Great news for everyone who has waited to see a Cdrama starring a Korean actor or actress! There were already hints in this direction, looking at how a Cdrama with a Korean actress was presented at the Autumn 2017 TV program trade fair, but now it’s official, the Hallyu Ban is finally lifted! We can expect lots of drama releases with Korean stars in the near future.
Anhui TV has made official their drama lineup for 2018!
From September 27 – September 29 is held the Autumn 2017 TV program trade fair in Beijing (2017秋季北京电视节目交易会). The trade fair is a huge event where the whole industry is coming together with over 500 companies and 2700 people participating. More than 1100 items are presented, among them dramas, web dramas, movies, animated movies and documentaries. Equally present are over 150 companies and 500 people (TV stations, online streaming sites and even international companies) who are interested in buying items.
Obviously, many new drama productions are being announced on this occasion. See them listed below.
Both domestic and international viewers have started to pay more attention to visual effects in Chinese dramas and demand higher quality. Sixth Tone, an online magazine in English that focuses on making the voices of China’s people heard, just published an interview with the visual effects supervisor Guan Ming Jie, the man behind the visual effects for last years’s mega hit Ice Fantasy or the recent web drama Rakshasa Street.
Be it the actors or the plot, many drama productions have been heavily relying on big names in the past few years. Remaking popular Chinese novels or popular dramas from other countries has almost become the norm and big stars are often preferably casted instead of new talented faces.