The Advisors Alliance stars Wu Xiubo as Sima Yi, a politician and strategist of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period. Sima Yi served as a strategist to three rulers, including warlord Cao Cao (Yu Hewei) and Kings Cao Pi (Li Chen) and Cao Rui (Liu Huan).
The drama will focus on Sima Yi’s legendary life as he moved up the ranks from young strategist to powerful regent and de facto ruler of the Wei Kingdom.
Political machinations within the royal court will form the core of the story, as will Sima Yi’s relationships with principal wife Zhang Chunhua (Liu Tao) and concubine Bai Lingyun (Janine Chang). Other major characters featured in the trailer include Cao Cao’s loyal advisers Xun Yu (Wang Jinsong) and Yang Xiu (Zhai Tianlin) and Cao Pi’s consorts Lady Zhen (Zhang Zhixi) and Guo Zhao (Tang Yixin).
The Advisors Alliance has been filming since February, and is confirmed for a 2017 broadcast on Beijing TV and Jiangsu TV.