The Brightest Star in the Sky 夜空中最亮的星 is a 40 episode series starring Huang Zitao as popular idol star Zheng Baixu and Janice Wu Qian as Zheng Baixu’s new manager, Yang Zhenzhen. The series allows fans and music lovers a glimpse into the life of an idol singer and the symbiotic relationship between idol and agent.
Initially headstrong and conceited, Zheng Baixu, through the persistence and help of Zhenzhen, gradually becomes a better singer and a better man. He is able to address his shortcomings, further develop his strengths and become a stronger overall performer. Zhenzhen as well is changed into a more mature agent – more confident in her abilities as both idol and agent undergo a metamorphosis through their partnership.
Surely, viewers can expect a lot musicality from this series, what with the lead actor being a former kpop idol himself. It’d be interesting to discover though if any of the other actors have hidden musical talents which will be revealed in the show!
Fans of Janice Wu will also see a different side of the actress as she reveals a softer side to herself (so different from her previous spunkier and angstier role in My Amazing Boyfriend) as she works her way up from a rookie agent to a well seasoned manager.
The series also features Niu Junfeng as musical newbie Yu Zirui, Cao Xiyue, Shawn Huang Zheng, Chen Yifei, Xiao Liu Jia, Chloe Zhao Yihuan, Lang Feng and Li Yiling.
Release Date: March 25, 2019. Tencent. iQIYI, Mango TV (two episodes every Monday to Wednesday at 8pm). Next week’s episodes released in advance for members.
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