A Tale of Two Phoenixes 凤囚凰 is preparing to start filming. Based on the novel of the same name by Tianyi Youfeng 天衣有风 and produced by Yu Zheng. He has stated that Yang Rong and new actor Merxat will be playing the leads Chuyu and Rongzhi respectively, though knowing Yu Zheng, anything can change.
More character designs below the cut and (WARNING!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.
This drama seems to take place in 464 during the Northern and Southern Dynasties in the Southern Dynasty of Liu Song. Liu Ziye gained the throne and ruled tyrannically while his sister of the same mother, Princess Shanyin (Liu Chuyu) lived a degenerated life of luxury.
Tianji Tower desired to replace the emperor and sent disciple Chuyu, who resembled the princess to take her place and support Liu Yu. Chuyu eventually met an individual named Rongzhi who she eventually developed feelings for. Eventually, they were able to obtain success with Liu Ziye being killed and the real princess also dying during the change of power.
Unfortunately, Chuyu had grown tired of plotting and no longer desired to return to Tianji Tower so Rongzhi took her to a border country, learning that Rongzhi was actually the trusted aid of the Empress Dowager of Northern Wei, working under cover to overthrow the country. Rongzhi initially chooses power over love, but is unable to forget Chuyu. The two eventually professed their love for each other and choose to leave the past behind them.