2021 bromance drama ships are already competing for fans

Next year has dozens of bromance dramas hoping to make the next big ship, and they’re already competing for fans. Three had pretty high-quality leaks today, including Fan Chengcheng and Wang Anyu’s Run Freely, Tan Jianci and Chen Zheyuan’s Winner is King, and Zhang Zhehan and Gong Jun’s A Tale of the Wanderers. All three are actually kind of cute, and I’m hoping at least one of the bromance dramas next year will be good.

Fan Chengcheng and Wang Anyu has a cute snowball fight for Run Freely:

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Bromance drama Winner is King releases stills

Tan Jianci as the “father” figure

Bromance drama Winner is King 杀破狼 has finally finished filming and it unfortunately looks like every other historical drama, with almost no signs the story is set in a silkpunk ancient world. The cast looks cute, though. The series is an adaption of Priest’s BL novel of the same name, and has cast Tan Jianci (The Advisors Alliance) and Chen Zheyuan (The Handsome Siblings) as the leads.

Chen Zheyuan as the “adopted son”
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Promo Round-up: Handsome Siblings

The latest remake of Handsome Siblings comes from the director of Mengfei Comes Across and the second writer of Legend of the Condor Heroes 2017, and stars Hu Yitian and Chen Zheyuan as brothers who have been groomed to turn against each other.

CCTV-8 will air 3 episodes daily and run for 44 episodes, while iQiyi will be streaming the full 53 episode version (2 eps daily).

Romance teaser, Hu Yitian BTS, Opening by Jin Zhiwen, Ending by Liu Xijun

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Web drama adaption of Detective Chinatown releases first trailer

Supervised and written by the Detective Chinatown film series’ director Chen Sicheng, the web drama version stars Roy Qiu as a private investigator. Janine Chang, Chen Zheyuan, Cheng Xiao and Deng Enxi costar. The 12 episode series will revolve around four cases, all set in different locations and directed by different up-and-coming directors.

Wang Baoqiang and Xiao Yang reprise their roles from the film series.
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