Posters for Hu Yitian, Zhang Yunlong’s upcoming Republican detective drama

My Roommate is a Detective costars Hu Yitian and Zhang Yunlong team up again in new Republican mystery Checkmate 民国大侦探. The drama will be retaining their detective + rich police officer characterisations from the first collaboration.

The first season will be based on the following eight cases selected from Agatha Christie’s Poirot series:

  • Murder on the Orient Express
  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Cat Among the Pigeons
  • One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  • Five Little Pigs
  • The Kidnapped Prime Minister from Poirot Investigates
  • Three Act Tragedy
  • Curtain

The first season is set to run for 24 episodes, and began filming last week.

Hu Yitian as Situ Yan, the Chinese version of Poirot
Zhang Yunlong as Luo Shaochuan
Zhang Xinyu as Zhou Mowan. She will have a bickering romance with Situ Yan. Can we hope for a better written female lead in this drama compared to what we got in Roommate?
Xuan Yan as reporter Jin Qiming
Shen Yuxuan as Zou Jingxuan

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