Guo Jing Ming 郭敬明 is best known for Ice Fantasy but he has dabbled in many genres, one of which is a popular romance novel called Before the Arrival of Summer Solstice, which will be adapted into a TV series titled Rush to the Dead Summer 夏至未至.
The title sounds morbid while the plot seems not 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 drama adaption will be 40-episodes starring Cheney Chen Xue Dong, Zheng Shuang, Bai Jing Yu, Xia Xing Tong and Cai Bi Yun and Pang Han Chen. The cast are mostly in their twenties though they certainly look young, pulling off the school kid look with ease.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2016 Chinese drama recommendations.