Upcoming drama Princess Jieyou, starring Zhang Xinyi, Yuan Hong, Yuan Wenkang, and Liu Guanxiang, has released a trailer. The story takes place during the reign of Emperor Wu of Han, husband of Empress Wei Zifu, and follows Princess Jieyou as she is sent to the West to the Kingdom of Wusun for the purpose of a diplomatic marriage. There, she encounters many struggles in her new home, not the least of which are the ones she faces as part of her husband’s harem.
Eventually, she prevails and succeeds in reducing Xiongnu influence over this strategically important area, thus aiding the triumph of the Han dynasty over the Xiongnu. Her efforts also contribute to the propagation of Han culture and ideas throughout the Western region. She’s joined by Feng Liao (played by Ye Qing), another Han woman who’s sent along with the princess and also ends up wedding one of the men there. Look below the cut for more stills!