An introduction to the characters in The Rise of Phoenixes

Since The Rise of Phoenixes 凰权弈天下 has decided to release stills of the entire main cast, I might as well include some short descriptions for each character.

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 Qian Mi (Painted Skin II: The Resurrection, drama ver. Guns and Roses), the 70 episode drama is tentatively scheduled for a late-2018 premiere on Dragon TV and Zhejiang 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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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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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy unleashes female character posters

I feel like there’s more variety in the female costumes here than the male ones

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released character posters for the female cast.  Starring Shawn Dou, Huang Xuan, Zhou Yiwei, Janice Man, Wan Qian, Xu Lu, Zhang Jianing,  Jiang Qinqin, and Wang Qianyuan, at least these costumes seem to show more color than the male ones…

More below the cut.

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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy unleashes character posters

Male period costuming… getting just as possibly ridiculous if not more so than the female counterpart…

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released character posters for the male cast.  Starring Shawn Dou, Huang Xuan, Zhou Yiwei,, and Wang Qianyuan, I have to say I am not exactly impressed nor am I exactly disappointed either…

More below the cut.

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Chronicle of Life to air

… and I still long for this degree of production quality to be applied to other dynasties….

Chronicle of Life, starring Hawick Lau, Zheng Shuang, Zhang Binbin, Michelle Yim, Zhang Zhixi, Zhang Xiaochen, Wang Ruoxin, and Cheng Yanqiu, will be releasing soon so here are the stills and promotional goodies being released.  This includes the much missed spoiler-trailer below so you have been warned.

Stills tsunami and other goodies below the cut.

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Chronicle of Life aims for release

I have heard that there have been some restrictions on the number of channels that a drama is allowed to air on at the same time now in China which might explain the sudden release flood.  Anybody able to confirm?

Chronicle of Life, starring Hawick Lau, Zheng Shuang, Zhang Binbin, Michelle Yim, Zhang Zhixi, Zhang Xiaochen, Wang Ruoxin, and Cheng Yanqiu, is aiming for a release date on February 1st.  That means that we should be hit by a wave of promotional goodies soon.

More stills below the cut.

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Chronicle of Life releases more stills

See, Yu Zheng… Pink doesn’t HAVE to look overused and terrible!!

Chronicle of Life, starring Hawick Lau, Zheng Shuang, Zhang Binbin, Michelle Yim, Zhang Zhixi, Zhang Xiaochen, Wang Ruoxin, and Cheng Yanqiu, has released more stills.  The costumes and set look so nice so please go light on the angst unless there’s a due need for it… pretty please… *puppy eyes*

More stills below the cut.

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Zheng Shuang, Hawick Lau pretty in pastel in new trailer

It’s okay.  You don’t have to be decked like a peacock to be pretty…

Chronicle of Life, starring Hawick Lau, Zheng Shuang, Zhang Binbin, Michelle Yim, Zhang Zhixi, Zhang Xiaochen, Wang Ruoxin, and Cheng Yanqiu, has released another batch of stills and its first trailer, showing mastery of color control and proving that not everything has to be colorful to be pretty.

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Character posters for Zheng Shuang and Hawick Lau’s “Chronicle of Life” released

Zheng Shuang is adorably pouty as Kangxi’s beloved consort.

Did anyone watch Zheng Shuang and Hawick Lau‘s drama, Cage of Love? The two are co-starring again in upcoming drama “Chronicle of Life,” travelling from the Republican era to the Qing dynasty as Hawick takes on the role of Kangxi. Chronicle of Life is adapted from the novel “A Lonely Space, A Night Longing for Spring 《寂寞空庭春欲晚》. The cast is rounded out by Zhang Binbin, as Nalan Rongnuo, Mi Xue as Kangxi’s grandmother the Empress Dowager Xiaozhuang, and Zhang Xiaochen as Zheng Shuang’s older brother. You can look below the cut for more pictures. Continue reading