Promo Round-up: Maiden Holmes

Update: The drama has been delayed until the 29th.

Chen Yao stars as a maiden who crossdresses to become a detective in order to overturn the case of her family in detective rom-com Maiden Holmes. New actor Zhang Linghe costars as a prince who is ousted from power after losing a key battle.

The 32 episode drama should be English-subbed on WeTV.

Insert song by Chen Yao

Wuxin 3 releases stills, adds new cast members

Chen Yao again crossdresses to play Liu Xuanxi, the older brother of a pair of roles she’ll be playing.

Chen Yao will once more crossdress to play a male character in the latest installment of the Wuxin: The Monster Killer series. The series, a story of the undead Wuxin set in the Tang dynasty, released a set of still recently. Han Dongjun returns as the titular Wuxin in the Tang Dynasty, as does Sui Yongliang as Shang Qingtian. The series also announced Tangren regulars Tan Jianci and Ye Qing as well as Ding Qiao and Niu Junfeng as additions to the cast.

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Luo Yunxi, Chen Feiyu cast in BL-novel adapted drama

Immortality 皓衣行 is based on Roubao Buchi Rou’s novel The Husky and His White Cat Shizun/Teacher 二号和他的白猫师尊. Luo Yunxi plays the grandmaster of the cultivation world while Chen Feiyu is his rebellious disciple who eventually turns over a new leaf. Chen Yao costars as one of the other two disciples.

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Tencent’s new acting variety show releases stills of contestants

Peng Xiaoran (Goodbye My Princess) reenacting Chen Kaige’s Legend of the Demon Cat

Tencent’s upcoming big-budget acting variety show Attention, Actors 演员请就位 (lit.) has hired directors Li Shaohong (Palace of Desires, Dream of Red Mansions 2010), Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine, Legend of the Demon Cat), Guo Jingming (Tiny Times, L.O.R.D) and Zhao Wei (So Young) as judges who will assemble their own team from a group of 58 actors.

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