Chen Kun ascends the throne in first teaser for The Rise of Phoenixes

The Rise of Phoenixes tells the story of an ambitious prince (Chen Kun) who wants the throne for himself, and his love-hate relationship with a cross-dressing genius politician (Ni Ni). Character introductions can be found here.

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First teases at 2018 dramas

Hunan TV’s latest ad for 2018 revealed first footage of some major upcoming  dramas, including:

Which ones are you looking forward to the most?

An introduction to the characters in The Rise of Phoenixes

The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权·弈天下 has released stills of the cast, and character descriptions have been translated below (updated 25/04/18).


Co-directed by Shen Yan (The First Half of My Life) and Liu Haibo (Chinese Style Relationship), and scripted by Zou Yue (Guardian of Beauty), Wang Pei (I’m Not A Monster) and Zhao Bin (Painted Skin II: The Resurrection, drama ver. Guns and Roses), the 70 episode drama is tentatively scheduled for a late 2018 premiere on Hunan TV.

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Supporting cast revealed for The Rise of Phoenixes

The casting is now finalised for The Rise of Phoenixes, the upcoming historical drama starring Chen Kun (Chongqing Hot Pot) as an ambitious prince who has his eyes set on the throne and Ni Ni (Suddenly Seventeen) as an intelligent young woman determined to restore her kingdom.

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Chen Kun confirmed for The Rise of Phoenixes


Fun fact: The posters were taken by Chen Man, currently the most sought after fashion photographer in the entertainment industry.

Chen Kun is returning to drama land in a big way – he confirmed a republican espionage drama as his first comeback project, and has now signed on as the male lead in The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权·弈天下, the drama adaption of Tianxia Guiyuan‘s novel of the same name.

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The Rise of Phoenixes prepares to start filming

… and another novel makes it to becoming a drama…

The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权 is preparing to start filming based on the novel of the same name by Tianxia Guiyuan 天下归元.  Those who have read the original source may look forward to developments on this projects.

WARNING: Spoilers below the cut.

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