Several news reports are flying left-and-right today stating that Ji Chang Wook has accepted the lead role in upcoming Chinese drama “The Whirlwind Girl – Season 2” (Xuan Feng Shao Nu – Di Er Ji / 旋风少女第二季), a planned sequel to the popular “The Whirlwind Girl” that aired on China’s Hunan TV in the summer of 2015.
If you’re not familiar with the original ‘Whirlwind Girl,’ here’s a quick synopsis: A world champion Yuan Wu Dao master (the sport is an entirely made-up name, but follows along the lines of taekwondo) is accused of doping and gets stripped of his title. His adopted daughter and star pupil Qi Bai Cao (played in the original by Hu Bing Qing) takes up his teachings and fights her way to the top in order to reclaim her teacher’s honour. A trio of extremely handsome boys help Bai Cao along the way as she competes, finds love and fights for her dreams, including: Ruo Bai (played in the original by Yang Yang), the best student at Bai Cao’s dojo; Fang Ting Hao (played in the original by Chen Xiang), a star in the Yuan Wu Dao world, but a total playboy in real life; and Yu Chu Yuan (played in the original by Bai Jing Ting), another naturally talented martial artist who dropped out of the sports world for unknown reasons and reappeared as a medical student. Of course, all three guys are in love with Bai Cao, so it’s up to this plucky girl to figure out which of those three hotties will be her partner for life.
This sequel picks up where the original left off due to its somewhat open ending, with an all-new cast but keeping to the same premise as its predecessor. 28 episodes are scheduled; filming begins 20 March 2016 and will alternate between Shanghai and Changsha for approximately three months, with a summer 2016 broadcast tentatively scheduled on Hunan TV. Author of the original novels Ming Xiao Xi is reportedly involved with this new production as well.
As expected, there is no confirmation or any word whatsoever from Glorious Entertainment about Wook’s new casting, let alone what role he would be portraying in this new production. Take news like this with a grain of salt, and we will update this post when more news becomes available.