Desire and the City / City of Desire 欲望之城 comes from the production company behind this year’s hit drama The First Half of My Life, and stars Angelababy (General and I) as Lin Li, an optimistic young white collar worker who helps Wu Xiubo‘s (The Advisors Alliance) Jiang Nianhua walk out of depression.
Jiang Nianhua (Wu Xiubo) divorces his wife after she aborts their child without telling him, and works hard to become a successful businessman. However, the higher Jiang Nianhua climbs up the corporate ladder, the more depressed he becomes, and contemplates taking his own life before being persuaded otherwise by Lin Li (Angelababy).
Lin Li and her boyfriend represent the typical modern couple – they fight, break up and make up several times a year, and the fact that they work at the same company makes their relationship even more stressful. The two eventually decide to go their separate ways for good, and Lin Li slowly recovers from the heartbreak after becoming friends with Jiang Nianhua.
The only supporting lead confirmed so far is Ren Zhong (Nothing Gold Can Stay), and after reading the character descriptions, it seems like he’ll be playing a thirty something married man who can’t leave his Casanova habits behind.
Angelababy keeps getting lead roles opposite wonderful actors (thanks Huayi and Huang Xiaoming), though I do hope she’s improved since the fiasco earlier this year. The 45 episode drama started filming today, and comes from director Liu Jin (White Deer Plain) and writer Chen Tong (Divorce Lawyers).