Screenwriter and novelist Hai Yan has teamed up with Daylight Entertainment again to produce The Wind Blows in Changlin, a sequel to 2015 hit drama Nirvana in Fire.
Huang Xiaoming (A Life Time Love) plays Xiao Pingzhang, son of Tingsheng, the Prince of Changlin and general of the Liang dynasty’s most powerful army. Just like their predecessors in the original, the Changlin army falls into a trap set up by corrupt officials led by Xun Baishui (Bi Yanjun), the empress (Mei Ting) and undercover spy Pu Yangying (Guo Jingfei). Pu Yangying tries to wipe out the Changlin army by poisoning all the water wells, and from the trailer, it seems like Xiao Pingzhang sacrifices himself to save younger brother Xiao Pingjing, played by Liu Haoran (Founding of an Army).
The fate of the country is in the hands of a gullible child (Hu Xianxu) once the emperor (Liu Jun) passes away, and Xiao Pingjing must prove Changlin’s loyalty to the current ruler before they suffer the same fate as the Chiyan Army. He’ll be helped by his love interest Lin Xi (Zhang Huiwen), sister-in-law Meng Qianxue (Tong Liya) and loyal general Xun Feizhan (Zhang Bo).
The Wind Blows in Changlin will be airing sometime next year (or late this year, depending on Dragon TV’s schedule) as a weekly drama.
Xiao Pingzhang, oldest son of Tingsheng.
Meng Qianxue, grand-niece of General Meng Zhi and wife of Xiao Pingzhang.
Lin Xi, a physician with a mysterious background.
Xiao Tingsheng, Prince of Changlin, adopted son of Xiao Jingyan.
Xiao Yuanqi, an ambitious prince and rival of Xiao Pingjing.
Empress Xun, sister of corrupt official Xun Baishui.
Xun Feizhan, a loyal general and powerful martial artist.
Pu Yangying, Xun Baishui’s cunning adviser who is a survivor of the plague that wiped out the Kingdom of Yeqin.
Xun Baishui, a corrupt official who supports Xiao Yuanqi and wants the Prince of Changlin’s military powers for himself.
Mo Zihou, Xiao Yuanqi’s uncle and ally of Xun Baishui and Pu Yangying.
Xun Anru, an innocent and kind-hearted noble lady who is pushed into politics by her lover Xiao Yuanqi and ambitious father Xun Baishui.
Current emperor, son of Xiao Jingyan (appeared as a child in the last episode of Nirvana in Fire).
Xiao Yuanshi, crown prince and future emperor of Liang.