Secret of the Three Kingdoms is the latest project from screenwriter Chang Jiang (The Advisors Alliance), and stars Ma Tianyu (The Founding of an Army) as the last emperor of Eastern Han and Han Dongjun (Wu Xin: The Monster Killer II) as Sima Yi.
Wan Qian (Guilty of Mind) plays Liu Xie’s empress Fu Shou, who is later deposed and killed after Cao Cao’s men discover a letter to her father which urged him to conspire against warlord Cao Cao (Tse Kwanho), the de factor ruler of China.
Dong Jie (White Deer Plain) plays Tang Ying, wife of the former emperor, who was demoted to Prince of Hongnong after just 4 months on the throne. She’ll have a heart-wrenching love line with Sima Yi (Han Dongjun).
Dong Xuan (Wild Desert) plays Diaochan, an alluring woman who uses her charm and beauty to bring down Dong Zhuo and Lv Bu, two of the most powerful warlords at the time. Diaochan and Cao Cao’s adviser Guo Jia (Sunny Wang) were initially using each other to achieve their own political goals, though the relationship eventually turns romantic.
Liu Xie’s second empress Cao Jie and Cao Pi’s (Tan Jianci) wife Zhen Fu are played by relatively new actresses Wang Yuwen (Rush to the Dead Summer) and Wang Xiaomin (The Night) respectively.
The 40 episode dram is helmed by directors You Dazhi (Case on the Mekong River) and Zheng Weiwen (The Imperial Doctress).