The modern drama South Wind Knows My Mood 南风知我意 just held its boot ceremony yesterday and guess who was just announced to helm it? It is Love and Redemption co-stars Cheng Yi and Zhang Yuxi! Deviating from their Love and Redemption CPs, Cheng Yi and Zhang Yuxi team up to play a couple for the second time in this new production.
Sifeng and Xuanji fans might find themselves a wee bit weirded out to picture Sifeng and Linglong together but hey they’re all in modern clothes for this drama so that might make it easier? And if it helps with the transition, you guys can also catch them in their historical collab Dream of Chang’an where they’re paired up for the first time as a couple as soon as it airs.
South Wind Knows My Mood is adapted from the novel of the same name written by Qi Wei. In it, Cheng Yi’s character Fu Yunshen and Zhang Yuxi’s character Zhu Jiu both go on a humanitarian tour to serve underdeveloped areas together. Fu Yunshen is a skilled botanist who uses his expertise with plants to develop lifesaving medicine while Zhu Jiu works for MSF as a surgeon.
Speaking of Love and Redemption, turns out it’s a mini reunion of sorts in SWKMM because Li Xinze who played Luohou Jidu in the drama is also onboard to play Chen Le. I guess that’s not much of a big surprise though since majority of the LaR cast are under the same production company – H&R Century Pictures, who is also producing this new project. Last but certainly not the least is actress Olivia Yan Xiao who rounds up the casting lineup revealed in the drama’s announcement.