Hhhhmmmm, this is not bad, not bad at all. After all the starts and stops, rumors and de-bunked rumors, slings and arrows, the sequel to Bu Bu Jing Xin started filming over two months ago and is heading towards the tail end of its shoot. There have been tons of BTS leaks in the last few months but not much in terms of official goodies. Production company Tangren initially released concept posters and characters stills that were largely and rightfully panned. Dark morose tone, photoshopped to the nth degree, and terribly styled and arranged. I’ve been casually following along with the filming but my attention was tickled this week when the first monster batch of official stills were released. Bu Bu Jing Qing looks good, people. From the first drama the returning veterans are Nicky Wu (4th Prince), Liu Shi Shi (Zhang Xiao/Ruo Xi), Ye Zhu Xin (10th Prince), Annie Liu (Ruo Lan), and Ye Qing (Yu Tan). Out are Kevin Cheng (8th Prince), Yuan Hong (13th Prince), Lin Geng Xin (14th Prince), and Han Dong (9th Prince). The new cast members are Sun Yi Zhou, Jiang Jing Fu, Chen Xiang, Zheng Yi Ke, and Cai Jiao. A twist is that Liu Shi Shi plays two characters, leading lady Zhang Xiao (the time-traveler from the original story), and supermodel Lan Lan. A spoiler still leaked by an extra has confirmed this will be a direct modern sequel with Zhang Xiao waking up at the hospital, running into 4th Prince lookalike at the museum, who turns out to be Yin Zheng, Manager Director and heir of Sheng Tian Corporation. She goes to work there and meets her doppelganger and gets embroiled in the succession battle between the step- and half-brothers as well as messy love triangles. I can’t say I have a lot of faith the story for the sequel will be anywhere as riveting as the original, but the new stills have given BBJQ a new sheen that makes it look possibly interesting. Not to mention the major spoiler about modern 4th Prince meeting up with Qing dynasty Ruo Xi gives me the forever squeees.
Major spoiler for BBJQ. You go kiss her, modern 4th Prince!