Cai Wenjing, Peng Guanying’s crime thriller releases first trailer

Loosely based on Xiancheng’s novel of the same name, The Controllers stars Cai Wenjing and Liu Kai as the protagonists who work together with police to bring down the criminal organisation led by Fu Shenxing (Peng Guanying). [Extended Synopsis]

First set of stills for Zhang Ruoyun, Wang Ou’s upcoming Republican drama

Stills have been released for Awakening of Insects, an upcoming Republican espionage drama from the writer of Sparrow 麻雀. The 45 episode drama stars Zhang Ruoyun, Wang Ou, Sun Yizhou, Kan Qingzi and Wang Longzheng. [Extended Synopsis]

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Promos Round-Up: A Little Love Song

Beating The Prince of Tennis to stream this summer is another tennis-themed drama,  A Little Love Song 我的盖世英雄.  The drama tells of childhood friends and tennis buddies played by Ren Youlun and Liao Yuchen as they support each other in their sports and life journey. Two free episodes are available every Friday, Saturday on iQiyi here. It’s not region blocked at least for the US.

Trailer below:

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Promo Round-up: Over the Sea I Come To You

Come to sunny California to study in the latest drama exploring the plight of Chinese students abroad, but this time with their parents in the mix.  poster edit: 手可摘星檀

Over the Sea I Come To You 带着爸爸去留学 features Sun Honglei and Zeng Shunxi in a problematic father-son relationship. Xin Zhilei and Jiang Yiyi and Liu Mintao and Tan Jianci costar as the other two parent-child combos. [Extended Synopsis]

The 46 episode drama premieres tonight on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV.

Trailer 1

This final trailer is awesome:

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Yang Mi, Zhang Binbin, Liu Ruilin star in espionage drama Storm Eye

Yang Mi is finally starring in a drama opposite one of her own employees!

Modern espionage drama Storm Eye暴风眼 released its first stills today featuring its leading team of investigators played by Yang Mi, Zhang Binbin, and Liu Ruilin.

Zhang Bingbin play a member of the national defense team who must collaborate with the local police department headed by Yang Mi to investigate a case of industrial espionage of a new material that is of vital national security importance.

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Mystery series Horizontal Tower releases one-shot concept teaser

When a murder takes place in  a high rise, everyone is a suspect. 

With directors and a cast riveling that of a mid-budget film, whodunnit mystery series Horizontal Tower 摩天大楼 is the latest innovation in Internet series.  The series will be filmed by three directors – Leste Chen , Matt Wu, and Chao-Jen Hsu  – who will film the stories of the various characters separately.  The whole show will be told from the perspective of all nine suspects living on the same floor of a skyscrapper, giving the audience plenty of time to try and guess who did it.  Yang Zishan and Guo Tao play the detectives while Angelababy guest stars as the victim.

First trailer for Wang Kai’s Held in the Lonely Castle

Held in the Lonely Castle has released its first teaser, and shows a conflicted Emperor Renzong of Song (Wang Kai) who must balance the pressure of reform and performing his royal duties with the desire to be a good father to Huirou (Ren Min). Costars include Jiang Shuying, Yang Le, Bian Cheng and Yu Entai.

First trailer for Yang Yang, Li Yitong’s upcoming military drama

It seems like the training Yang Yang took part in for Glory of the Special Forces has paid off, because the first trailer looks pretty good. Li Yitong also made an official appearance at the Tencent press conference, and has confirmed that she will be playing Ai Qianxue, the hero’s main love interest. [Extended Synopsis]

Wang Kai, Wang Ou, Liu Yijun cast in upcoming thriller Hunting

Both actors recently wrapped up filming for Held in the Lonely Castle and The Awakening of Insects respectively.

It’s a The Disguiser reunion! Wang Kai, Wang Ou, Liu Yijun and Hu Jun have been cast in Linmon Pictures’ upcoming modern thriller Hunting 猎狐, a drama that revolves around the investigation of cross-border economic crimes. It’s loosely based on the “Sky Net Investigation 天网行动” that sent over a hundred Interpol red notices for mostly corruption crimes.

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More Gorgeous Outfits from Princess Silver

All of Zhang Xueying outfits look meticulously designed while still looking natural.

Princess Silver easily has my favorite costume and make-up so far this year. Zhang Xueying alone has over 40 outfits, every one of which looks beautiful on her. I’m on the fence about the one dress with ruffles, but every other outfit for all the leads does a great job of using pastels, patterns, fabric , and small modifications to give the series a unique look while making it still look within the realm of hanfu.

Love the use of ombre in their outfits here.

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