While most Chinese series are filmed in the mainland with occasional out of the country shoots, producers have chosen to take a different approach with Seven Days 七日生 which was shot entirely in Las Vegas. It is a modern suspense drama based on the novel Decoding Game (lit.) by Sun Kangqing and even more unique is that it revolves around a seven day chase on a tour bus.
Li Chen, Wang Qianyuan and Ora Yang Caiyu star in this heart pounding thrill ride that I consider a somewhat short series consisting of only 28 episodes. The story follows Li Xiaoyu (Li Chen) whose peaceful life is shattered when he tries to cover for his friend Qiu Yongbang (Wang Qianyuan) when the latter tries to steal from a casino. Things go bad as the casino owner is killed and Li Xiaoyu becomes the main suspect.
Meanwhile, his girlfriend Wen Wen played by Shi Chunzi, gets kidnapped by a gang with connections to human trafficking. Unable to save Wen Wen alone, Li Xiaoyu asks Qiu Yongbang for help, not knowing of the latter’s involvement in what happened to Wen Wen. When Li Xiaoyu learns the truth, he tracks down Qiu Yongbang who hijacks a Chinese tour bus. Aboard the bus is Jian Ni (Yang Caiyu) who becomes Li Xiaoyu’s partner in trying to save everyone. Will they succeed and bring those responsible to justice?
Li Chen and Wang Qianyuan are no strangers to each other as the two actors have also worked together on an upcoming war movie titled The Eight Hundred scheduled to be released later this year while Ora Yang Caiyu rose to fame after her movie Youth aired in 2017 for which she won Best Supporting Actress.
Release Date: May 3, 2019 Dragon TV (daily 7:30pm), Youku (10pm)