Despite being filmed a decade apart, the two adaptations’ leading actors (Qin Junjie and Peng Yuchang) are only three years apart in actual age.
From the bro-duo directors Zhao Xiaoxi and Zhao Xiao’ou of Let’s Shake It comes the latest adaptation of manga The Prince of Tennis 网球少年. I’m guessing the script must be solid since the cast is quite impressive for an online drama, featuring Peng Yuchang (Our Shining Days), former fencer Dong Li, Song Yiren (Ever Night), Zhang Yijie (Untouchable Lovers), Xie Binbin (Love Through the Millennium), Liu Yongxi (Our Shining Days), and Zhu Zhiling (My Classmate from Far, Far Away ). Famed tennis player Li Na will also guest star. The series has already finished filming and hopefully will be online sometime this year.
I can’t think of any competitive sports-themed drama lately out of China, so I’m really hoping that there is at least one good one among the many, many sports-themed dramas coming soon. This is probably the best bet given the directors.
Princess Silver stars Zhang Xueying (Summer’s Desire) as Rong Le, a princess who wants to take control of her own destiny. Her suitors are played by Aarif Lee(Swords of Legends II), Jing Chao (Ruyi’s Royal Love) and Luo Yunxi (Ashes of Love).[Extended Synopsis]
The 60 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Wednesday to Saturday on Tencent.
In Princess Silver 白发王妃, Zhang Xueying(Summer’s Desire)plays the titular Rong Le, a princess of the royal family of the Xiqi Kingdom who wakes up one day to find that she has lost her memory. She is ordered to marry Zongzheng Wuyou (Aarif Lee), seventh prince of the neighbouring Beilin Kingdom, though her husband-to-be refuses to let her inside his manor.