Word on the street is that Office Girls will end at 20 episodes, which skews long with respect to SETTV dramas. That means it’s follow up drama will have a mere six weeks to get ready for an early January premiere. This week the rumors I’ve been hearing have finally been confirmed – OG’s follow up drama is tentatively called Dream Chasing Gal (追夢妹) and will come from the hands of uber-successful producer Wang Pei Hua, who helmed SETTV’s biggest hit this year The Fierce Wife. It’s the story of two frenemies of differing social status played by Amber Kuo and Tammy Chen. The two male leads are Tony Yang and Johnny Lu, both of whom fall into the broad-shouldered hunky leading man category.
Before the drama has even begun shooting, the media is already reporting that the two leading ladies may not be on good terms due to some preferential treatment going on. Apparently Amber got to pick which of the two characters she wanted to play (the poor plucky gal or the rich pretty heiress), and Amber went with the latter, leaving Tammie playing the poor character that also requires her to lob off her locks. I personally would have picked Amber to play the rich girl as well, because she’s forever playing the poor plucky heroine.
Producer Wang explained that she’s worked with Tammie twice before and she knows Tammie can play either role, so she wanted Amber to make the decision. As for the leading men, Tony pictured above and Johnny pictured below, I’ve seen them in various dramas and movies from time to time, but don’t have enough to render an impression as of yet. Other than with Channel X, SETTV has been on fire this year. Hope Dream Chasing Gal will keep the trend going to start of 2012. But I know ALL my attention will be on GTV’s Extravagant Challenge for the Sunday night spot.
[Credit: Next Media]