Taiwan to remake Meteor Garden for the present generation

Meteor Garden creator Angie Chai has announced the hit TV series will be remade.

BY GARY ANN LASTRILLA

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4/15/2017 10:13 AM
Taiwan to remake Meteor Garden for the present generation


041517-MeteorGarden_PUSH.jpgWho can forget the iconic Dao Ming Si, San Chai, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo of the very successful Taiwanese series Meteor Garden?

They are about to get revived soon, adapting to the situations of the present generation.

According to a report by The Straits Times, this was confirmed by the show’s creator Angie Chai on Tuesday, April 11 via Weibo. The announcement came in the heels of former Meteor Garden lead actress Barbie Hsu’s post on her social media account greeting fans because of the show’s anniversary and saying Angie has a surprise for them.

“On April 12, 2001, 16 years ago, Meteor Garden premiered and it was the beginning of a beautiful dream… Yes! Meteor Garden is being remade! An all-new Meteor Garden belonging to your youth!" the TV producer said.

Currently screening for actors, she said that they, “May use new people, idols or serious actors. Everyone is welcome to offer candidates.” They will also see if the original cast, the well-loved F4 – Jerry Yan, Vic Zhou, Ken Zhu and Van Ness Wu, and Barbie, can do cameo roles.

Meanwhile, the new Meteor Garden is also said to be a “fuller and flashier adaptation of the books,” being the series was based from the Japanese manga Boys Over Flowers.

Elaborating on the details, the report said that each episode will cost 15 million New Taiwan dollars which is 30 times bigger than the budget for the 2001 show that was allotted 500,000 New Taiwan dollars per episode.