A tour of the palaces in Ruyi, Part 7

Chuxiu Palace official residence of Yihuan (Chen Haoyu) and Meiruo (Zhang Jianing).

Xianfu Palace – official residence of Gao Xiyue (Tong Yao) and Lady Bai’ergesi (Liu Meitong).

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Main cast confirmed for Zhao Liying’s upcoming period drama

Daylight Entertainment’s upcoming female-centric historical drama Don’t you know? The green should be plump and the red lean has secured a solid lineup led by Zhao Liying (Princess Agents), Feng Shaofeng (Ice Fantasy Destiny) and Zhu Yilong (The Queen Returns).

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New visually stunning trailer for Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy

I’ve been trying to keep my expectations low for Tribes and Empires, but the release of another fantastic trailer isn’t helping.

Huang Xuan (Extraordinary Mission) stars the half-human half-spirit prince Muyun Sheng, Shawn Dou (The Last Race) is the abandoned son of a loyal general and Zhou Yiwei (The Insanity) plays the heir of one of the nomadic tribes. Their love interests are played by Janice Man, Xu Lu and Zhang Jianing respectively.

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An introduction to the characters in Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace

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For Zhou Xun’s sake, I hope this drama will live up to expectations.

Historical romance drama Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 后宫·如懿传, also known as the sequel to Empresses in the PalaceLegend of Zhenhuan 后宫·甄嬛传, has finally released the full supporting cast list.

I have translated the plot, character descriptions and ranks below. All the information I have gathered is based on the original novel. A word of warning that some of the characters’ endings are also included, so do proceed with caution.

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Storm of Prophecy plays up the romance in couple posters

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Readers, what are your opinions on these posters?

Despite the lacklustre character stills, I think Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy has still got it – I love the traditional look of these new posters, which feature all the romantic pairings in the drama.

The 80 episode fantasy drama is helmed by cinematographer turned director Cao Dun, and is aiming to broadcast on Hunan TV at the beginning of 2017. New stills, posters and character descriptions below the cut.

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Storm of Prophecy continues to rule with new trailer

My most anticipated drama of the year, Empires and Tribes: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记, released its second trailer today.  The cinematography is still jaw-dropping, and the longer trailer gives us a glimpse at the cast.  I’m especially impressed by the performance of antagonists Wang Qianyuan and Wan Qian.

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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy begins the journey to a new world

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One of Chinese literature’s biggest mythical world is finally being brought to life.

An universe with its own stars and creation story,  the mythical land of Novoland 九州 (you may know it as the setting of City of Hopeless Love) is finally getting its first real TV adaptation with  Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记.  The novel by Novoland co-founder Jin Hezai is the first of a series of novels of  set in Novoland to be adapted on the screen.

The story follows the brotherhood of a imprisoned half-human half-spirit prince (Huang Xuan),  an abandoned son of a general (Shawn Dou), and the heir of a slaughtered tribe (Zhou Yiwei)  as they uncover the secrets of their past and seek both revenge and justice for the ones they love.

The rest of the stellar cast includes Janice Man, Xu Lu, Wan Qian Qian, Zhang Jianing, Wang Qianyuan, and Jiang Qinqin.

Minor roles are played by  Zhang Jingchu,  Yu Haoming,  Kan Qingzi, Peng Guanying, Gu Xuan,  Reyizha, Sun Jian, and Li Zifeng.

“Young Doctors” fixes up top celebs

Clearly the type of people you would trust with your life in the ER.

Clearly the type of people you would trust with your life in the ER.

The ER may seem hectic and stressful, but it sure feels a lot better when your patients include Sun Honglei, Qiao Zhenyu, Chen He, Wen Zhang, Huo Siyan, Ma Su, Yao Di, etc.   Director Zhao Baogang‘s latest production, Young Doctors 青年医生, focus on four young doctors and their younger residents in the ER –   Ren Zhong, Zhang Li, Zhang Duo, Wang Yang,  Du Jiang, Zhang Jianing,  Zhou Fang.  The series has released several sets of cute posters for the various leads.

Fair warning: the photoshoots are a lot better than the series itself, but that may just be because I’ve only been skipping to Zhang Ze/Zhou Fang parts.

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