The Pavilion is the first of four Light On dramas to go on air – hopefully there are equal parts of repairing family relationships and mystery. Starring Duan Yihong, Hao Lei, Zu Feng, Wu Yue and Bai Yufan, the drama premieres on iQiyi tonight.Continue reading
iQiyi has recently released a teaser featuring its upcoming mystery thrillers:
- Gold Panning – Liao Fan, Chen Feiyu.
- Who Is The Murderer – Xiao Yang, Dong Zijian, Zhao Liying
- Wisher – Feng Shaofeng, Wenqi
- The Pavilion – Duan Yihong, Hao Lei, Zu Feng, Wu Yue, Bai Yufan. Nineteen years ago, the Xuan family’s youngest sister is murdered, and the family is splintered. Almost two decades later, the broken family reunites after the oldest brother becomes the suspect of a fresh murder.
Last year’s Light On program gave us two critically successful dramas in The Bad Kids and The Long Night – any guesses as to which dramas will stand out from the pack this year? (My pick is The Pavilion, based on cast performance alone)
iQiyi has released a handful of trailers and posters for its upcoming dramas. The successful Light On programme is back for a second round, and the streaming platform has also lumped its romance dramas into a Sweet On schedule, which is set to begin this month. Which dramas are you looking forward to most?
First up is Luoyang, and the trailer is giving me huge The Longest Day in Chang’an vibes. Huang Xuan‘s character seems pretty similar to Lei Jiayin’s, in that they’re both former government officials who are tasked with solving intriguing mysteries.Continue reading
The Qin Empire IV is the final instalment of the acclaimed historical drama series, and focuses on the unification of China by Qin Shihuang (Zhang Luyi). Costars include Duan Yihong, Li Naiwen, Zhu Zhu, Xin Baiqing, Zhu Zhu and Vivian Wu.
The drama airs 3 episodes daily on CCTV-8 beginning tonight.Continue reading
For the Holy Guiguzi stars Duan Yihong as Gui Guzi, a Warring States politician and strategist who works to abolish slavery. Qi Wei (No Secrets) costars as the calculating princess of Han, Zu Feng (Remain Silent) plays Gui Guzi’s classmate and Ni Dahong (All Is Well) plays the King of Han.
All 52 episodes are now on Youtube (Eng subs in progress):
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Duan Yihong, and Xiahou Yunshan enact a game of cat and mouse in this promotional photoshoot for their upcoming film The Hunting 猎狐计划, an economics crime thriller based on the same true operation as Wang Kai’s drama of the same name.Continue reading
All eyes are on the gorgeous stars for GQ’s 10th birthday party. Select guests include Jing Boran, He Jiong, Karlie Kloss, Wang Yaoqing, Duan Yihong, William Chan, Wenqi, Qu Chuxiao, Li Yifeng, Chris Li Yuchun, Li Bingbing, Li Qin, Zhu Yilong, Angelababy, Wang Yibo, He Sui, Tan Jianci, Jing Tian, Li Xian, Liu Haoran, Chloe Maayan, Wang Jingchun, Tong Dawei, Zheng Kai, Cai Xukun and Deng Lun.Continue reading
The latest trailer for the fouth and last instalment of the The Qin Empire TV series introduces Ying Zheng’s (Zhang Luyi) conquest in more detail, and introduces new cast members that weren’t featured in the introductory teaser. Liu Jun costars as Zhao Dan, Vivian Wu as Ying Zheng’s grandmother Lady Huayang, Wang Qingxiang as Ying Zheng’s great-grandfather Ying Ji and Ye Xiangming as Lao Ai.
The fourth official installment of historical drama series The Qin Empire 大秦帝国之天下 has released a trailer, revealing an ensemble cast filled with veterans. Zhang Luyi (The Patriot) plays the main protagonist Ying Zheng, the man who would eventually unify China.
N.B: This is not to be confused with the other Qin Empire reboot by Ciwen Media.
National Treasure 国家宝藏 will showcase 27 historical artifacts from 29 different museums across the country with the help of “protectors” (listed below), who will then present the story behind each piece in a short stage performance.
Actors / hosts featured: Zhang Guoli, Tony Leung Ka-fai, Wang Kai, Liu Tao, Li Chen, Duan Yihong, Wang Gang, He Jiong, Ma Su, Qin Hailu, Chen Xiao, Jackson Yi Yangqianxi, Liu Yijun, Guo Tao, Lei Jiayin, Guan Xiaotong, Sa Beining, Cai Guoqing, Ren Zhong, Ning Jing
Theme song: A Thousand Years in One Glance 一眼千年 – Na Ying