Chang Chen (Forever Young) has decided to take the plunge into drama land as the lead in fantasy period drama Love and Destiny 三生三世宸汐缘. Ni Ni (The Rise of Phoenixes) costars as the female lead.
The God of War Jiuchen (Chang Chen) has been in a coma for 10,000 years after sealing the Demon Lord’s powers. He is awakened by the innocent Lingxi (Ni Ni), and the two soon fall in love. Jiuchen soon discovers Lingxi was actually born with a malevolent force that would help free the Demon Lord. However, he is unwilling to harm her, and instead helps cleanse Lingxi of the evil force.
Unfortunately their happiness is short-lived, as the Demon Lord has managed to break free from Jiuchen’s spell, and the two immortals must engage in another deadly, high-stakes battle.
The plot summary sounds like a mix of Swords of Legends, Journey of Flower and Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (Eternal Love). I’m disappointed that Chang Chen and Ni Ni chose this as their drama debut and comeback respectively, and so far the only silver lining I can think of is…the acting and the pretty?
Helmed by the team behind Yang Mi’s Eternal Love, the 58 episode drama began filming in late July 2018.
I feel like costume designer Zhang Shuping just recycled the costumes from Lost Love in Times and TLTWTMPB.