Round-up of celebrity September schedules put out by their workshops, mostly selected based on if I liked their photo. I’m too lazy to look up what they’re all filming, but the biggest news is probably that Dilraba is finally filming again after being on filming break since the new lunar year.
Set in 1980s Guangzhou, Dear Mayang Street 亲爱的麻洋街 spans over thirty years, and is a recount ofd the stories of six families that lived on Mayang Street. Xu Weizhou plays a successful police academy student who later drops out and becomes a gangster, Tan Songyun plays the perfect daughter who is loved by everyone, while Niu Junfeng rounds out the love triangle as the sweet and responsible second male lead.
Now officially known as Under the Power, the upcoming historical romance drama stars Ren Jialun as a broody jinyiwei (secret police officer) and Tan Songyun as an adorable constable who has a crush on him. [Extended Synopsis]
The silent film teaser forBeneath the Brocade Robesdescribes Lu Yi (Ren Jialun) as a shrewd secret police officer / jinyiwei who has formidable martial arts skills. On the other hand, the tomboyish Yuan Jinxia (Tan Songyun) is a poor constable of Liushanmen who is barely capable of protecting herself from bandits.
“He was already the best he could be, but I didn’t find the best in me until years later.”
Welcome to another installment in the recent surge in high school dramas, but with a better filter than the previous ones, and I believe a male lead who can actually act. With You 最好的我们 stars Liu Haoren, Tan Songyun, and Wang Yuexin, and airs on April 8th on iQiyi. Treasure this while you can, because is probably the last low budget productions for Liu Haoren since he’s made his name in Chinatown Detective.
I can’t believe Yang Yang‘s finally getting a modern lead!!!! This has been such a great year for some of my favorite underrated actors, including all three of the male leads here.
Drama Whirlwind Girl 旋风少女, which started filming this week and is scheduled for a summer release, stars Hu Bingqing, Yang Yang, Chen Xiang, Bai Jingting, Tan Songyun, and Zhao Yuanyuan. As the third drama by author Ming Xiaoxi to be adapted, this is the youngest cast yet, with the entire cast 15+ years younger than that of Summer of Bubbles.
On a side note, the fact that Hunan TV picked Hu Bingqing who has almost no previous work indicates a strong likelihoodQin’s Moon, for which she’s the female lead, will air soon since Whirlwind Girl already has a scheduled air date in June for Hunan TV’s Sunday/Monday weekly slot.