iQiyi web drama Night Wanderer 夜旅人 follows the love story between a medical examiner in 2016 (Ni Ni) and a Republican-era lawyer from 1936 (Deng Lun). The magic happens in the old Shanghai apartment no.699, as the lovebirds take turns traversing between the intriguing world of Republican Shanghai and the fascinating modern era.
Directed by Wan Liyang (second director of Ordinary Glory) and written by Chen Maoxian (Ready or Not), the 36 episode web drama began filming yesterday.
First Love Again stars Patrick Shish(Someday or One Day) as the present-day hero who meets the heroine (Chen Haoyu) from 2006, and a romance blossoms. I’m guessing the show will focus on the butterfly effect that eventually allows them to truly fall in love in the present day? The drama premieres on iQiyi on July 29th.
The probability of them meeting was one in a billion. In a parallel time and space, the cold and unapproachable top student Ye Youning (Patrick Shih) encounters the bright and sunny Xia Wenxi (Chen Haoyu).Through an unexpected opportunity, Ye Youning of the present connects with Xia Wenxi from the year 2006. Their encounter leads to a sweet romance and a chance to relive high school, to meet old friends again and to experience the taste of first love.
Broker was the only Liao Juan (author of The Interpreter) novel I read and liked, so I will be checking out the drama adaption despite its flaws. Starring Song Qian as a patriotic scientist and Luo Yunxi as a corporate spy, the romance drama will premiere on July 22nd.
The latest trailer for Sword Snow Stride is feeling more like Joy of Life 2.0, and has less wuxia than I expected (plus, with this being a Wang Juan-scripted show, the chances of me dropping this drama midway just increased dramatically). Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Li Gengxi, Hu Jun and Zhang Tian’ai, the drama is yet to secure an air date.
Mystery romance Lover or Stranger stars Song Qian as Luo Qianyi / and Ou Hao as her fiancé. The trailer is right up my alley – I love a good dose of mistaken identities and revenge. [Extended Synopsis]
The 29 episode drama releases 2 EPs every Mon-Wed on iQiyi/Tencent. Members get a 6 episode headstart.
Xiaomin’s Home is the latest modern drama from Linmon Pictures (Nothing But Thirty, Hunting, A Little Reunion), and stars Zhou Xun and Huang Lei as divorcees trying to navigate a new life together. [Extended Synopsis]
A Dream of Splendor has finished filming and released stills of its characters. Starring Liu Yifei, Chen Xiao, Liu Yan and Lin Yun, the drama will probably premiere on Tencent next year. [Extended synopsis]
Luo Yunxi(Love Is Sweet) and Wu Qian(Octogenarians and the 90s) will be playing volunteers who undergo gruelling training to become professional humanitarian field workers who are able to conduct rescue missions in the air and at sea.