There is a new drama looming on the horizon that has some big and popular names attached to it, starting from the top. Tree in the River 動物系戀人啊, will be directed by Winnie Chu (瞿友寧), whose previous work includes It Started With a Kiss and its sequel They Kiss Again. Winnie had won the Golden Bell Award for In Time With You, which had starred Ariel Lin and Chen Bolin. The drama stars Gillian Chung, Mike He, Sonia Sui, Bryant Chang, Ken Hung, Jerry Huang, Allison Lin and Hou Xin Wei. Given the rockstar ensemble, the expectations and anticipation for this drama are sure to be sky high.
Tree in the River comes to us with a fresh and interesting concept that I don’t think we‘ve seen before. The drama focuses on a group of young urbanites searching for love and romance, but the unique twist to this drama is that the characters have personalities representative of certain animals. We may get to watch and enjoy the most unlikely and unexpected “animals” develop feelings for each other. The drama began filming on August 12th and is scheduled to air as a web series on Sohu in 2018.
Two of our main leads recently enjoyed much happiness in their personal lives. Mike He announced in June 2017 to great public surprise that he had married his childhood sweetheart, and that they have a 4 month old daughter. Within only two years, Sonia Sui had two children – a boy and a girl – with husband Tony Chia. Sonia and Tony had married after a whirlwind romance and less than a year of dating.