Spy Hunter 天衣无缝 comes from screenwriter and author Zhang Yong (The Disguiser) and director Li Lu (In the Name of the People), and has cast up-and-coming actors Qin Junjie (The Glory of Tang Dynasty) and Xu Lu (Candle in the Tomb: Weasel Grave) as leads.
Spy Hunter is based on Zhang Yong’s Guiwan’s Diary, the last book in her acclaimed spy novel trilogy that also consisted of Imminent Crisis (Wallace Chung led the drama adaption) and The Disguiser. Translations of related excerpts can be found here.
1931, Spring. The Communists have set up communication stations in Shanghai, Guangdong and Harbin, and agents ‘Ashtray’ / Guiwan (Xu Lu) and ‘Jade Porcelain’ (Ah Cheng from The Disguiser) are also trying to set up a station in Paris. Unfortunately, there was a traitor in their midst, and Guiwan is killed as a result (perhaps a fake death?)
Guiwan’s half-brothers Zi Liping (Qin Junjie) and Gui Yi (Hu Haifeng) work together to set up an intricate revenge plan, intending to capture the traitor and reopen the communication station. Supporting leads include Zhang Zhixi (The Advisors Alliance) as Fang Yifan, Zhu Gangriyao (Love Actually) as Zi Li’an and Mo Xiaoqi (The Insanity) as Su Mei.
Lu Yi (Blind Date) will be guest starring as main antagonist Zi Liqun, and his In the Name of the People costars Hu Jing, Wu Gang, Xu Yajun, Li Jianyi, Zhang Kaili, Ding Haifeng and Xu Wenguang will also be seen in the drama. Other familiar faces who will be making special appearances include Ding Yongdai (emperor in Nirvana in Fire), Wu Yue (mistress in The First Half of My Life), Tong Liya and Qian Yongchen, who will be playing a member of the Ming family.