They say third time’s the charm, isn’t it? It’s not as common for Chinese dramas to have sequels, much more when a third installment happens. The Eternal Love 3 双世宠妃3 is just one of those rare charms, with the rarest part of them all is to have the same leads be part of it again. Two years after the plan for a third season were announced, Xing Zhaolin and Liang Jie have just been confirmed to return as filming started today (June 7).
The Eternal Lovers who’ve been married onscreen how many times now(?) will also be joined by Alen Fang Yilun, Amy Sun Yining, Zhou Zixin, Chen Jingke, Wang Haoge, Hu Shizhi, Ni Hanchi, Zhang Tianai, and Zhou Hang.
There’s no synopsis yet but just a refresher on the previous seasons, The Eternal Love had a female lead with two souls in one body with one coming from the modern times and one in their current (fictional dynasty) time. She was forced to marry Xing Zhaolin’s Mo Lian Cheng but they eventually fell in love with each other. The Eternal Love 2 picked up from its prequel but took on a different path when Liang Jie’s Qu Xiao Tan totally forgot about her past with Mo Lian Cheng in the modern day.
Chinese entertainment doesn’t usually recycle their pairings but it’s another rare feat that this will already be Xing Zhaolin and Liang Jie’s fourth pairing in a drama. The Eternal Love’s official page even posted this marriage photo of the leads in their currently airing drama, You Are My Destiny. I’m watching this now and it’s no wonder that they’re getting paired again because of their great chemistry!
When news of the third season came about, fans were worried that the main leads won’t be coming back anymore due to their busy schedules. Good thing it has all been cleared up and what everyone should just do now is to (im)patiently wait for this to air. Let’s just hope that it won’t take an eternal amount of time before we could see these lovers as Mo Lian Cheng and Qu Xiao Tan on our screens again!