First off, production has begun for Daylight Entertainment’s new medical drama The Surgeon 外科风云. Jin Dong (The Disguiser) was confirmed last year as the cold and secretive cardiothoracic surgeon Zhuang Shu, while Bai Baihe (Chongqing Hot Pot) will be playing his love interest Lu Chenxi, a former cardio surgeon who has been “demoted” to the emergency department.
All that’s been revealed so far is that an accident that happened 29 years ago will threaten to tear them apart, although given writer Zhu Zhu’s track record (Grow Up, Distance to Love), I am sure we’ll also get an insightful exploration on related social issues. Costars include Li Jiahang, Liu Yijun, Lan Yingying and Chin Shi-chieh.
Wallace Chung is set to star in drama Blooming Flowers Shall Send Us On Our Way 一路繁华相送, based on the novel of the same name by Qingshan Luotuo 青衫落拓. It is marketed as a “heart-warming pure romance” novel about first loves reuniting, and if the production company has hired a good screenwriter, we’ll hopefully be seeing less of the crazy plots that seem to characterise most of the romance dramas these days (*cough* The Interpreter ).
Jiang Shuying, who is currently hitting it out of the park with her performance in To Be A Better Man, has been tapped as the female lead. This will also be Taiwanese actor Aaron Yan‘s debut performance in a Mainland drama. Filming is expected to commence on June 26th.