(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this post are jjss08’s, and not Cfensi’s.) In response to my own question…because he still manages to make money off of those other adorable adaptations he makes. Regardless,
this means that I will be in a corner crying while he makes another mockery of history, filming for his new drama Song in the Clouds (adaptation of Tong Hua’s novel. Btw, its prequel Desert Melody still hasn’t been passed by SARFT, partly due to history fans who’s been calling SARFT every day to protest it.) has recently begun. The cast was finalized, with Chen Xiao playing Liu Bingyi and Su Qing playing Xu Pingjun…actually they aren’t the main characters. They’re just my historical favorites (historically speaking). Angelababy will play the actual lead, (Huo) Yunge and Lu Yi will play Liu Fuling, her romantic interest #1, with Du Chun playing Meng Jue, love interest #2. Yang Rong will be playing Huo Chengjun, the evil daughter of Huo Guang (spoiler alert!) who probably would not have been able to be so evil in history, given the fact that she was thirteen when Liu Bingyi became emperor and just sixteen when her mother poisoned Xu Pingjun.
Evidently jjss08 is very hung up over this. The cast is fine – better than Mickey He for Liu Bingyi, of course. And no Yuan Shanshan for Yunge, I suppose.
Also, idarklight is mourning at the fact that the designer for this is the one who did “Beauties of the Emperor” and not the one from “Schemes of a Beauty,” so even the clothes won’t be authentic.