The Ideal City 理想之城 stars Sun Li (I Will Find You A Better Home) as Su Xiao, a quantity surveyor who claws her way back up the ladder in the male-dominated architecture industry after undergoing various tribulations. Mark Chao plays her love interest Xia Ming.
Based on the novel by Ruohua Ranran and directed by Liu Jin (The Perfect Partner), the 40 episode drama recently wrapped up filming.
Sword Snow Stride has released stills of its supporting cast. The wuxia drama stars Zhang Ruoyun as a martial arts hero turned general and Li Gengxi as his slave (and maybe love interest?). Costars include Hu Jun, Zhang Tian’ai, Li Chun, Dong Jie and more.
My Best Friend’s Story stars Liu Shishi and Ni Ni as friends who support each other through thick and thin. I’m halfway through the other friendship drama Dear Missy, and I think it would be wise to view this as a drama that focuses on each of the female lead’s romances, with a touch of womance sprinkled on top.
The 38 episode drama airs 2 episodes daily on CCTV-8.
The Controllers has been renamed to The Confidence 阳光之下, and stars Peng Guanying and Cai Wenjing in a cat-and-mouse game between a deranged criminal and a heroine who doesn’t suffer from Stockholm syndrome.
The 40 episode drama released 4 episodes this afternoon for Mango TV members – it should be officially available for international viewers in a couple of days.
Acclaimed melodrama Too Late To Say I Love You costars Wallace Chung and Li Xiaoran will be playing reunited lovers in For the Rest of My Life 往后余生 (lit.), an adaption of Feiwo Sicun’s novel of the same name.
Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, The Message tells the story of five suspects who are locked in a mansion as the Japanese try to find out who among them is the spy.
Starring Xu Lu, Janice Man, Zhou Yiwei (face photoshopped onto Zhao Lixin after the actor was blacklisted), Zhang Zhijian and Tony Yang, the drama announced its premiere 2 hours before premiering on Beijing TV last night. The drama should be available on an official Youtube channel soon.
Based on the wuxia novel of the same name by Wen Ruian, Heroes 说英雄谁是英雄 follows the adventures of young lad Wang Xiaoshi (Zeng Shunxi) as he journeys through jianghu and befriends the morally ambiguous Bai Choufei (Liu Yuning), Wenrou (Yang Chaoyue) and Su Mengzhen (Baron Chen).
Directed by Li Muge (Goodbye My Princess), the drama is still filming.
Li Yitong and Jin Chen‘s female friendship drama Dear Missy covers the girls’ high school years and eventual reunion after a decade-long separation. Produced by Sugarman (Hikaru no Go remake, Somewhere Only We Know), the drama will begin streaming on iQiyi tonight.
Like A Flowing River 2 will continue to focus on Song Yunhui’s (Wang Kai) climb up the corporate ladder, Lei Dongbao’s (Yang Shuo) rural reforms and Yang Xun’s (Dong Zijian) entrepreneurial journey. Yang Caiyu costars as Liang Sishen, Song Yunhui’s colleague and second wife.
The 39 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV beginning tonight (20th CN time).