Netflix’s new Mandarin series, Meteor Garden, is expanding its reach worldwide.
The 2018 series is a remake of the popular Taiwanese show if the same name from 2001. It tells the story of a girl from a poor family who ends up winning the affection of the richest boy at school.
The series is scripted, directed, and produced by multi-talented showrunner Angie Chai. In 2001, Chai adapted Japanese manga Boys Over Flowers into the first TV series in Asia. Its popularity inspired many idol series over the next decade. The series was later adapted into several other Asian languages and became a classic in Asia.
Meteor Garden features a new generation of the “F4”, the school’s four wealthiest male pupils, played by Dylan Wang (Daoming Si), Darren Chen (Huaze Lei), Connor Leong (Mei Zuo) and Caesar Wu (Ximen Yan). Other cast members include Shen Yue (Shancai), Dee Hsu (Daoming Zhuang), Amber Kuo and Harlem Yu.
The show debuted on the service on 13th July in most APAC markets, but will now be available on Netflix globally, excluding Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, starting with Korea from today. The first episode will debut on Netflix UK from 9th August, with six episodes released every Friday for eight weeks.
For more on what’s coming to Netflix UK in August, click here.