The first episode of “Meteor Garden” (流星花園) reboot will be released internationally today on 9th July (10pm) and fans all across Asia are excited to see the iconic series.
The ending music video for the reboot was launched last week and it gave fans a major dose of nostalgia as Penny Tai (戴佩妮) returns to sing a newer version of “Ni Yao De Ai” (The Love You Want – 你要的愛), the closing theme from the original “Meteor Garden” in 2003.
The new version has a slower tempo compared to the original featuring piano instead of guitar, and the music video reveals clips from the new “Meteor Garden” starring Shen Yue (沈月) as Shan Cai while the new F4 is consists of Dylan Wang (王鹤棣) as Da Ming Si, Darren Chen (官鴻) as Hua Zhe Lei, Connor Leong (梁靖康) as Mei Zuo, and Caesar Wu (吴希泽) as Xi Men.
Harlem Yu (庾澄庆) who sang the original opening for the series, “Qing Fei De Yi” (Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – 情非得已) also returns to sing for the reboot.
The 2003 “Meteor Garden” starred Barbie Shu (徐熙媛), Jerry Yan (言承旭), Vic Zhou (周渝民), Vanness Wu (吳建豪) and Ken Chu (朱孝天). The series is loosely based on Japanese shōjo manga series, “Hana Yori Dango” by Yoko Kamio which has also been adapted into live-action television drama series in both Japan and Korea.
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.
Source: Asia One.