In Lost in 1949(Lost in Love), Chen Kun plays a street smart wastrel who tries to escort his twin brother, a key person to the Communists’ secret plan, safely out of Shanghai. Wan Qian plays a rookie agent who befriends the brothers – it’s also her second time getting involved with twins after Secret of the Three Kingdoms.
Chen Kun(Beautiful Accident) and Wan Qian’s (Guilty of Mind) upcoming drama quietly wrapped up filming in mid-April, and is now going by the official title of Lost in 1949 脱身 (I assume they dropped ‘The/者’ to avoid comparisons with The Disguiser 伪装者).
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.
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.
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.
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. StarringShawn 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…
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…
… 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.
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.
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*