Shen Yue, Liang Jingkang reunite in Another Me

Meteor Garden stars Shen Yue and Liang JIngkang reunite in Another Me 七月与安生, a remake of the award-winning film Soul Mate.  Chen Duling (Left Ear) will play Liang’s best friend and Shen Yue’s soulmate, while Xiong Ziqi plays the girls’ mutual love interest.  The series has wrapped up filming and just released this set of cute but weird animal-themed posters.

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Ninth drama adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes reveals cast

The latest adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes / Romance of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 has confirmed Tong Mengshi (Colourful Bones) as Yang Guo, new actress Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and award-winning young actress Wen Qi (Eagles and Youngster) as Guo Xiang.

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Promo Round-up: Entrepreneurial Age

Entrepreneurial Age focuses on the entrepreneurial journey of software developer Guo Xinnian (Huang Xuan), and his romance with colleague Na Lan (Angelababy), an analyst in the IT industry. The 54 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV beginning tonight.

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This trailer focuses on Huang Xuan and Zhou Yiwei, as they go from friends to competitors:

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Casting Call: Tsui Hark’s Condor Heroes Trilogy

Legendary wuxia director Tsui Hark‘s Return of the Condor Heroes film Trilogy is having a global search for its two leads, Yang Guo and Xiaolongnü. The casting director is PoPing AuYeung and producer Shi Nansun.

They’re looking for :

  • 18 to 25-year-olds who turn 18 by March 2019 and are available from then to February 2020
  • Must be fluent in Mandarin
  • No acting experience required
  • Martial arts, gymnastics, dance, acrobatics experience a bonus

To apply, email condorcasting@gmail.com by October 24, 2018

  • Include your name/ role/ current city/ phone number in title (ex.  Liu Yifei/Xiaolongnü/Elizabethtown/000-000-0000 )
  • headshot taken on a cellphone without any filters nor PS
  • English or Chinese resume including current residence, contact info, and acting experience
  • a short video in mandarin introducing yourself (no longer than 1 min)
  • include any acting samples if there are any

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Fast-paced series Top dramatizes all the biggest celebrity scandals

The female lead has no main romantic plot and follows an arrogant, flawed, but lovable genius archetype that’s often reserved for men.

From popular idols accused of hitting a stalker fan to celebrity couples maintaining a marriage for the publicity, episodic internet debate drama Top 人间规则 dramatizes one celebrity scandals after another in the same addictiveness as the scandals themselves.  Zhang Yamei (If Paris Downcast) headlines as an arrogant but brilliant debater in this fast-paced show.  Each episode is a new case as she represents a new client on a televised court of public opinion and presents arguments and evidence for their case. Chen Ziyou and Sun Zhenglin play her opponent debaters.

The 12-episode (!) series streams two new episodes on iQiyi beginning October 10 here.  It wasn’t region blocked when I watched it.

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Red lights shine on Dilraba, Li Qin, Ni Ni

Dilraba, Li Qin, Ni Ni are beautiful under the red lights of these photos

I’m picturing a film of three neighbors living in an abandoned motel turned rundown apartment in the red lights district.  Li Qin is a small town college graduate at her first job, trying not to lose herself among the lights of the big city;  Dilraba is an aspiring actress who has run away from her affluent home to pursue her dreams, only to be turned down again and again;  Ni Ni is a singer/dancer at a nightclub who has long given up on any dreams she might’ve had.

Theme song – Red Lights Fading from Tiny Times

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Lan Yingying searches for the truth in new preview for Against the Light

The first teaser for modern workplace drama Against the Light 逆光  has been released, and stars Lan Yingying (Surgeons) as Bai Xining, the former heiress of a jewellery corporation who returns to China to find out the truth about her mother’s fall from grace.

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Legend of Awakening has the youngest cast yet for a major production

With the youngest leads yet for a major  production,  xianxia series Legend of Awakening 天醒之路 has recently began filming on-location in Xinjiang and Ningxia. The series stars Chen Feiyu, Deng Enxi, Xiong Ziqi, and Cheng Xiao of Cosmic Girls and seems to follow the typical xianxia mold of a group of young people journeying across a fantasy land while fighting bad guys.

The series has the youngest leads yet for a major  production, with Chen Feiyu born in 2000 and Deng Enxin in 2005. The previous two are currently streaming Youku series Eagles and Youngsters, with Wang Junkai (1999) and Wenqi (2003),  and upcoming series The Great Lord , with Wang Yuan (2000) and Ouyang Nana (2000).
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