Chinese writer Tong Hua (桐华) has formally stepped into the television industry as a producer. The upcoming period drama The Cage of Love <抓住彩虹的男人>, supported by the Zhejiang Dream Star Park Studios, has released its first set of new stills on May 20. The Republic series is written and produced by Tong Hua. Backed by the production team of Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步惊心> – the popular 2011 television series adapted from Tong Hua’s novel of the same name – The Cage of Love is directed by Ng Kam Yuen (吳錦源), one of the co-directors of Bu Bu Jing Xin.
The Cage of Love centers on a love story between Jiang Yu (Hawick Lau 劉愷威), a dyeing factory tycoon, and Wu Caihong (Zheng Shuang 郑爽), the daughter of Jiang Yu’s nemesis. Caihong’s father mysteriously passes away, and Jiang Yu is suspected to be the cause of his death. Searching for the truth, Jiang Yu and Caihong betray each other’s trust. Though hurting each other in the process, they are unwilling to give up on each other. Meanwhile, Zhou Shaotian (Li Dongxue 李东学), Caihong’s knight in armor, remains supportive of Caihong. He tells her his only dream is to see Ciahong find her happiness.
Many of Tong Hua’s works have enjoyed critical acclaim, and its television adaptations, notablyBu Bu Jing Xin, achieved international popularity. With the support of the Bu Bu Jing Xin team, the high production values of The Cage of Love have also become a selling point for the series. The vivid outfits in the series are another marketing point, and the production teams have stated that they hope to use the costumes as a tool to reflect character development.
The Cage of Love is still in production and is slated for 40 episodes. Zhang Zhixi (张芷溪), Liu Yuxin (刘雨欣), Kathy Chow (周海媚), and Li Lingyu (李玲玉) also star.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.