Ni Ni, Deng Lun cast in time-travelling romance The Night Wanderer

iQiyi web drama Night Wanderer 夜旅人 follows the love story between a medical examiner in 2016 (Ni Ni) and a Republican-era lawyer from 1936 (Deng Lun). The magic happens in the old Shanghai apartment no.699, as the lovebirds take turns traversing between the intriguing world of Republican Shanghai and the fascinating modern era.

Directed by Wan Liyang (second director of Ordinary Glory) and written by Chen Maoxian (Ready or Not), the 36 episode web drama began filming yesterday.

Friday Photos

Dilraba back in a crown again. It’s a pity Dolce & Gabbana were so racist because it really is the major fashion house that fits her best.

Photoshoots, stills, and images that caught our eyes recently. What caught yours?

THE9’s Babymonster An Qi in this beautiful Miao-inspired dress. This costume designer should make dresses for the red carpet. photo cr: 屿光同尘-安崎
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Guo Jingming’s Onmyoji adaptation releases trailer

Guo Jingming’s Onmyoji 阴阳师 adaptation released its first trailer today to prepare for its Christmas opening. I don’t know why Hollywood continues to build crappy sets like this one for Shang-Chi when even a Guo Jingming CGI-fest looks like this.

The film stars Mark Zhao, Deng Lun, Wang Ziwen, Chun Xia, and Wang Duo. How does this compare to Chen Kun and Zhou Xun’s Yinyang Master, which has the same name in Chinese?

Government-endorsed COVID-19 drama series releases trailer

Standing Together 在一起 revolves around China’s pandemic response, and will be split into 10 X 2 episode stories:

  • The Turning Point: Zhou Yiwei, Tan Zhuo, Zhang Tian’ai, Mei Ting
  • Ferryman: Lei Jiayin, Ni Ni, Zhang Jingchu, Jiang Xin
  • Rescuer: Zhu Yawen, Xu Lu
  • Together: Yang Yang, Zhao Jinmai, Zhang Yunlong, Ren Zhong
  • 24 Hour Search: Huang Jingyu, Li Xiaoran
  • Wuhan People: Liu Mintao, Jia Nailiang, Ni Dahong
  • Fangcang Hospital: Jin Dong, Sun Jiayu, Mao Xiaohui
  • I Am Dalian: Deng Lun, Li Qin, Dong Jie, Liu Lin
  • Face Mask: Hai Qing, Feng Shaofeng, Dong Xuan
  • Construction of Huoshenshan: Chen Shu

The drama is slated to premiere on all major television networks in October.

Mark Chao, Deng Lun star in Guo Jingming’s Onmyoji adaptation

Mark Zhao and Deng Lun solve crimes between the living and the dead in this fantasy series.

Mark Zhao, Deng Lun, Wang Ziwen, Chun Xia, and Wang Duo are starring in director Guo Jingming’s latest film series, ancient fantasy Onmyoji 阴阳师, based on the novel series of the same name by Baku Yumemakura. Two films are currently scheduled in the series.

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Promo Round-up: Blossom in Heart

Deng Lun and Li Yitong’s Republican-era romance begins streaming today on Youtube here (with English subs). The drama follows your tried-and-true romance of talented girl meets flamboyant heir with plenty of family drama in a turbulent time.  Extended synopsis here.

Ending theme by Deng Lun X Alan More trailers and BTS;  Final trailer:

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Wang Kai, Wang Junkai, Wang Yuan, Deng Lun, Rocket Girls, R1SE films documentaries for non-profit causes

   Tencent recently filmed a series of documentaries featuring celebrities raising awareness for non-profit causes.  Wang Kai, Wang Junkai, Wang Yuan, Deng Lun, Rocket Girls, R1SE raised awareness for causes from reducing ocean pollution to building libraries in underserved communities. Each documentary also came with corporations matching donations by fans.

Wang Kai teaches you how to reduce plastic waste to reduce ocean pollution

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