There’s going to be lots of sequels in the horizon as Daylight Entertainment head honcho Hou Hongliang just dropped the big big news recently that at least three of our favourite dramas will be getting third seasons. First up is the mega hit series Nirvana in Fire which sad to say we don’t know any more details about because the Daylight Entertainment chairman and NiF3 producer made sure to keep all his cards close to his chest! From what little he revealed in his interview, all we know is that the script for the third installment is already complete but that he’s still in the middle of figuring out how to make the drama. Given the ending of Nirvana in Fire and how Nirvana in Fire 2 was about the succeeding generations, I wonder what kind of connection Nirvana in Fire 3 will have to its predecessors.
Second on the list is Wang Kai, Yang Shuo and Dong Zi Jian’s Like a Flowing River 3 whose script they’re still in the process of completing. It’s worth noting that the TV series adapted from a novel by A Nai 阿耐 was really intended for three seasons.
Third up is the Sex and the City-esque series Ode to Joy who according to Hou Hongliang is expected to get a third, fourth and a fifth season all of which are still being written. Also written by author A Nai, she has completed work on the next three books which will feature new characters.
I always say I’m quite iffy about sequels because what are the chances the sequel measures up to the original? However for some of these dramas (most especially Nirvana in Fire), I’ll pretty much throw away my reservations out the window and eagerly wait.
Incidentally, Like a Flowing River 2 already hits screens tonight.
I’m also wondering who will be the main leads for NIF 3. Are they going to cast another talented young actors as one?
NiF 3, at this point it can be about anything, but I hope more than anything else it will have tighter writing and more well rounded cast than its second season.
agree!!! NIF was outstanding!!! I hope NIF3 is going to be better than NIF2. NIF2 was good, but nothing like NIF!!! But ahhh exciting!!!!!!!!
Ohh… I hope NIF3 is about Langya Pavilion.
I have a wishful thinking that NiF 3 will be a wuxia drama instead of the usual court politics. Imagine a wuxia produced by Daylight ent.
Nif 1 was the best two was decent also compared to others drama nowdays it is a piece of art, the cast was just brilliant in every season, hope Nif 3 is as good as the first or May be it is better you never know
Honestly, my favorite by far was NIF2, mostly because of PingJing’s personal hero’s journey who turned away power. So it always pains me when fans diss it, or compare it to NIF, which was a totally different tale. But to NIF3 – my dream would be that it takes place with PingJing’s son and daughter. Surely whatever the plot, it will continue to tell the story of the next generations.
Instead of making a sequel, maybe it would be better to have a standalone drama? It sets expectations too high when it is advertised as a NIF sequel and would inevitably bring comparisons to the initial drama which has great shoes to fill. I liked both NIF 1 and NIF2, appreciated each for their merits, and felt that NIF2 was wrongly pitted against the original, and always came up with the short end of the stick during comparisons.
Y E S
Y E S
I apologise for shouting but you really couldn’t have made me happier!!!
I pray that NIF3 is a prequel to NIF that gives insight to all the little details and the people we didn’t get the chance to find out about.
As much as i love NIF, im more waiting for OTJ 3. NIF will come with new actors but OTJ will continue the season 2.
Im glad for these dramas.
I also hope Nirvana in Fire 3 is a prequel I want to see young Lin Shu and Jing.
Me too. Tho’ I’m not sure that it would be a good thing for everyone concerned. Cos subconsciously we would be looking for Hu Ge’s & Wang Kai’s faces and personalities and we would get disappointed when they are not there. ?
The key is to watch with a open mind and focus on the characters not the actors, tho I trust Daylight casting. The mistery around the plot gives me hope because they told us the plot of the season 2 and now they already have the script but doesn’t know how to put it in a drama, well, this really gives me a hint that it would be a prequel, besides that would be no reason for all the mistery. In Nirvana in Fire II o loved the character of the General that takes charge of Changlin after Pingting goes away, I would love to see him in a new season, it the story goes forward. But part of me also wants the Changlin to stays in the hand of Prince Qi bloodline, I don’t care for the message of Pingting that Changlin is bigger than Xiao family, for me it’s not fair that the next generation of Prince Qi also suffers with jealousy and untrust, and given that the current generation did a really bad job as rulers, Prince Qi grandsons should be Kings T.T, for only that way the arc would be complete.
I know it is not as widely praised as its predecessor but I loved NIF2. One of my favourite C-dramas to this day.