Posters, stills, and photoshoots that caught our eyes this week. Feel free to share your own finds in the comments!(more…)
Writer-director Chen Sicheng has grand plans to create his own Detective Chinatown Universe, and the web drama is his first attempt at bringing the series out of cinema and onto the small screen.
The 12 episode web drama comes from Sam Quah, the director of well-received crime thriller Sheep Without a Shepherd and releases 1 episode a day every Wed-Sat beginning today.(more…)
Supervised and written by the Detective Chinatown film series’ director Chen Sicheng, the web drama version stars Roy Qiu as a private investigator. Janine Chang, Chen Zheyuan, Cheng Xiao and Deng Enxi costar. The 12 episode series will revolve around four cases, all set in different locations and directed by different up-and-coming directors.(more…)
Photographer Yin Chao used wet plate processing and large format cameras to recreate vintage Qing-dynasty looks for currently streaming series Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace. (FYI The camera was invented after Qianlong’s death, but there are definitely photos of later Qing dynasty harems) . Watch the series starring Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo on Youtube here. (more…)
Not much material has been released for Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace because the air date was announced on such short notice, but having this post up gives me some sense of closure (I’m pretty sure I’ve posted about this drama more than 20 times over the past two years).
A record of the failed marriage between the Step-Empress and the Qianlong Emperor.
Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo’s Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace has confirmed a premiere date of August 20th!
Despite all the controversies surrounding this drama, I’m still pretty excited to see the final product. The ~88 episode drama will air 2 episodes on Tencent every Monday-Thursday and VIP members will get a 6 episode head start. No plans have been made for its broadcast on television.
Never Say Goodbye 不说再见 is an upcoming drama series that stars Ren Jialun (The Destiny of White Snake) as a police officer who is given a dangerous undercover mission. Janine Chang (Here to Heart) plays his love interest Ou Kexin, a wilful fashion designer and the drug kingpin’s daughter.