Back in March, Crystal Zhang Tianai and Peter Sheng Yilun updated their personal weibo accounts on the exact same day with a picture of themselves against a ferris wheel backdrop. Like some others, I immediately thought, is this a dating announcement? As it turns out, it’s not, but we’re still met with great news because the two are working together for the second time to headline a new drama.
The Brightest of Us 最灿烂的我们 (If I Can, Never Love You 如果可以,绝不爱你) is a workplace drama set in a traditional media company experiencing a decline. A woman interested in fashion meets the unbending chief editor. Peter Sheng has received his fair share of criticism due to his acting skills, but his role in Go Princess Go hold a special place. I’m all for this reunion!
Update 2023: After a few years wait since filming in 2018, it premieres August 30, 2023 on Youku. Also in the cast are Ekin Cheng (Tokyo Raiders), Lorene Jen and Guan Xiaotong (Sweet Combat) who makes a guest appearance. It’s quite an odd group making up the supporting cast.