A second drama adaptation of Unrequited Love features a new cast

Unrequited Love Cast
We're only missing the official announcement now as Hu Yitian (Handsome Siblings), Hu Bingqing (Twenties Once Again) and Zhang Yijie (The King of Blaze) were spotted yesterday at a function to commence filming for Unrequited Love 暗恋橘生淮南, a drama based on another book from Ba Yue Chang An's 八月长安 trilogy

It seems natural to turn this into a drama too when the other two adaptations of With You and My Huckleberry Friends were so well-received. There is in fact already a completed web drama based on the same story that is just waiting to air. This version clearly has bigger stars and puts Hu Yitian back in school uniform. Although it is also about a school crush, this feels more like A Love So Beautiful's angsty cousin and brings a different vibe altogether. I'm actually curious to see how it will fare in comparison to the web drama and the two previous adaptations. Update: The booting ceremony was held on Dec. 5 to commence filming. 


  1. Looking forward to the other version more than this. Someone shady and problematic like him to lead the story of my favourite novel, not on my watch!

    In fact, HYT doesn't match the character at all. The male character is outgoing type, similar like male character in With You and My Huckleberry Friends, totally can't see how stoic and boring personality like HYT able to bring such personality. He can play Jiang Chen becaude his real persona is exactly boring and quiet like that.

    1. I don't like the guy personally. He's a douche for sure but if you watch the bts of A Love So Beautiful, he's rather outgoing and playful. I disagree that he's only capable of playing quiet boring characters. He had a small role in Rush to the Dead Summer, but it was a charismatic goofy character. I think he may be able to pull this one off, I'll give him a chance at least.

  2. Shit. I really like this novel but I can't watch HYT.

  3. Why are they making another version? I have been waiting for the orignal webdrama to release for so long as Unrequited Love was my favourite story of the trilogy. This remake would have made sense if they casted the same Luo Zhi and Sheng Huai Nan from With You drama, but this one seems so unnecessary. Its like bigger production company is trying to hoggle a smaller one with bigger cast. I hope they air the orignal webdrama already and it also gain popularity like its previous two predecessors.

  4. Cool. They are making this book into a drama and two dramas at that. I have not read the book for this, but loved loved loved the web drama "My Huckleberry Friends." If only the the actors who played Geng Geng and Yu Hai made a cameo as their characters on My Huckleberry Friends (MHF), it would have been perfect. Their names was mentioned so much on MHF. I am also reading MHF novel right now, and loved it. Much much better than the drama and the drama was good.
    I have the book Unrequited love, but it does not sound like a plot line that I like. A girl pining for a guy for so long.......not my cup of tea, if they can have the actors who played Geng Geng, Yu Hai, Yu Zhou Zhou and Lin Yang in the Unrequited Love drama, that would be so epic! I did not know about the web drama, when will that air?

  5. The heroine of the book is different from your usual girl who pines for the guy because she is satisfied with her liking him only, not expecting a return of his feelings. And she has her own dignity because she tries to find the perfect moment to confess to him without ending up embarrassing herself in case of his rejection. I just hope this drama adaptation does not make her so soft.

  6. they changed the male lead . HYT didn't play on this drama.did anyone know what the name of the male lead? he is also good looking guy.