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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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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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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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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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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Shen Yue, Liang Jingkang reunite in Another Me

Meteor Garden stars Shen Yue and Liang JIngkang reunite in Another Me 七月与安生, a remake of the award-winning film Soul Mate.  Chen Duling (Left Ear) will play Liang’s best friend and Shen Yue’s soulmate, while Xiong Ziqi plays the girls’ mutual love interest.  The series has wrapped up filming and just released this set of cute but weird animal-themed posters.

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Ninth drama adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes reveals cast

The latest adaption of Return of the Condor Heroes / Romance of the Condor Heroes 神雕侠侣 has confirmed Tong Mengshi (Colourful Bones) as Yang Guo, new actress Mao Xiaohui as Xiaolongnü and award-winning young actress Wen Qi (Eagles and Youngster) as Guo Xiang.

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Promo Round-up: Entrepreneurial Age

Entrepreneurial Age focuses on the entrepreneurial journey of software developer Guo Xinnian (Huang Xuan), and his romance with colleague Na Lan (Angelababy), an analyst in the IT industry. The 54 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV beginning tonight.

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This trailer focuses on Huang Xuan and Zhou Yiwei, as they go from friends to competitors:

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Fast-paced series Top dramatizes all the biggest celebrity scandals

The female lead has no main romantic plot and follows an arrogant, flawed, but lovable genius archetype that’s often reserved for men.

From popular idols accused of hitting a stalker fan to celebrity couples maintaining a marriage for the publicity, episodic internet debate drama Top 人间规则 dramatizes one celebrity scandals after another in the same addictiveness as the scandals themselves.  Zhang Yamei (If Paris Downcast) headlines as an arrogant but brilliant debater in this fast-paced show.  Each episode is a new case as she represents a new client on a televised court of public opinion and presents arguments and evidence for their case. Chen Ziyou and Sun Zhenglin play her opponent debaters.

The 12-episode (!) series streams two new episodes on iQiyi beginning October 10 here.  It wasn’t region blocked when I watched it.

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