The Chinese romance series “Chinatown” is set to debut in China this year, with a new season set to premiere next year.
“Chink” will be a remake of the 2006 Chinese drama “Binjing” that ran on the CCTV network for a year.
The show follows two girls who are in love and have their hearts broken by the rich and famous, but who soon find themselves in the middle of a plot involving the downfall of their parents.
The original series was a hit with the Chinese audiences and is set for a re-release in China in 2020.
“The new series is based on the popular film ‘Binjing,’ which will be screened in Beijing and Shanghai in 2019,” an official from the Chinese film industry’s official China Film Group said in a statement on Thursday.
“The movie was nominated for five Oscars, won three, and made a huge impact on Chinese audiences.”
“BinJing” won four out of five awards at the Oscars, but was criticized by some for its portrayal of a romantic relationship between two girls in a traditional Chinese family.
“I have no idea how I could possibly love him, but I still like him, because I know he loves me, and I know we’re together, and he loves my heart,” one of the girls says in the film.
“I still love him.
I still want to be with him.””
Chink,” directed by Zhang Jing, will air on CCTV in China, with an English dub to follow.
“Bintang,” starring Yu Hongbin, is also slated to premiere in China.