Scripted, directed and produced by multi-talented showrunner Angie Chai who teams up with renowned producer Adam Tsuei, this new rendition will recreate the sensation which swept Asia 17 years ago. Meteor Garden 2018 introducs a new generation of the "F4" cast with talent including Xu Xi Di, Amber Kuo and Harlem Yu.
"It was a drama series loved by many including teenagers and young adults. The new rendition is re-adapted for the millennial generation from story, script to an on-demand viewing platform so that a new generation of viewers will enjoy this classic love story. Netflix is top-of-mind for as the platform to present this classic remake because it will showcase the unique charisma of Asian idol dramas to a global audience. The new Meteor Garden also sets a new high for Mandarin idol drama." - Angie Chai
"There was a lot of pressure on sourcing for the right partners and resources when we made the decision to remake this pop classic. Thanks to our track record of successes and the support from Netflix, the reputation of Meteor Garden 2018 precedes its actual debut." - Adam Tsuei, chief producer of Meteor Garden
"With Chai's creativity and unique vision for idol drama, it's delightful to bring the brand new Meteor Garden 2018 to Netflix global members. Netflix members will enjoy the show no matter if they are fans already or new to this series." - Rob Roy, Vice President, Content (Asia) at Netflix
Meteor Garden 2018 is scripted, directed and produced by Angie Chai, a TV pioneer in Taiwan. The four male characters will be played Dylan Wang (Daoming Si), Darren Chen (Huazelei), Leon Leong (Meizuo) and Caesar Wu (Ximen).
Two key actresses will be played by Shen Yue (Shancai) and Xu Xi Di (Daoming Zhuang). Special appearances include Amber Kuo and Harlem Yu. This classic love story will reinterpreted with a fresh and young perspective.
In 2001, Chai adapted Japanese manga Boys Over Flowers into the first TV series in Asia. Its popularity inspired many idol series over the next decade. The series was later adapted into several other Asian languages and became a classic in Asia.