Meteor Garden II was produced by Angie Chai, the original producer behind Meteor Garden (2001). The principal actors of the previous series returned to star, and Singaporean actress Michelle Saram joined the main cast. Shooting for Meteor Garden II commenced in April 2002. In July, the cast and crew completed filming in Spain. Production experienced several delays due to changing directors and the hectic schedule of F4. Filming was suspended again in September 2002, when Barbie Hsu's and several others contracts expired.
Meteor Garden II premiered on November 11, 2002. It was immediately met with a negative response from fans, who thought it was "bad" compared to the original manga. Saram's character Ye Sha was a particular bone of contention among audiences. The sequel's ratings were significantly lower than those of Meteor Garden. Due to the audience reaction, Chai prepared two separate endings for the show.