Original Cast Likely to Return for Joy of Life Season 2, Script is in Preparation

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I wish I had something more definitive to share but with all the hints that the cast and now the writer have been dropping, things are definitely looking up for Joy of Life Season 2 庆余年2.

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In a recent interview, Joy of Life screenwriter Wang Juan revealed that a script is in preparation and that the chances for the original cast to return is very high. Previous to that, Zhang Ruoyun who plays the main protagonist Fan Xian had said something similar when he said that there was always a complete plan from the very beginning.

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Furthermore, Zhang Ruoyun was in an interview with actor Tian Yu who plays his money-grubbing yet loyal sidekick Wang Qinian when both said that they'll work hard to prepare season 2. Zhang Ruoyun also revealed that Chen Daoming who plays the Qing Emperor has been rushing for progress as well and saying that they should get to making season 2 fast. 

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Joy of Life may be planned for three seasons but there have been too many instances  where subsequent seasons just don't happen so the comments from the cast are certainly reassuring. Yet it's too big a cast that I wonder if it's really possible to get everybody. Can you imagine Fan Xian without his immediate family? without Lin Wan'er? without Wu Zhu? The list goes on. Please drama gods, make it happen! 

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19 comments:

  1. It will happen because it's more popular than they imagined. It's more popular first because of the interest in Xiao Zhan. However, once it started fans realized it's also a good story and good acting.

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    1. No, it wasn't popular at first due to Xiao Zhan, the two leads are actually popular and known for their good acting and good looks way before Xaio Zhan was on anyone's radar. I like Xaio Xian too, but this goes to the leads as well as always) the good veteran actors who made the show great.

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    2. Who gave you that idea that it became popular first because of Xiao Zhan? Absurd. The two leads are popular and the whole cast gave life to the story from the very beginning.

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    3. Agreed. Xiao Zhan is an amateur (his range is just that limited) when compared to Zhang Rouyun and the rest of the cast, main and supporting. And he only appeared in the last few episodes. It takes a great cast, a great script, etc .... to make a great drama, not just one idol.

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    4. At the begining, I have no idea that Xiao Zhan also took tole in this series. I though this series was not so good, but when little Fan Xian met his teacher, I realised the charater of Fan Xian will become a great magnet for this series. And I was right. I love this series not because of Xiao Zhan, despite I love his acts in The Untamed.

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  2. Wow, they made up their minds super fast. Joy of Life is still airing and they're already planning for the next season? Lucky Joy of Life fans ...... usually in other dramas fans are forced to wait for like a year before the announcement, and then another year or so before it actually comes out.
    Just wondering, why do dramas take one year later to air? I can understand that they need to do some final touches that may take 3 to 5 months or so, but why A YEAR????

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    1. It takes a long time because Cdramas have to be reviewed and approved by the government before they can air.

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    2. 1 year is probably short, and I am sure if they didn't take this to the web, this drama would have had to wait more due to China's censorship and review of anything that airs on TV...There are so many dramas waiting years and years an still have not been able to air.

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    3. Oh, that's ... weird. For some reason the Chinese government is always so strict on things. I mean, I understand that they need to make sure it is appropriate, but really? A thorough one year inspection?
      Thanks for replying, by the way :)

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  3. Super happy, I adore the whole cast Zhang Ruoyun is Everything!!!!

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  4. S2 pretty much guaranteed coz S1 has high ratings on Douban. Whether we will get S3 will also depend on its Douban ratings.

    Princess Agents, etc. S2 will never see the light of day coz they bombed critically ie. Harsh user feedbacks via Douban ratings system.

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    1. 你很懂唉,还知道豆瓣

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    2. Princess agents was spectacular 3/4 of the show...last 1/4 it was trash. They wasted so much time on second lead for fucking unknown reason... it was unwatchable last 10 episodes.

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    3. Princess agents was spectacular 3/4 of the show...last 1/4 it was trash. They wasted so much time on second lead for fucking unknown reason... it was unwatchable last 10 episodes.

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  5. The wait is most frustrating. Really loving this drama. Also, does anyone know which actor plays Shadow (Ying Zi)? I'm in love with his style.

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  6. when is joy of life season 2 starting?

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  7. I think this is one of the BEST Chinese drama. I usually prefer not to watch period time drama. But this one is just that good. Nice touch with 21 first century gadgets and thoughts.
    Season 2 I was told would be in 2021.

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  8. I really hope the original cast will stay for all seasons. Having almost a new cast for Ever Night 2 was traumatizing enough... (and they have there soooo many characters!).

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  9. If Zhang Ruoyun is going to be in Season 2, it means that Fan Xian did not die. Chen Daoming makes the best Emperor I have ever seen in Chinese series, leaves the common place in a hall full of ministers and his costume is great.

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