Wow, what stellar casting, both in the young and older generation of the ensemble! After confirming Zhang Ruo Yun as the male lead a few months back, the production finally releases a bunch of posters for the remaining cast with Li Qin taking the female lead role. Qing Yu Nian or known in English as Joy of Life or Extra life in Qing is a novel written by Mao Ni.
You know me, I love behind-the-scenes videos. These Chinese productions have hundreds of workers on locations every day, so it’s not strange to see how fast they can shoot a drama within 3 months (usually modern), day-in-day-out. What we see onscreen is a the final results of blood and sweats and watching these videos always shows a new level of appreciation for the crew who works tirelessly behind the cameras all-year long.
They have been filming for about three/four weeks, but with enough footage to tease us every now and then. Leading male character is played by Chen Fei Yu (Secret Fruit). His female lead is rising actress Song Yi Ren (Sword Master, At Cafe 6, Time To Love). Ever Night (将夜) is the drama adaptation of fantasy novel written by Mao Ni.
And it’s confirmed! It’s been floating about for a few weeks and now we know what Zhang Ruo Yun‘s next drama is still a period one based on the novel Qing Yu Nian or known in English as Joy of Life or Extra life in Qing written by Mao Ni. Tencent Pictures will announce its major investments next year, which includes Joy of Life, Chen Fei Yu’s Jiang Ye, Xia Yu’s Mystery of Antiques, Song Yang’s Pathfinder, Fighter Of The Destiny 2, and Tibet Code. I will write about them in separate posts (buying time to find more info on them here! Lol.)