There’s another drama, Medical Examiner Dr Qin 法医秦明之幸存者, not to be confused with Medical Examiner Dr Qin 2 that is also in the works. This one starring Jing Chao is produced by Tencent while Sohu produced the successful 2016 drama led by Zhang Ruoyun that spouted a sequel with Liu Dong Qin.
I think it’s a gutsy move for both companies to adapt a drama based on the same book series, which seems to be happening more lately. It’s like having somebody do the TV series, Friends, at the same time. First, it’s a race to see who can finish production and post production work faster. Second, it will be a race to see who can premiere first and finally, who will get the bigger chunk of market viewing shares.
I can’t wait to see and compare both. Update: Interestingly, both have aired within months of each other. Dr. Qin 2 aired back in June while Tencent’s version of Dr. Qin premieres on August 9, 2018.
Jing Chao as Qin Ming, a senior forensic doctor.
Liu Hai Kuan as the police officer, Lin Tao.
Yu Xin Tian as the trusty assistant, Chen Shi Yu.
Deng Yang as the chief of police, Wang Ke.
Ai Xiao Qi as Wang Ling Li.