Gaming drama Falling into Your Smile stars Xu Kai as a professional League of Legends player and Cheng Xiao as a casual player who is eventually signed by an e-sports agency. Like all rom-coms, theirs is also a bickering frenemies to lovers romance. [Extended Synopsis]
Lie to Love 良言写意 stars Luo Yunxi(Love Is Sweet) as Li Zeliang, a formerly successful CEO who now suffers from depression and chronic loneliness. Cheng Xiao (Legend of Awakening) plays Su Xieyi, the ex-girlfriend who is back for revenge after evidence suggests the hero may have been involved in her father’s bankruptcy and eventual death.
Cheng Xiao joins Xu Kai, Yao Chi, R1SE Zhai Xiaowen, Merxat, and Lingchao in yet another rom-com featuring competitive gamers, but this one with both leads as gamers. Falling into Your Smile 你微笑时很美 is produced by New Wave NewStyle Media (The Untamed) and finished up filming this week.
Perhaps to celebrate its lead’s 20th birthday, xianxia drama Legend of Awakening released its first video previews today. This includes the MV for the theme song by Wang Sulong (below), as well as previews for the leads on Weibo here.
Chen Feiyu turned down Ever Night 2 for this, so this drama better be worth it.
Falling into Your Smile 你微笑时很美 stars Xu Kai(Lingjian Mountain) as Lu Sicheng, a somewhat narcissistic captain of a top League of Legends team who is prone to capricious behaviour. Cosmic Girls member Cheng Xiao costars as Tong Yao, the first female professional esports player in China.
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.