There are very few TW-dramas set to premiere between now and the end of the year, so clearly it’s time to start looking towards 2012 to see what might be in store. SETTV just announced that it’s started filming on a new drama tentatively called True Love Asks for Trouble (真愛找麻煩). Starring will be Chris Wang (of The Fierce Wife fame) with Annie Chen (who actually was quite decent as a secondary character in Material Queen).
The only character description available is that Chris plays the general manager of a vacation resort. Apparently the words marriage ordained in the womb (指腹為婚) will come into play, along with a shot gun wedding and an unexpected pregnancy. I know this sounds all random and strange, but I’ll chalk it up to plot points revealed out of context making it seem so random.
Playing the second female lead will be Jenna Wang, who I last saw as the second lead in Zhong Wu Yen. Both Annie and Jenna have done a drama with Ming Dao, come to think of it. And Ming Dao used to host The Kings of Adventure (a popular travel show in Taiwan) before becoming an actor, and Chris Wang was one of the later hosts for that same show. Apparently the Taiwan entertainment circle only has two-degrees of separation.
The production team will be the same crew from Drunken to Love You, and directing will be Director Fung Kai who did Green Forest My Home and La robe de mariée des cieux. The drama is gearing for a Spring 2012 airing. I’m a little hesitant on this since all three leads are not anyone I would deem heavy-weight actors IMO, and it sorta feels like the blind leading the blind. But hey, stranger things have pleasantly surprised me, and Chris is ridiculously adorable. Will be keeping my eye out for this one.
[Credit: UDN news]