Mandarin series, Meteor Garden 2018 will premiere exclusively on Netflix globally excluding Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. Scripted, directed and produced by multi-talented showrunner Angie Chai, who teams up with renowned producer Adam Tsuei, this new rendition will recreate the sensation, which swept Asia 17 years ago. Meteor Garden 2018 introduces a new generation of the “F4” cast with talents including Xu Xi Di, Amber Kuo and Harlem Yu.
In most APAC markets, the first six episodes will be available on July 13, 7am PTS / 10pm SGT, with six new weekly episodes added to the service every Friday. The series will premiere in Korea and Japan at a later date.
“Meteor Garden debuted in 17 countries and was well-received across Asia in 2001,” said Chai. “It was a drama series loved by many, including teenagers and young adults. The new rendition is re-adapted for the millennial generation from story, script to an on-demand viewing platform so that a new generation of viewers will enjoy this classic love story. Netflix is top-of-mind for me as the platform to present this classic remake because it will showcase the unique charisma of Asian idol dramas to a global audience. The new Meteor Garden also sets a new high for Mandarin idol drama. ”
Meteor Garden 2018 is scripted, directed and produced by Angie Chai, a TV pioneer in Taiwan. The four male characters will be played Dylan Wang (Daoming Si), Darren Chen (Huazelei), Leon Leong (Meizuo) and Caesar Wu (Ximen).
Two key actresses will be played by Shen Yue (Shancai) and Xu Xi Di (Daoming Zhuang). Special appearances include Amber Kuo and Harlem Yu. This classic love story will be reinterpreted with a fresh and young perspective.
In 2001, Chai adapted Japanese manga Boys Over Flowers into the first TV series in Asia. Its popularity inspired many idol series over the next decade. The series was later adapted into several other Asian languages and became a classic in Asia.