Meteor Garden & F4 is Getting a Reboot That Cost About $700K Per Episode

If you’re a 90’s kid, there’s no way you wouldn’t have known of 流星花园, the Taiwanese romance drama.The theme song is also one everyone can at least hum, if not sing to. 

Here’s a flashback to the 2001 drama.

And yes, I was one of the very few who was rooting for 花澤類 (Hua Ze Lei) to get the girl. Unfortunately, that was when I knew you don’t always get what you want #LifesHardTruth

If you love Meteor Garden as much as I do, you’ll either be happy or extremely horrified at what I’m going to say next.

Meteor Garden Getting a Reboot, This Time Bigger & Better


On 11 April 2017, creator of the original Meteor Garden, Angie Chai, announced that there will be a reboot of the drama.

This time, the 48-episode reboot will be a “fuller – and flashier – adaptation of the books”. Which means we might get to see past the ending of the previous drama. 

Back when the 2001 drama finished airing, the Japanese manga it was based on, Boys over Flowers, hasn’t ended yet. 

Okay, now get this. The drama will be made on a budget of NT$720 million (~SGD33 million). That brings it to about SGD700,000 per episode! Just to make a quick comparison, each episode of the original drama cost about SGD22,000.

Who Will Be in the New F4?


The internet was intrigued by the announcement and netizens were fervently discussing who the new casts will be. Chai said that everyone is welcomed to offer candidates, stating that they’re looking at “new people, idols or serious actors”.

Which is pretty cool in my books because if she got back the original casts, it would’ve been too much like Desperate Housewives, if you get what I mean. 

Whoever they are, this could be their big break. Back in 2001, the boys that Chai picked to act in the show as F4 grew so phenomenally they went on to record albums and concert tours as F4, the boyband. 

The Show will Premiere in 2018

The show is still in the screenwriting stage, and the production team is still considering if they will bring the original casts back for cameo appearances. 

The drama is slated to be shot in the second half of the year and is expected to premiere in 2018.

I don’t know about you but I’m keeping my fingers crossed because as a general rule, sequels or reboots generally turn out worse than original, but that could be just me #JustSaying

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