Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
This week’s installment of new Ever Night stills. Rumor is that season 2, where the story really goes off the rails (it’s like the The Amber Spyglass vs season 1’s The Golden Compass), might switch out Chen Feiyu. If so I hope they also switch out Song Yiren because her character is supposed to be tall and chubby later on, and I can just not watch it since neither lead is in it.
- the leads are super cute together
- stylized fight scenes
- original soundtrack by Roc Chen ( A Bite of China)
- Song Yiren is perfect for the role
- Chen Feiyu is charming and has some acting potential
- Tong Yao’s gorgeous
- the scenery
- a couple of the supporting cast is great. My favorite is Yin Taosheng as the head of the outpost at the beginning
- first female director + scriptwriter for a male-lead Xianxia drama
Upcoming fantasy wuxia drama Ever Night (Part 1) stars Chen Feiyu, Song Yiren, Yuan Bingyan and Meng Ziyi in the leading roles, and will release 2 episodes every Wed-Fri on Tencent and Youtube beginning tonight. VIP members get a 6 episode head start.
Xianxia epic Ever Night: Dawn of the Empire 将夜：帝国的清晨. released another trailer to announce its streaming on October 31st. The new trailer seems to focus on the male lead, played Chen Feiyu, and his love interests – Song Yiren, Meng Ziyi, Yuan Bingyan, and Tong Yao. We’ve seen a string of xianxia flops, so don’t get your hopes too much despite how pretty it is.
The biggest xianxia/ fantasy wuxia drama starring newcomers, Ever Night将夜, has released a full trailer. Based on the book of the same name by Maoni (Fighter of the Destiny), the series will be released in three parts, with the first one being Ever Night: Dawn of the Empire 将夜：帝国的清晨. Relatively new actors Chen Feiyu, Song Yiren, Sun Zujun, Meng Ziyi, Yuan Bingyan head the cast of seasoned actors like Hu Jun, Leo Lai, Ni Dahong, Adam Cheng, Dylan Kuo, and Tong Yao.
Ning Que is a soldier who has came to the capital to clear his family. Yet when he finds out that his servant Sangsang is the embodiment of Ever Night, the foretold forever nighttime of humanity, the two go on the run.
The series was shot on-location in Xinjiang, an increasingly popular filming location where you can get the desert, vast grasslands, forests, and snowy mountains all in the same location around the same time. If you ignore the whole castle at the beginning, the sets, clothing, and definitely directing/editing appear to be some of the most promising of recent xianxia dramas . The on-location scenery shots are beautiful, the cast seems to have great chemistry based on the trailer, and the romantic BGM is gorgeous.