I already love the trailer for The Longest Day in Chang’an, and despite director Cao Dun’s terrible track record in controlling the pacing of a show, I’m still hoping this will turn out to be a solid mystery drama. Lei Jiayin plays a former officer turned prisoner on death row who is hired by Yi Yangqianxi to find the culprit behind a terror plot within 24 hours. [Extended Synopsis]
The supporting cast consists of familiar faces from Tribes and Empires, while Djimon Hounsou makes an appearance as Elder Ge, a human trafficker.
Zhou Yiwei as Long Bo, the follower of a foreign religion who has an ulterior motive.
Han Tongsheng as He Zhizhang, a great poet and the crown prince’s tutor
Lu Fangsheng as Yao Runeng, a seemingly reserved official who has a love for literature.
Yu Ailei as Yuanzai, an astute merchant who is willing to use underhanded methods to make a fortune.
Cai Lu as Cui Qi
Zhao Wei as Xu Bin, head of Jing’an Bureau (anti-terror department)
Feng Jiayi as Li Longji, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
Wu Xiaoliang as Cao Poting, a Turkish warrior who enters the capital disguised as a Tang citizen.
Reyizha as Tan Qi, Li Bi’s loyal maid who initially has unrequited affections for her master.
Wang Herun as Wen Ran, owner of a perfume shop and only daughter of Zhang Xiaojing’s former superior.
Li Yuan as Yuchang
Ai Ru as Wang Yunxiu, daughter of a powerful general
Xu Lu as Yang Yuhuan, Li Longji’s favourite consort
Gao Ye as Li Xiangxiang
Wang Sisi as Tong’er
Qu Zhazha as Xu Hezi