Fan Bingbing (I Am Not Madame Bovary) is returning to the small screen with Win the World 赢天下, the latest project from the team behind Empress of China.
The drama will chronicle the life of Ba Qing, the wealthiest woman of the Qin Dynasty. She is known to have provided mercury for the first Emperor of China’s mausoleum, and also funded construction works for the Great Wall.
Gao Yunxiang (Legend of Mi Yue) will play Ying Zheng, the man that unified China. Yan Yikuan (Ice Fantasy) will play Ji Dan, Crown Prince of Yan. Ba Qing was respected by many because she never remarried after her husband’s death, though strangely enough, there was no mention of the character at the press conference.
Costars include Angela Pan(!), Ma Su (Suddenly Seventeen), Lin Peng (Time Raiders), Xu Fan (The Assassin) and Tian Li (The Princess Weiyoung) among others. Is it too much to hope for something better than the travesty that is the Empress of China?