New international project from “Gossip Girl” crew will center on a group of students at a prestigious Shanghai university
"Gossip Girl," moving from New York to Shanghai? Well, kinda.
The creative team behind the CW's scandalous hit is teaming with Warner Bros. International Television Production, China's Mei Tian Mei Yu and H&R Century TV and the Metan Development Group to develop a new teen drama to air in China.
The as-yet-untitled series does sound rather similar to its CW predecessor. The project will center on "the students of the prestigious Shanghai International University, the school of choice of the rich and powerful. One’s social status reaches a new level once admitted into the school. Each week, the main characters’ trust, love and friendship are tested, with all the behind-the-scenes tales recorded in a blog."
Chinese actress Yang Mi, known for the TV series "Palace" and "Chinese Paladin 3," will have a recurring role on the show.
Production is set to begin in June of this year and a nationwide casting search will begin later this month.