Out with the old and in the new: 16 years since its first aired, the popular Taiwanese drama “Meteor Garden” is set to return to the small screen once again.

The upcoming reboot will air sometime next year. While the original series catapulted Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu, Vic Zhou, Ken Chu, and Barbie Hsu into superstardom, 4 new actors and a new leading lady will follow in their footsteps.

Source: Harper’s Bazaar China

In addition to a magazine feature in Harper’s Bazaar China, a press conference was also held in Shanghai recently to announce the stars of the upcoming show, including the new F4 (Flower 4). Producer Angie Chai shared that the new “Meteor Garden” will be a fuller and flashier adaptation of the Japanese shojo comics. The 48-episode reboot also reportedly has overall budget of NTD 720 million.

Each of them have a unique quality that is very appealing to me, I believe #NewMeteorGardenF4 will give everyone a different kind of surprise,” Angie was quoted as saying. 20-year-old actress Shen Yue will star as the strong-willed student Shan Chai, who ends up getting involved with the 4 riches and most popular boys in her school, commonly known as the F4.

Without further ado, let’s get to know the new F4:

1. Dylan Wang (王鹤棣)

Source: UNO/ Harper’s Bazaar
  • From Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
  • 19 years old; born in 1998.
  • He will be playing Dao Ming Si (previously played by Jerry Yan).
  • Dylan is also the youngest actor in the bunch.

2. Darren Chen (官鴻)

Source: UNO/ Harper’s Bazaar
  • From Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 22 years old; born in 1995.
  • He will be playing Hua Ze Lei (previously played by Vic Chou).
  • Darren was previously involved in the 2016 drama, “Proud Of Love”, where he played the 2nd lead.

3. Connor Leong (梁靖康)

Source: UNO/ Harper’s Bazaar
  • From Shenzhen, China.
  • 23 years old; born in 1994.
  • He will be playing Mei Zuo (previously played by Vanness Wu).
  • Connor already has a career in modelling.

4. Caesar Wu (吴希泽)

Source: UNO/ Harper’s Bazaar
  • From Shenzhen, China.
  • 21 years old; born in 1996.
  • He will be playing Xi Men (previously played by Ken Chu).

You can check out more photoshoot of the boys below:

Do you have a favourite F4 member already?

Sources: The Hive (1)(2), Brilio / Featured image: Harper’s Bazaar China.

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