ALMOST two decades since it aired on television, Taiwanese hit drama series "Meteor Garden" is set for a reboot this 2018.

In an article posted by the Strait Times early this week, the show's creator Angie Chai confirmed this latest development.

According to the report, the 48-episode series will be "fuller and flashier" adaptation of the book “Boys Over Flowers” where the series was drawn from.

Each episode will cost 15 million new Taiwan dollars, 30 times bigger in budget than the 2001 version, with a total cost of over $23 million.

Chai's announcement came after Barbie Hsu, the lead actress who portrayed Shan Chai in the series, teased fans of a 2018 "Meteor Garden" remake.

She posted a photo with the series logo and wrote, "Are you excited?"

Hsu also posted a photo with her co-stars Jerry Yan, Van Ness Wu, Vic Chou and Ken Chu, collectively known as F4.

"16 years ago today (April 12, 2001) #MeteorGarden first aired in Taiwan. It's been a long time," the Taiwanese actress wrote.

The following day, Hsu also posted the opening billboard of "Meteor Garden" featuring its official theme song "Qing Fei De Yi".

"I feel old too! Haha! Happy 16 years!" she added.


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感覺老了我也是!哈哈!Happy 16 years! ❤

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Hsu and F4 made it big in Asia through the series.

The "Meteor Garden" fever also hit the Philippines in 2003. The series was initially aired in ABS-CBN's afternoon block but was later on moved to primetime due to high ratings.

December of that same year, the Taiwanese boy band mounted a concert in Manila which was attended by thousands of die hard "Meteor Garden fans."

F4 also released three albums and was behind the hit songs "Liu Xing Yu," "Can't Help Falling In Love," "Jue Bu Neng Shi Qu Ni" and "Can't Lose You" among others.

The group disbanded in 2013 after all four members decided to concentrate on their solo careers. (SunStar Philippines)