Casting is underway, or at least prepping for casting is underway for the Taiwan drama remake of its own hit classic Meteor Garden, adapted from the well known shoujo manga Hana Yori Dango (Boys Before Flowers). The 2001 drama launched the careers of all five leads Da S, Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu, and Vanness Wu from near unknowns to major stars. The remake feels rather timely as the original is now quite dated, but a remake runs the risk of never living up to the right cast and right timing of the original. With that said, fans eager for the remake have been throwing around names for the casting of the four male leads to form F4, and now we see who producer Angie Cai is considering. A drama production whiteboard was recently shared on SNS with pictures and names of twelve good looking young actors, with three names being in contention for each of the male leads. Check out the list and pictures below and see if anyone in particular catches your fancy. Other than Wu Lei, Wang Jun Kai of TFBoys, and EXO‘s Lay (Zhang Yi Xing), the rest are all fresh faces to me.
Dao Ming Shi candidates: Xu Wei Zhou, Song Wei Long, Wang Jun Ka
Mei Zhuo candidates: Liu Hao Ran, Tong Si Cheng, Huang Jing Yu