iQiyi recently released trailers and posters for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas and/or on television networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?
Over the past week, Mango TV, Tencent and iQiyi have released teasers and promos for select dramas that will probably air next year (follow the links for more information). Which ones are you looking forward to most?
Ju Jingyi is cuter than ever in the trailer for her latest drama, In a Class of Her Own 漂亮书生 with Song Weilong. I feel like this might be the drama with her that has the best (aka least) filters? [Extended Synopsis]
Ju Jingyi might have two dramas streaming at the same time with both this and The Blooms at Ruyi Pavilion releasing promo materials recently.
Modern wuxia rom-com Sweet Tai Chi 淑女飘飘拳. set to be released soon on Youku, released its first trailer. Based on the book of the same name, the series stars Bi Wenjun (In a Class of Her Own) and Sun Qian (Meteor Garden) and is set to be released soon on Youku. Extended synopsis here.
Set in an alternate universe where dragon princes compete in the Olympics and manhua fans become entangled in jianghu clan fights, Sweet Tai Chi 淑女飘飘拳 is the first modern wuxia rom-com since I believe The Legend of Brown Sugar Chivalries. Based on the book of the same name, the series stars Bii (In a Class of Her Own) and Sun Qian (Meteor Garden) and is set to be released soon on Youku. Synopsis and stills below:
Feng Piaopiao seems ladylike enough to the rest of the world – artistic, well-read, musically-inclined, and always carrying a book with her. But between the tomes are hidden manhua, and all her paintings and calligraphy are actually by her grandfather. When she accidentally saves a classmate Wei Chu with Tai chi learned from her grandfather, she realizes that her skills are far more advanced than she had thought. From then on, her life becomes entangled with that of Wei Chu and Tai chi. Yet because her grandfather once betrayed his Tai-chi clan, she must constantly chose whether to use her skills to save lives at the risk of their identity be revealed. Soon, she learns that Wei Chu has a secret of his own – he is the heir to the same Tai chi clan that her grandfather once betrayed. Will he find out her secret first before she figures out how to clear her grandfather’s name?
In A Class Of Her Own 云上学堂 is an adaption of Korean drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and stars Ju Jingyi(New Madam White Snake) as a girl from a poor family who earns money by writing essays for students. She impresses Feng Chengjun (Song Weilong), son of the kingdom’s chancellor, and is tricked into attending a boys-only academy. While there, she also befriends Lei Zexin (Wang Ruichang) and Yu Lexuan (Bi Wenjun).