Shouldn’t have chosen the image with him holding the sword. Now he looks like he’s giving somebody a lobotomy.
Bath Salts LegendBan Shu Legend is released via the Internet today (October 16). Starring Jing Tian, ZhangZhehan, Li Sheng, Li Jiahang, Fu Xinbo, Li Xin’ai, and Deng Sha, China’s really going on a period roll in terms of drama releases… although by the looks of it, this one is way too far up K land for my tastes…
Today we will learn about why this drama is supposed to be empowering to women while we are all dressed in such a miserable shade of pink.
Ban Shu Legend has released a trailer. In other news, Yu Zheng is really getting into his game again. Starring Jing Tian, ZhangZhehan, Li Sheng, Li Jiahang, Fu Xinbo, Li Xin’ai, and Deng Sha, the trailer gives us a chance to see the costumes in action… with English subtitles… oh why…
Although we all hate on him, we have to appreciate the things that Yu Zheng does get right like having a bit more historically reflective costumes and props in his latest productions and keeping things from getting too flamboyant.
Ban Shu Legend has released more character stills, so that means Yu Zheng has deemed it safe to come out of his shell. Starring Jing Tian, ZhangZhehan, Li Sheng, Li Jiahang, Fu Xinbo, Li Xin’ai, and Deng Sha, the one thing that is for sure is that people will be watching the next drama he puts out very closely.
The gig is up, Yu Zheng. Time to give other dramas a chance.
Ban Shu Legend has released more stills. Watch as Jing Tian, ZhangZhehan, Li Sheng, Li Jiahang, Fu Xinbo, Li Xin’ai, and Deng Sha take on foreign diplomacy, court politics, and the struggles of young love during the Eastern Han dynasty. I guess we can only watch and see if Yu Zheng learns.
… it’s like he’s trying for a “Twilight Zone” franchise… on crack…
Yu Zheng has released character stills, a trailer, and theme song to the second installment of his internet spin-off of his palace series. Watch as ZhangZhehan, Deng Sha, and Liu Xin take on fox demons, time travel, the Han dynasty, sorcery, and modern times. Watch and be left scratching your head thinking “gee… I think I’ve seen that same scene in that one movie/drama…” This series releases on December 15th on Tencent QQ’s video platform.
Link to theme song here. More stills below the cut.
Jing Tian and Zhang Hanzhe both make their first drama lead appearances.
Despite getting into a dispute with both Tong Hua and Qiong Yao, Yu Zheng is never one to miss out on advertising, especially when everybody else is releasing pretty stills. Character stills have been released for Ban Shu Legend, starring Jing Tian, Zhang Zhehan as her love interest, real-life couple Li Sheng and Li Jiahang as siblings, Fu Xinbo,Li Xin’ai, and Deng Sha.
Perhaps drawing on his own experiences of rejection at the hands of the public and industry personalities, Ban Shu Legend will follow as the titular Ban Shu (niece of Ban Zhao)become a teacher of the royal female academy set by the Empress Deng Sui (Li Sheng), becomes embroiled in court politics, and eventually becomes maligned, choosing in the end to leave the Han dynasty and spread Han dynasty teachings throughout the world.
Either way, rainbow color-coded costumes below the cut.
Li Sheng as the boss, aka Empress Deng Sui. She’s paired with the brothers played by Fu Xinbo.
Always ready to ride off his popular series, Yu Zheng workshop begins filming the counterpart to Female Prime Minister, this time titled Female Royal Tutor 女傅/The Legend of Ban Shu 班淑传奇. Yu Zheng announced partial casting today, including Jing Tian (Police Story 2013), Li Xin’ai (The Rooftop), Fu Xinbo (!!!), Li Sheng (Flowers in Fog), Li Jiahang (New My Fair Princess), up-and-coming Yu Zheng artist Zhang Zhehan andZhang Xueying, Zhang Meng, Mao Xiaotong, Zhang Xinyu, Deng Sha, Wang Lin, Jiao Junyan, etc. The rest of the male cast is yet unannounced.
I think I would die happy if every Chinese drama had this level of crew and released pretty HQ photos like this. There’s always lots to criticize about Yu Zheng, but I really love the fact that they did this photobook for the currently airing Swordman starring Wallace Huo, Chen Qiaoen, Han Dong, Yuan Shanshan, Chen Xiao, Yang Rong, Deng Sha and a lot of other pretty people. More photos of the main lead Wallace Huo here.
Yuan Shanshan is not happy because all of her scenes with Wallace Huo got replaced by Chen Qiao’en
The casts for the TV version of The Myth and The Legend of Daiyu has been announced, with the female leads all being newcomers and Hu Ge and Ma Tianyu being the respective male leads.
Searching for the Dream of the Red Chamber seems to be like the Super Girls of acting. Even before the completion of the drama itself, actresses from the competition have already began to flourish. Lin Xinru of Ugly Wudi was the first. Ying Yezi, who plays Xue Baoqin, then signed on as one of the lead actresses in Meteor Shower. More are coming their way. Bai Bing, who plays Xue Baochai in Red Chamber, signed on to Hong Kong’s EGM and will star in The Myth alongside Hu Ge. Meanwhile, two other actresses from the competition will star opposite Ma Tianyu in an “idol” version of the Dream of the Red Mansion. Min Chunxiao will play Lin Daiyu and Deng Sha will play Xue Baochai.