Filming is underway already for the big budget C-drama adaptation of Tong Hua‘s ancient romance novel Once Promised, the parental generation prequel to Lost You Forever. The c-drama will deviate from the story involvingg ancient Chinese fantasy gods and goddesses, starting with giving the drama the new title of Ancient Love Song and all the character names have been changed. Starring Huang Xiaoming and Victoria Song, the drama added newly popular second leads Sheng Yi Lun (of Go Princess Go fame) and cutie Xu Lu.
I was already interested but now the drama had revealed additional cast members to raise the excitement level. TW-actor Baron Chen, surging to new heights of recognition thanks to hit idol drama Bromance, joins the drama playing the older brother of the female lead, and marking his return to period C-dramas which he did a few memorable ones like The Magic Blade and Meteor, Butterfly, Sword. Also participating in filming is C-actress Zhang Li with her striking statuesque looks, all the more visually suitable to play a larger than life ancient goddess.