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[Upcoming Chinese Drama 2019 Starring Xiao Yan Shane] The Little Nyonya 小娘惹

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Title: 小娘惹
English title: The Little Nyonya
Genre: 1930s, Peranakan, South-east Asia
Directors: Chia Men Yiang, Wong Kuang Yong
Episodes: 40

Broadcast Date: 2019 on iQiyi


Cast:

Xiao Yan Shane

Kou Jiarui Ryan

He Yuhong Iris

Li Yuanbing

Yue Lina

Qiu Kaiwei Darren

Dai Xiangyu

Xiang Yun

Jeffrey Xu

Fan Chengcheng

 

Synopsis:

This is a remake of the immensely popular 2008 Singapore drama of the same name. It is jointly produced by Changxin Pictures, G.H.Y Culture & Media (Singapore) and iQiyi.

 

The drama spans several generations of a wealthy Peranakan/Straits-born Chinese family in Malacca. Yue Niang, a beautiful and strong-willed Nonya refuses to be consigned to her lowborn status in life and sets out to change her destiny. Will she succeed in finding her happiness?

 

Behind-The-Scenes:

BTS of the extensive preparation before shooting began. 

https://m.weibo.cn/status/4294240324462434

 

Commencement of Principle Photography:

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News articles:

https://sg.style.yahoo.com/xiang-yun-dai-xiang-yu-jeffrey-xu-star-remake-little-nyonya-115043688.html

https://variety.com/2018/tv/asia/awakening-chinese-remake-singapore-little-nyonya-1202978115/

https://www.8days.sg/sceneandheard/entertainment/ex-ch-8-actor-dai-xiangyu-is-starring-in-the-little-nyonya-10817110

https://medium.com/sgmci/meet-the-storyteller-334dcef5dfd7

https://www.asiaone.com/singapore/scriptwriter-behind-little-nyonya-pushed-show-be-made-amid-scepticism

 

Trivia:

1. This is the first Chinese series to be directed by Singaporeans.

2. The script is penned by Ang Eng Tee, the same writer who wrote the screenplay of the original drama. He has shared that the reboot will develop the stories of some characters more fully than the original.

3. Two members of the cast,  Dai Xiangyu and Xiang Yun, formerly acted in the original drama. Dai Xiangyu reprised his role while Xiangyu switched from the underdog Tian Lan to the powerful matriarch.

4. The costume designer, Chen Minzheng, has won many awards for his work in "Empresses In The Palace", "The Legend of Mi Yue“ and Zhang Yimou’s film "Shadow".

 

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Shane Xiao Yan plays Yue Niang / Ju Xiang

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Ryan Kou Jiarui plays Chen Xi

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Darren Qiu Kaiwei plays Chen Sheng

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Dai Xiangyu plays Yamamoto Yousuke

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Fang Chengcheng plays Ah Tao

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Niu Beiren plays Liu Yidao

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From left:

Li Yuanbing plays Huang Zhenzhu

He Yuhong plays Huang Yuzhu

Yue Lina plays Guihua

Zhang Xiwen plays Xiufeng

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Xu Mingjie (left) plays Huang Tianbao

Xiang Yun (right) plays Chen Tai, the matriarch

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This is probably the most unexpected adaptation news I've seen in a while. As someone who comes from a baba/nyona descent and has also watched the original I wonder how this adaptation will fare with the original. 

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 Hi @Myokie

 

Nice to meet someone who has watched the original. The writer said in previous interviews that he had regretted on hindsight not giving the drama a happy ending. I wonder if it will end differently in the reboot.

 

Initially, I wasn't sure about the female lead as she is a relative unknown but she subsequently impressed me in The Legends. I think she can do justice to the role despite her youth.

 

If any other Soompi members here have watched the original, do chime in with your thoughts.

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On 5/16/2019 at 6:23 PM, bluehibiscus said:

 Hi @Myokie

 

Nice to meet someone who has watched the original. The writer said in previous interviews that he had regretted on hindsight not giving the drama a happy ending. I wonder if it will end differently in the reboot.

 

Initially, I wasn't sure about the female lead as she is a relative unknown but she subsequently impressed me in The Legends. I think she can do justice to the role despite her youth.

 

If any other Soompi members here have watched the original, do chime in with your thoughts.

Thanks for the updates.  I don't know anything about the original or the remake or the subject matter but I'll keep my eye on this one as I was very impressed by Xiao Yan Shane in The Legends.

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I wonder who is playing Charlie Zhang in this series. The original actor was quite convincing in this role.

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Was introduced to this by my late mom & I LOVED it. 

 

It's probably the only decent drama to ever come out of S'pore. I really loved the original cast, plot in particular the highlight into the Peranakan culture, food, fashion etc. 

 

Interesting the actor who portrayed the Japanese love interest reprises his role in this remake. Lookin' forward to this. 

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The original was such a memorable drama that the theme song automatically played in my head when I saw this thread lol. I remember hating on Zhenzhu and wondered how she and Yuzhu could be sisters. One is spoiled and selfish, the other is kind-hearted. Actually, I really hated their annoying family in general.

 

I don’t think I’ve seen a more iconic villain duo than Charlie and Robert Zhang in Mandarin-speaking drama. Like father, like son. I wonder if they’ll make significant changes to their characters or if they’re going to make them even worse.

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On 5/15/2019 at 10:57 AM, Myokie said:

This is probably the most unexpected adaptation news I've seen in a while.

Indeed, it is!

 

What a pleasant surprise! It was one of my mom's fave dramas, and I was somehow dragged into watching it (while she rewatches) years later, lol.  Anyway, it's about time for a remake, or for an entirely new plot in that theme and within the Peranakan culture. Love the sets and the costumes. I do hope to see more of their cuisine, too.

 

While this cast isn't a dream cast to me, let's hope they, and the drama proper, will not disappoint. 

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