After 130 days of filming that took them all the way from China to Italy, My True Friend 我的真朋友 finally wrapped this month. I can’t say that a drama about people selling houses interests me at all, but the cast definitely does. It’s as if the stars have magically aligned this summer to give the casting crew a pat in the back for making the right decision. Zhu Yilong recently got his big break with Guardian and Deng Lun has also cemented his leading man status with Ashes of Love.
Prior to that, I thought that Angelababy will be the biggest ratings draw here because like it or not, her last drama General and I was indeed a hit. In hindsight, she may be the weakest link at least in the acting department. The visuals are high in this one though.
Angelababy as real estate newbie Yang Zhenzhen.
Deng Lun as real estate newbie Shao Pengcheng.
Zhu Yilong as interior designer Jing Ran.
Will this be release this year or next year?
Didn't know G&I was a hit!…Really?
Next year. See here: https://cdramabase.com/2018/09/27/news-corner-dragon-tv-announced-their-purchased-dramas-for-2019/
I can't wait to see Deng Lun again.But the thought of having AB in the same show gives me sweaty palms. I dont' see this drama becoming a hit like his Ashes of Love.
I love how you said the stars have aligned for the production team or the casting team. Zhu Yi Long and Deng Lun aren't even considered rating magnet or buzz worthy actors but Guardian pushes ZYL and HSALF pushes DL popularity to the next level this year. So the team behind My True Friend will definitely try to air it asap while ZYL and DL hype is in everyone's rador. With their new found fame, we will see how this drama will fare. The premise of the story really does not intrigue me but the casts are good enough to check out even with AB's below average acting.
Ashes of Love wasnt the only hit that Deng Lun has had. Hes considered a traffic star that would guarantee ratings given the right script