Guo Jing Ming 郭敬明 may have risen to fame because of Ice Fantasy but he his other works also have a wide readership, one of which is the romance novel Before the Arrival of Summer Solstice that will be adapted into a 46-episode Chinese drama titled Rush to the Dead Summer 夏至未至.
The name seems morbid at first glance but the plot seems to be quite sunny as It tells a timeless coming of age story about students who experience youth and all that it has to offer until they graduate, eventually coming into their own.
The cast include Cheney Chen Xue Dong, Zheng Shuang, Bai Jing Yu, Xia Xing Tong and Cai Bi Yun and Pang Han Chen. Most of them are in their twenties but hey, Asian genes work wonders and they pull of the school persona with ease.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2016 Chinese drama recommendations.