Promo round-up: Upcoming iQiyi dramas

Luoyang – Huang Xuan, Wang Yibo, Song Qian, Song Yi

iQiyi has released a handful of trailers and posters for its upcoming dramas. The successful Light On programme is back for a second round, and the streaming platform has also lumped its romance dramas into a Sweet On schedule, which is set to begin this month. Which dramas are you looking forward to most?

First up is Luoyang, and the trailer is giving me huge The Longest Day in Chang’an vibes. Huang Xuan‘s character seems pretty similar to Lei Jiayin’s, in that they’re both former government officials who are tasked with solving intriguing mysteries.

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Stars attend Tencent awards show in Nanjing

Most of the stars that have had or will have shows broadcast on Tencent attended the event. The actresses have my utmost respect today – it’s currently 2 degrees Celsius in Nanjing. Which look do you like best?

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Wang Yaoqing spoofs GQ covers

Wang Yaoqing vs Li Xian, who did better?

This might be the most fun photoshoot of the year. As the host of the upcoming GQ Men of the Year event, Wang Yaoqing spoofed all the 2020 covers. Other than being funnier, there are two covers of his that I unironically like as fashion magazine covers more than the original.

Wang Yaoqing vs Li Yuchun
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Luo Yunxi, Chen Feiyu’s Immortality releases first looks

Marketed to be Tencent’s next big bromance, Arthur Chen Feiyu and Luo Yunxi‘s Immortality has finally wrapped up filming and released a few character posters.

The drama, featuring Luo Yunxi as a teacher of Chen Feiyu in a battle of good vs evil, was originally sold to be the most expensive BL drama made, we’re not so sure anymore given all the other ones that have came into the mix (such as Zhang Zhehan Gong Jun’s A Tale of the Wanderers, Jing Boran, Song Weilong’s The Society of Four Leaves, and Tan Jianci and Chen Zheyuan’s Winner is King, as well as several big projects in pre-production). I feel like this one has the best team (Ashes of Love CGI and world-building, Tribes and Empires costume designer, World of Dugu director) and most shippable leads, but we’ll have to wait to see who comes out on top in the end.

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June Celebrity Schedules

Luo Yunxi, Immortality

At the beginning of the month many celebrity workshops will put out a tentative schedule to let fans know what they’re up to. Here’s June’s with what film projects everyone’s attached to. Partly due to a pause in filming due to the coronavirus, June is a pretty busy month with almost all A-lister drama actors filming.

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Promo Round-up: Legend of Awakening

Legend of Awakening is loosely based on Hudie Lan’s novel of the same name, and stars Chen Feiyu, Xiong Ziqi, Cheng Xiao and Deng Enxi as young heroes who end up saving the world together.

The 48 episode drama releases 2 eps every Thurs-Sun on iQiyi / Mango TV. English subs will be available on the iQiyi app and later on iQiyi Youtube.

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Legend of Awakening releases MV and teasers

Happy 20th birthday to Chen Feiyu!

Perhaps to celebrate its lead’s 20th birthday, xianxia drama Legend of Awakening released its first video previews today. This includes the MV for the theme song by Wang Sulong (below), as well as previews for the leads on Weibo here.

Chen Feiyu turned down Ever Night 2 for this, so this drama better be worth it.

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