Hey everyone! I’m back since I only have one exam and it’s 2 weeks away. This will be my first entertainment update in awhile.
FIRST THINGS FIRST, dramas…
- The Brightest Star in the Night Sky is an upcoming musical drama starring Huang Zitao (Chinese Odyssey, The Negotiator). His female lead is rumoured to be Janice Wu (My Amazing Boyfriend). It is the first Chinese musical drama, which will feature Tao’s songs. Filming begins June 2017 (after Tao’s Promise Tour) and will take place in Los Angeles and Beijing. This drama is the story of a young girl (Janice Wu) who joins an entertainment agency to pursue her dreams. It’s there where she meets and falls in love with the CEO (Tao). To be broadcast on Hunan TV as it’s one of their productions. Last year, Princess Agents was their summer production. This year, this drama is.
- Meteor Garden is getting a remake (to be filmed in 2018)! The original Taiwanese drama (2001) starred Jerry Yan, Barbie Hsu, Vic Chou, Ken Chu, and Vanness Wu. No names are attached to this remake yet
- Ode to Joy 2 is to be released May 11th!! Here are some stills to tide you over until then…
- Operation Love is to be released on April 24th and released new stills ahead of its release! I’m highly anticipating this romance/fantasy/time-travel drama, it’s Lay‘s first drama as the lead. He starts off as a baseball player
- Fighter of the Destiny will be released April 17th! This drama is Luhan‘s first ever drama and his female lead is Gulinazha (The Classic of Mountains and Seas, First Love). Wu Qian also stars as his best friend
- Flowers Withering Flowers Flying Covering the Sky starring Peter Ho, Viann Zhang, Zhu Yilong, and Zhu Zixiao released new stills today
- One of the new remakes of Madame White Snake starring Yang Zi and Ren Jialun released new stills
And now, MOVIES
- Brotherhood of Blades II starring Chang Chen, Yang Mi and Zhang Yi is slated to hit theatres August 11th and has released stills! It only started filming April 3rd
- Edge of Innocence is to be released May 27th. Although Tao has had 2 movies released this past year, this is his first as the lead. It’s a thriller with some romance
His female lead is Yang Caiyu whose godfather is also Liu Yifei‘s godfather
The 17th Top Chinese Music Festival (音乐风云榜), the equivalent of the Billboard Music Awards, took place April 9th. This year, its spokesperson was Tao.
Guests included Chen Xiang, Shang Wenjie, SNH48, YH Boys, Xu Song, Ouyang Nana, and Tao
Ouyang Nana (on the right)
Tao won All-Around Artist
Huang Zitao (TAO) announced his 2017 tour and its first four stops. Its official name is the Promise Tour based on the yet-to-be released theme song that is also titled Promise. The single will be released April 21st.
Huang Zitao at Jackie Chan’s 63rd birthday party
Zhao Liying (cause I miss her! I hope she has a nice break, then films a drama!!)