Chilam Cheung, Myolie Wu Star in Remake of Japanese Drama, “Under One Roof”
Japanese television drama, Under One Roof <同一屋簷下>, was a classic family series that aired in the 1990s. The first season aired to popular reception in 1993 and eventually paved way for a second season, which aired in 1997.
The family series revolves around five biological siblings and one adoptive sibling who were separated into different foster homes after their parents died in a car accident. After years of separation, the six siblings have already transitioned into their new lives. The eldest brother hopes to bring the family together again and reunite the siblings to live under one roof. Although the eldest brother is eager in uniting the family, his siblings, however, are apathetic towards his suggestion.
Hong Kong film producer, Stephen Shiu Jr. (蕭定一), recently announced his decision to remake the classic series. The 22-episode drama will star Chilam Cheung (張智霖) in the lead role as the eldest brother, Tatsuya Kashiwagi. Pakho Chau (周柏豪) is cast as the second brother, Masaya Kashiwagi, who was adopted by a wealthy doctor and is set to inherit the family’s private hospital. Justin Cheung (張建聲) stars as the delinquent third son, Kazuya Kashiwagi. In addition to having dropped out of high school, Justin’s character was also a delinquent who was sent to juvenile detention. Babyjohn Choi (蔡瀚億) portrays the youngest brother, Fumiya Kashiwagi, who has autism and is handicapped as a result of the car accident. Larine Tang (鄧月平) stars in the role of Koume Kashiwagi, the fifth child and youngest daughter. Shiga Lin (連詩雅) portrays the role of the adopted sister, Koyuki Kashiwagi, and is the third eldest in the family.
In addition to the main family, the drama will also star Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) as Chilam’s fiancé. Chrissie Chau (周秀娜) also takes a part in the series with a heavy role. While some may be excited for the remake, many are worried that the recreation will ruin the classic series. One netizen commented, “They must be joking to cast 30 and 40 year olds as teenagers and young adults!”
“Under One Roof 2” OST
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.