The remake of Bai Baihe’s hit drama film is titled Living Toward the Sun 向阳而生 and stars Jiang Xin as Xiong Dun, an illustrator who published her struggles with terminal cancer through a humorous series of cartoons. Gao Weiguang stars as the heroine’s dreamy doctor and subject of her hilarious fantasies.(more…)
Three Lives Three Worlds: The Pillow Book 三生三世枕上书 stars Dilraba as fox spirit Fengjiu who intends to repay a debt of gratitude to the revered deity Donghua (Gao Weiguang). Part of their story was included in Eternal Love, and this drama will probably be filling in the gaps. Yang Mi reprises her role as Bai Qian in a guest appearance.
Ma Yili (The First Half of My Life) and Gao Weiguang (Candle in the Tomb: The Wrath of Time) star in either the Chinese remake of Australian murder mystery series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (based on the books by Kerry Greenwood). Ma Yili plays Su Wenli, a wealthy private detective in Republican China who solves all sorts of mysteries with the help of her maid, assistant, butler, and her best friend, a medical doctor. She’s joined by detective Luo Qiuheng (Gao Weiguang), who at first finds her behavior off-putting but eventually grow to admire her independence and wits.
Titled Miss S 爱思小姐探案集 , the series will initially feature 15 mysteries, but I’m guessing they’re hoping for a sequel if it does well. The series will be directed by Deng Ke (Seven Versions of Myself ) and produced by Tencent Entertainment.
Candle in the Tomb: The Wrath of Time is a mystery drama based on Tianxia Bachang’s novel series of the same name, and focuses on the generation of robbers before Hu Bayi (played by Jin Dong, Chen Kun, Mark Chao etc. in various adaptions).
The team is led by grave robber Chen Yulou (Pan Yueming) and includes his right-hand-woman Miss Hong (Xin Zhilei) and Zhe Gushao (Gao Weiguang), the last descendant of the Banshan Clan who wants to find a magical pearl that can free his clan from a deadly curse.
Based on the seventh book in Tianxia Bachang’s Ghost Blows out the Light novel series, The Wrath of Time 鬼吹灯之怒晴湘西 stars Pan Yueming (Day & Night) as Chen Yulou, a grave robber who decides to explore the Yuan Dynasty tombs in Xiangxi.
Legend of Fuyao is the upcoming period fantasy drama starring Yang Mi (Brotherhood of Blades II) as Meng Fuyao, the cenral figure in a complicated love heptagon. Ethan Ruan (Candle in the Tomb – Weasel Grave) plays Zhangsun Wuji, the prince of Wuji Kingdom who also has a mysterious connection to the Firmament.