iQiyi recently released trailers and posters for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas and/or on television networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?
Helmed by the writer of last year’s cult hit The Bad Kids, Left Right 亲爱的小孩 will focus on the Chinese way of rearing kids, and stars Qin Hao, Ren Suxi, Nie Yuan and THE9’s Xie Keyin in the lead roles.
Initial articles reported the web drama as an adaption of Wang Xiaoshuai’s film In Love We Trust:
Mei Zhu and Xiao Lu used to be a couple. They lived together, were married and had a little daughter named Hehe. But that was long ago. Mei and Xiao’s marriage broke up; they both found new partners and remarried. The only bond that remains is Hehe. But their normal, routine lives come to an end when their daughter suddenly falls ill. Leukaemia is the shocking diagnosis. Her only hope is a bone marrow transplant from a sister or brother. But Hehe has no siblings. What now? Mei and Xiao and their new partners are faced with a life-changing decision.
Trailers and stills have been released for the movie version of Cry Me A Sad River 悲伤逆流成河. Unlike the drama version, the film seems like it’s going to be a relatively faithful adaption of Guo Jingming’s source novel, which delves into bullying/peer victimisation, rape, teen pregnancy STD’s, and suicide. The movie has cast completely new actors Zhao Yingbo, Ren Min, Xin Yunlai, Zhang Ruonan and Zhu Danni as leads.
Ren Suxi’s live performance in Hunan TV’s new live musical show, Phantacity 幻乐之城，is full of childhood wonder but also made me cry like an idiot at the airport.
The series features Faye Wong as she overlooks the production of four 10-minute mini-live musicals per episode. Episode one featured Yi Yangqianxi and Hu Xianxu, Huang Xiaoming, Ren Suxi, and Lei Jia. Yi Yangqianxi and Hu Xianxu’s work with Peng Youlun was visually stunning and a decent watch, but the breakout performance was definitely director Xin Shuang and actor Ren Suxi’s “Time Machine.”