Forward Forever 热血同行, previously known as Yan Shi Fan 艳势番之新青年, is a 58-episode Chinese series that tells the story of two young men from different walks of life as they trudge down the same path to help their country. It is adapted from the comic book of the same name written by Han Lu and stars singer/actors Huang Zitao and Jackson Yee.
Set during troubled times in the late Qing Dynasty is a valiant story about Chong Liming (Huang Zitao) who returns from studying abroad and meets A Yi (Jackson Yee), a young civilian who arrives in the capital for the first time. Chong Liming reassembles the secret organization called Yan Shi Fan with seven hot-blooded youth as they usher in a new era.
Having been postponed for a full year, Forward Forever finally makes its premiere on the first month of 2020 and many things have changed since then. Huang Zitao’s Hot-Blooded Youth which had similar themes about country premiered in the last quarter of 2019; Jackson Yee won critical acclaim for his roles in The Longest Day in Chang’an and Better Days while dramas with dual male leads continued to prove to be a hit with audiences for the year 2019.
Although the series seems quite different from the comic, it seems to come with the same passionate story about youths. Huang Zitao isn’t only an actor and singer, he also knows Wushu since his father sent him to learn martial arts as a way to instill discipline. With Tao’s penchant for action, there’s bound to a lot of cool action choreography to look forward to. Add in Jackson Yi’s charm and popularity into the mix and you’ve got a promising drama.
They are joined by Hu Bingbing, Miranda Ma Zehan, Lincy Zeng Ningxin, Wang Ziteng, Wang Ruichang, Wu Junyu, Liu Yuan, Rimiko Li Junhao, Yuan Ziwen and Liu Yun.
Jan. 30, 2019 January 20, 2020 Youku