Awakening in Chang’an (native title change to 与君歌) is a Tang dynasty period romance that stars Cheng Yi(Love and Redemption) as the emperor who is able to solidify his power with the help of a pair of sisters played by Zhang Yuxi and Xuan Lu. [Extended Synopsis]
The drama airs two episodes daily on Hunan TV from Sunday to Thursday, and 1 episode on Fridays and Saturdays.
Agarwood Like Crumbs / Immortal Samsara is another deity romance that involves heartbreak and misunderstandings spanning over several lifetimes, and stars Yang Zi and Cheng Yi as leads. [Extended Synopsis]
Update 04/02: H&R Century has reached an agreement with their own artiste Yang Zi for her to take on the role, despite an initial rejection from the actress.
Agarwood Like Crumbs (lit.)沉香如屑 stars Jing Tian(Rattan) as Yan Dan, descendant of the four-leaf lotus, meaning she is a medicinal wonder from head to toe. After transforming into human form, she encounters her love trial in Lord Yingyuan (Cheng Yi).
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?
The Promise of Chang’an is a remake of 2003 classic The Secret History of Xiaozhuang and stars Zhao Yingzi, Cheng Yi and Han Dong in a Tang dynasty love triangle.
The 68 episode drama comes from the director-writer team behind this year’s xianxia romance Love and Redemption, and will release 2 episodes every Thurs-Sat on Tencent. English subs should be available on WeTV.
Xianxia romance Love and Redemption stars Huanrui’s latest star Cheng Yi as a cursed disciple who keeps on getting tortured (I’ve lost count of how many times he’s coughed up blood in all the trailers) and Yuan Bingyan as an ordinary disciple who doesn’t understand the concept of love.
Dream of Chang’an梦醒长安 doesn’t actually have anything to do with Handsome Siblings, but the character setup of sisters being raised by opposing sides and meeting again as enemies definitely sounds similar. Zhang Yuxi plays younger sister Cheng Ruoyu, while Xuan Lu plays older sister Qiu Yanzhi.
The Promise of Chang’an is the Tang Dynasty version of Secret History of Xiaozhuang, and stars Cheng Yi, Zhao Yingzi and Han Dong as the leads. The 61 episode drama has yet to secure an air date. [Extended Synopsis]