I am glad to see that the sets are grand but not to the point of being ridiculous.
The Legend of Dugu 独孤天下 has continued to release stills and I have to say I am pretty pleased. Starring Hu Bingqing, Zhang Danfeng, An Yixuan, Li Yixiao, Xu Zhengxi, and Ying Haoming, while I am still waiting on a couple more dramas that are supposed to start rolling, I am content looking at this for now.
General and I 孤芳不自賞 released these character posters a while ago and there’s a new trailer. Starring Wallace Chung, Angelababy, Sun Yizhou, Gan Tingting, and Qi Hang, hopefully this lends more credibility to the January release date. Either way, this drama has released quite a few stills lately so expect more in the near future.
It’s been a long wait for those waiting on new for Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms. The drama starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang has had a trailer leaked and I have finally been able to locate one of decent quality.
Stills have been released for the upcoming historical romance drama Nothing Gold Can Stay 那年花开月正圆 starring Sun Li(Legend of Mi Yue) as the richest female merchant of the Qing Dynasty and Chen Xiao(Three Heroes and Five Gallants) as her love interest.
Royal Highness 回到明朝当王爷之杨凌传 stills again today. Starring Jiang Jinfu, Yuan Bingyan, Liu Ruiling, Liu Yan, Zhang Sifan, Wang Zixuan, Wang Lidan, and Chen Haoyu, it’s nice to see more light-hearted dramas getting a boost in terms of budget.
A Tale of Two Phoenixes 凤囚凰 is preparing to start filming. Based on the novel of the same name by Tianyi Youfeng 天衣有风 and produced by Yu Zheng. He has stated that Yang Rong and new actor Merxat will be playing the leads Chuyu and Rongzhi respectively, though knowing Yu Zheng, anything can change.
More character designs below the cut and (WARNING!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.
The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 has released posters for its supporting cast. No official synopsis has been released, but the one translated below does seem to align with the latest batch of character posters.
After seeing stills like these, I come to appreciate the sheer variety of costuming styles that exist in China and how they grow side by side.
The Advisor’s Alliance 军师联盟 has released stills. Starring Wu Xiubo, Li Chen, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Tang Yixin, Zhang Zhixi, Di Tianlin, Yu Hewei, and Zhang He, I will admit I’m getting a bit impatient for a more official release date.
Hopefully more co-operations between production companies and video platforms means better drama productions and more of them.
The Legend of Flying Daggers is set to be released on December 5th. Starring Hawick Lau, Yang Rong, Wu Yingjie, Huang Ming, Kenny Kwan, and Yuan Bingyan, those looking for a wuxia drama can give this a look.