Coture is Taiwan’s largest original content video platform. Its show “Fujin Street – Stories of the Street” has received rave reviews after initial broadcast. Shortly afterwards, Coture’s second original series – the boy’s love (BL) drama “Dark Blue and Moonlight” chose to announce its filming at Gamania Group. The religious ceremony was attended by Coture CEO Homme Tsai, the show’s director Adiamond Lee, the filming crew, and the show’s Golden Bell Award-winning writer Wu Luo-Ying. The up-and-coming actors stood side-by-side in a row like a collection of tall statues that could rival boy band F4!
▲ Coture’s original drama “Dark Blue and Moonlight” filming announcement religious ceremony with Coture CEO Homme Tsai, CEO, director Adiamond LEE, writer Wu Luo-Ying, and main actor/actress and the film crew.
▲ Coture’s original BL drama “Dark Blue and Moonlight” stars charismatic actors, all over 185 cm, (from the left) Antonio Wu, Jennifer Chan, Wang Ko-Yuan,Charles Lin, Aric Chen, Tim Huang, and Tom Wang.
The story is the most important part of a series, and an Internet series also needs outstanding content to keep their viewers. The BL drama “Dark Blue and Moonlight” is directed by “HIStory” director Adiamond Lee, joined by the “Office Girls” crew and Golden Bell Award-winning writer Wu Luo-Ying. This is Wu’s first Taiwanese drama script in several years, and her first ever original BL drama. Wu incorporated the ideas of many yaoi fans in the conception of the series, and read numerous BL mangas. The series attempts to capture the essence of “love” from real life and hopes the viewers will find true love with the right person after seeing the show.
“Dark Blue and Moonlight” portrays four leading male characters’ anxiety and dialectic towards love, and their lives balancing between family and relationships. The BL drama is constructed by a deeper look at textual content. The show casts a group of up-and-coming actors with extremely good looks and an average height of over 185 cm: Aric Chen – one of the 12 males in the movie “The Story of the Stone”, Tom Wang – the “Taiwanese Seo In-guk”, Tim Huang – the sweet boy-next-door, and Charles Lin – “BigBang member T.O.P lookalike”. The sole actress among the group is 170 cm tall, long-legged Jennifer Chan, like a flower in a forest of magnificent tall trees. Director Adiamond’s primary casting criteria after “beauty” is “tone” muscles, which resulted in the nearly perfect group of actors that could rival the boy band F4!
On the first day of filming, Wu Luo-Ying stayed to give the actors special instruction, and offer analysis on the character settings and storyline. She kept reminding the actors to “have love in their hearts” and think about the underlying ideas of each character’s turning point. The young actors suddenly lost their cool and coyly asked if they are going to slap each other’s behind during the love scenes. Wu said without hesitation “Of course you can!” The show is expected to portray some sexy homoerotic scenes. The film crew revealed in private that they were “deeply touched” after reading Wu’s script, and everyone is looking forward to the show’s broadcast. “Dark Blue and Moonlight” is scheduled to be released on Coture this year in September.