Set in the weeks before the liberation of Beiping by the Communists, the new Republican drama is aptly titled New World 新世界, and revolves around the lives of three friends, played by Sun Honglei (To Be A Better Man), Zhang Luyi(The Patriot) and Yin Fang (Operation Red Sea) and the conflicts that arise due to their different beliefs.
Director Lou Ye(Suzhou River, Blind Massage), best known for making films focusing on contemporary social issues that are often politically sensitive, is returning to cinema with upcoming crime thriller The Shadow Play 风中有朵雨做的云.
Zhang Xincheng plays a street rat recruited to use his skills in spycraft.
Zhang Xincheng (My Huckleberry Friends), Zhou Yutong (CambrianPeriod) join a Song-dynasty school for secret agents in the anime-looking series Young Blood大宋少年志. They’re joined by classmates Zheng Wei, Wang Youshuo, He Haochen, and Su Xiaotong in their adventures. The series looks like it’s going for an exaggerated anime style. Here’s the first set of many posters
The new trailer for Republican-era drama The Great Craftsmanmakes it out to be a Romeo and Juliet story, where master builder Shen Qi’nan (WallaceHuo) breaks off his relationship with architect Fu Hanjun (Yang Mi) after discovering she is the daughter of the man who killed his father.
The trailer for supernatural Republican romance drama The Love of Hypnosis(previously Records of Nanyan Studio) features Liu Yifei as a mysterious perfume shop owner with a split personality. There’s the normal Lu Mansheng, and then there’s the second persona Ye Moluo, who seems to gain the upper hand in the latter half of the series, and has a love-hate relationship with male lead Ye Shen (Jing Boran).
Streaming website iQiyi recently released trailers and news for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas or on national networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?
I already love the trailer for The Longest Day in Chang’an, and despite director Cao Dun’s terrible track record in controlling the pacing of a show, I’m still hoping this will turn out to be a solid mystery drama. Lei Jiayin plays a former officer turned prisoner on death row who is hired by Yi Yangqianxi to find the culprit behind a terror plot within 24 hours. [Extended Synopsis]
Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng announced on Weibo they were married today on her birthday. Her Weibo just said Official Announcement <3 while he replied “Happy birthday, Wife.” The two will co-star in upcoming series The Story of Minglan, whichreleased the following still after the announcement . Congrats to the couple!
Inspired by Journey to the West, An Oriental Odyssey 盛唐幻夜 stars Wu Qian (Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace) as Ye Yuan’an, the daughter of an official in the Ministry of Revenue who loves to solve crimes. (Trailer)