Held in the Lonely Castle releases more stills

Ren Min in this painting-like photo as the princess Zhao Huirou

Song dynasty drama Held in the Lonely Castle 孤城闭 released a new set of stills to celebrate its five months so far of filming.

Directed by Zhang Kaizhou (The Story of Minglan) , the historical drama is about the Emperor Renzong of Song’s struggle to balance the factions both within and outside his palace while trying to push through new reforms. The series stars Wang Kai, Jiang Shuying, Ren Min, and Bian Cheng.

Ren Min playing a fengshou konghou.

This photo makes me want a Midnight in Paris but in Song or Tang dynasty China.

Wang Kai as the Emperor Renzong of Song

Jiang Shuying the Empress

Bian Cheng, Ye Zuxin as two eunuchs

Zhang Tian’ai as Concubine Zhang

Wang Churan as Concubine Zhang

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