I Will Never Let You Go 小女花不弃 is a 51-episode Chinese drama series adapted from the novel Xiaonv Hua Buqi. Although the announcement of its release was very low key and sudden, it looks to be a promising series… mainly because of Ariel Lin who has finally returned to doing period dramas again after 5 years. (Already in her mid-thirties, she hasn’t aged at all!)
Ariel Lin, remembered for roles in period and modern dramas alike such will top bill this one along with Vin Zhang Binbin. His career has steadily risen since Three Lives Three Worlds, incidentally, he is younger than Ariel by 11 years.
The story revolves around a young wanderer with an extraordinary business sense and the masked hero who saves her which ultimately results in them falling in love. When the wanderer is revealed to be the Divine Maiden who will obtain a legendary treasure, various enemies hunt her down. She then lives life on the run and meets her savior who turns out to be the ambitious prince that wants to take the throne.
It includes Austin Lin (Unexpected), Kris Sun (Ever Night), Huang Xindi, Zhang Yan, Xing En (Romantic Detectives), Xiao Xiangfei, Lin Ziqing, Song Wenzuo, Peng Bo, Bao Yanxi, Viann Zhang (Untouchable Lovers) and Huang Meng (Fei Ge Zhan Dui).
Aside from the leads, the remaining cast was only introduced this week, many of which are new faces. Viann Zhang who has top billed a number of historical dramas is surprisingly part of the supporting cast. She plays a woman troubled by love.
Release Date: January 8, 2019 Zhejiang TV (two episodes every Tuesday – Thursday 10pm), Tencent, iQIYI, Youku
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