Tackling difficult issues like depression and autism, youth sports drama Project S is an attempt to reinvent itself as a contender for quality youth drama by Wajijiwa, the Tencent subsidiary that manages Rocket Girls and R1SE. While their previous couple of dramas have lacked any logic and was carried solely by idol power, this one is rooted in a much more realistic story. The remake of the three-part Thai series is currently filming its last third and will be a Tencent exclusive.
Wajijiwa is ran by Long Danni, who produced Super Girls, My Hero, Meteor Garden, and Produce 101, so it’ll be interesting where she’s headed with this drama.
Skate Our Souls 极限17 滑魂 – Guo Zifan, Deng Enxi, and Caesar Chen Zexi of X-Fire
Boo, a student whose grades aren’t promising, comes from a strict family. However, he has a hidden problem. Boo has been suffering from depression for a long time, which resulted in self-harm. Moreover, he doesn’t eat or sleeps well. One day, he decides to commit suicide, but his plan was thwarted by a group of skaters, led by Simon and Fern, who influenced him to join their group of friends. Can Boo overcome depression and all his fears?
Side by Side 极限17羽你同行 – starring Liang Jingkang (New Meteor Garden), Zhu Zijie, and Yang Chaoyue of Rocket Girls
Gym, an autistic teenager who was often bullied by his peers, decides to join the badminton team with his cousin Dong. However, Gym plays better than Dong, as Gym is able to control the dynamics of the game, leading to Dong’s displeasure. With the help of Dong and Gym’s widowed moms, are the two able to conquer all their fears and weaknesses to succeed in the badminton court? And what does the future hold for Gym and Dong’s relationship?
Spike 极限17扣杀 – Zhu Zhiling (My Classmate from Far, Far Away ), Xu Mengjie of Rocket Girls, Si Wage
Theppanya High School has an underdog volleyball team that reached the final round of Thailand’s biggest competition last year, but eventually lost to old champion St. Sebastian High. From the disappointment, the team makes a promise to return and win this year. However, Singha, the ace of the team, left for St. Sebastian, making Puen, the new captain of the team, very angry and even more determined to win the championship. The new coach Win then finds a replacement in freshman Than, but the guy has troubles of his own.