The first trailer for the highly anticipated “Meteor Garden” reboot has finally been released.
The upcoming drama is the official remake of Taiwanese 2001 series of the same name, which is loosely based on Japanese manga “Hana Yori Dango” (Boys Over Flower).
Similar to the original adaptation, the story follows a poor teenage girl named Shan Cai (Shen Yue), who attends a university for wealthy people, and finds herself facing and standing up to the handsome big boys of the campus, known as F4 (Flower 4).
The F4 members comprises of Dao Ming Si (Dylan Wang), Hua Ze Lei (Darren Chen), Feng Mei Zuo (Connor Leong), and Xi Men Yan (Caesar Wu).
At the same time, Shan Cai also becomes the object of affection for both Dao Ming Si and Hua Ze Lei.
The official release date of the drama is yet to be revealed, but it is expected to air in several Asian coutries by this year.
The original Taiwanese adaptation which starred Barbie Hsu, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Ken Chu, and Vanness Wu, was a huge hit in across Asia including Philippines, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia.
Produced by the show’s original creator Angie Chai, the 2018 reboot marks the fourth live adaptation of “Hana Yori Dango”.
UPDATE (12th July):
Good news guys! “Meteor Garden” 2018 will be premiering on Netflix Asia on 13th July (Friday). The first 6 episodes will be made available during the debut at 7am PTS / 10pm SGT. 6 additional episodes will be added to the streaming service every Fridays afterwards.
“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,” said multi-talented showrunner Angie Chai.