Trailer and stills round-up: Upcoming 2022 iQiyi dramas

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?

Historical spy drama The Wind Blows From Longxi – Chen Kun, Bai Yu

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Chen Kun, Bai Yu, Angelababy, Sun Yi announced for upcoming mystery thriller

It’s funny how all of Ma Boyong’s drama adaptions (Mystery of Antiques, Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Longest Day in Chang’an, upcoming Luoyang) have high production values and star actors I like as leads, yet I just end up dropping all of them. Fingers crossed The Wind Blows from Longxi 风起陇西 can break the curse.

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Final trailer for Chen Kun, Zhou Xun’s The Yinyang Master

The CGI from The Yinyang Master reminds me of Monster Hunt, except this time our hero is a half-mortal half-demon (Chen Kun) who joins hands with his former master (Zhou Xun) to defeat the demon king. William Chan, Wang Likun, Qu Chuxiao, Shen Yue, Wang Zixuan costar.

Playlist of promos

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Chen Kun, Zhou Xun celebrate twenty years of friendship

Longtime besties Chen Kun and Zhou Xun are on the cover of GQ’s February edition to promote their upcoming film The Yinyang Master, which is set to premiere in cinemas on Chinese New Year.

They’ve collaborated 11 times over the past two decades, with Yinyang being their 12th. Wuxia film The Weary Poet, when released, will be their 13th.

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Chen Kun, Xin Zhilei’s office drama releases stills

I’ll be watching it as long as it doesn’t derail like To Dear Myself (another drama about salespeople).

An office politics drama about salespeople, Win The Future (previously Dream of a Salesman) stars Chen Kun and Xin Zhilei as former lovers who find themselves on opposing sides. [Extended Synopsis]

Helmed by Zhang Li, the drama wrapped up filming a week ago.

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Chen Kun, Zhou Xun’s The Yinyang Master releases first teaser

The Yinyang Master 侍神令 is a very loose adaption of Netease RPG game Onmyoji, and stars Chen Kun as Qingming (Abe no Seimei), Zhou Xun as Babai Biqiuni (Yao Bikuni), Qu Chuxiao as Yuan Boya (Hiromasa) and Shen Yue as Shenyue (Kagura). William Chan and Wang Likun costar.

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