. Why? Because their father rejected her and eloped with one of her slave girls! And this is her revenge plan.
The drama will air on CCTV, Qiyi, and Netflix, starting 1/16.
Alrighty! We have one confirmation for one of the leading roles in the upcoming drama adaptation of Gu Long’s novel, Juedai Shuangjiao aka Handsome Siblings (绝代双骄). The mischievous sibling Xiao Yu Er is played by Chen Zhe Yuan, who is currently leading in Nicky Wu’s production, Legend of the Zu Mountain 2. Who has watched and could tell us more about this cute-looking new face?