Hai Lu plays The Last Cook of Imperial China in upcoming drama

Shadows of the Forbidden Palace hides under a lunchbox in this poster by designer Huang Hai.

In The Last Cook 末代厨娘, Hai Lu and Ji Lingchen play a chef and a guard for the young “Emperor” Puyi in the Forbidden Palace after the end of the Qing Dynasty. They try to the best they can in their respective positions as they witness the twilight hours of the Qing dynasty and try to protect what is left in a world falling apart.

The series released its first trailer recently, with no announced airingdate.