Based on Liang Xiaosheng’s award-winning novel of the same name, A Lifelong Journey 人世间 chronicles the rapid modernisation of China as seen through the eyes of a pair of siblings played by Lei Jiayin and Song Jia. Xin Baiqing and Yin Tao costar.
The CCTV-produced drama is directed by Li Lu (In the Name of the People) and written by Wang Hailing (Chinese Style Divorce) and Wang Daou.
Fighting Youth‘s new trailer is really focusing on the female relationships – let’s hope it doesn’t take a backseat in the actual drama. Starring Wu Jinyan as a rookie salesperson, Yin Tao and Zuo Xiaoqing as competing sales managers and Liu Mintao as their calculating boss, the drama is slated to premiere at the end of the month.
Over the past week, Mango TV, Tencent and iQiyi have released teasers and promos for select dramas that will probably air next year (follow the links for more information). Which ones are you looking forward to most?
Yet another female ensemble drama, Astringent Girl, finished up filming and released its first set of stills. Of all the upcoming female ensemble dramas, this one and Nothing by Thirty have my favorite casts, so I’m really hoping it’ll be good. Can’t tell much so far other than the lighting and costumes look solid.
Astringent Girl 涩女郎 is the second adaption (the first being Pink Ladies 粉红女郎 back in 2003) of Zhu Deyong’s manhua of the same name, and stars Yin Tao(The Years You Were Late) as Wanrenmi, the most popular and attractive of the quartet.
Standardized Life 标化人生 / Fighting Youth 正青春 is an upcoming workplace drama starring Wu Jinyan (Hear the Bells Ring on Shanghai Bund) as Zhang Xiaoyu, the plucky new assistant to Yin Tao’s (The Years You Were Late) Lin Rui, SW company’s smart and capable sales director and the most likely candidate to take over the position of leader from Shu Wanting (Liu Mintao).