Character posters released for Sun Honglei, Wan Qian’s upcoming Republican drama

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.

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Stills released for Jing Boran, Ma Sichun’s upcoming crime thriller

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. 

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Zhang Xincheng, Zhou Yutong goes to spy school in the Song Dynasty

Zhang Xincheng plays a street rat recruited to use his skills in spycraft.

Zhang Xincheng (My Huckleberry Friends), Zhou Yutong (Cambrian Period) 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

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Wallace Huo, Yang Mi’s The Great Craftsman releases first trailer

The new trailer for Republican-era drama The Great Craftsman makes it out to be a Romeo and Juliet story, where master builder Shen Qi’nan (Wallace Huo) breaks off his relationship with architect Fu Hanjun (Yang Mi) after discovering she is the daughter of the man who killed his father.

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Liu Yifei, Jing Boran’s upcoming romance drama gets official title, releases trailer

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).

Did anyone count how many kiss scenes they had?

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Trailer and news round-up: Upcoming iQiyi dramas

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?

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Fantasy epic Investiture of the Gods releases concept posters

Make sure to zoom in on this. This poster contains all the other posters

Wu’ershan’s upcoming fantasy epic trilogy, loosely based on the Investiture of the Gods, has released a  poster that looks like they took a god to draw. The series stars Chen Kun and an unannounced cast found with a supposedly global casting. Continue reading

Trailer and stills for Lei Jiayin, Yi Yangqianxi’s upcoming period drama

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]

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Married: Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng

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, which released the following still after the announcement . Congrats to the couple!

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Wu Qian, Zheng Yecheng’s An Oriental Odyssey releases MV and trailer

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)

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