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
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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
This trailer focuses on Huang Xuan and Zhou Yiwei, as they go from friends to competitors:
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.
The first teaser for modern workplace drama Against the Light 逆光 has been released, and stars Lan Yingying (Surgeons) as Bai Xining, the former heiress of a jewellery corporation who returns to China to find out the truth about her mother’s fall from grace.