Legend of Fuyao is the upcoming period fantasy drama starring Yang Mi(Brotherhood of Blades II)as Meng Fuyao, the cenral figure in a complicated love heptagon. Ethan Ruan (Candle in the Tomb – Weasel Grave) plays Zhangsun Wuji, the prince of Wuji Kingdom who also has a mysterious connection to the Firmament.
Now this is a drama where viewers won’t have to worry about awkward acting – A-list veteran Zhang Jiayi(White Deer Plain) and talented child-star-turned-grownup Zhang Yishan(Ten Miles of Spring Scenery Can’t Compare to You) are confirmed to star in the upcoming drama Uncle and Youth 大叔与少年.
The latest remake of popular romance novel Summer’s Desire 泡沫之夏 by Ming Xiaoxi has confirmed its leads. Zhang Xueying(Fifteen Years of Waiting for Migratory Birds) will be playing female lead Xia Mo, an orphan who becomes a trainee at a recording company to help pay for her brother’s medical bills.
The new trailer for Great Exectations 远大前程 focuses on second generation mob bosses Huang Jinrong, Du Yuesheng and Zhang Xiaolin, played by veteran actors Ni Dahong(Intrude the Widow Village at Midnight), Zhao Lixin (Chinese Style Relationship) and Liu Yijun (Lost Love in Times) respectively.
For some reason, many dramas have chosen to go with a poetic seven-character title format, and The King’s Woman秦时丽人明月心 is the latest show to follow suit. Starring Dilraba and ZhangBinbin (costars in Pretty Li Huizhen, TLTWTMPB), the upcoming drama tells of the fictional love story between Concubine Li and China’s first Emperor.
Drama costars turned real-life couple Tang Yan and Luo Jin are confirmed for The Way We Were 归去来, a drama revolving around the life of exchange students. This will be their fourth collaboration after A Beauty in Troubled Times, Agent X and The Princess Weiyoung.
Part 2 of The Advisors Alliance 大军师司马懿之虎啸龙吟 has released a trailer, and it looks much more exciting than how the first one ended. The quality of part 1 went down half way through when Cao Cao died and Sima Yi got involved in a love triangle, though I still recommend it for Cao Cao and the cute Cao Pi-Guo Zhao ship. Hopefully season 2 will focus more on strategy and nation-building (and the Sima sons) instead of unappetizing love triangles
Rather than the story, it was Tong Liya’s poster that caught my eye.
If it’s not already obvious from the title, Patriot 爱国者 focuses on the story of a loyal Communist agent and later guerrilla fighter, played by Zhang Luyi (The Devotion of Suspect X), as he weeds out all the enemy spies. After the Japanese invade Manchuria in 1931, he takes on the identity of legendary hero Yan Hongguang, and continues to defend his homeland until death.
Tong Liya (Heartfall Arises) plays his comrade and love interest, while Lu Fangsheng(Tribes and Empires) plays a carefree policeman by day, and a secret agent by night.
The 50 episode drama is directed by Gong Zhaohui (Royalty in Blood) and written by Wang Hailin (Murder at Honeymoon Hotel).