Yang Yang and Jiang Shuying’s The King’s Avatar is now available with all sorts of subtitles on Netflix here. I haven’t watched it yet but I’ve heard high praises for it, especially for keeping the suspense and interest going without a forced romance.
Yang Yang and Jiang Shuying’s online gaming drama The King’s Avatar has premiered on Tencent. The 40 episode drama releases 2 episodes every Wednesday to Friday, and VIP members get a 6 episode head start. English subs will be available on Viki and possibly Tencent’s Youtube channel.
Theme song by new Tencent boyband R1SE
The long-awaited fantasy drama Novoland: Eagle Flag began airing today. As with all last minute announcements, there is a lack of promos, so here’s the last round-up post I did before they pulled the show off air in early June.
The 56 episode drama will release 2 episodes from Tuesday to Thursday this week, and then release 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday beginning next week. Watch the show on Youku and Tencent (both region-blocked) and on a two-day delay on Youtube on this channel.
Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
Held in the Lonely Castle has released its first teaser, and shows a conflicted Emperor Renzong of Song (Wang Kai) who must balance the pressure of reform and performing his royal duties with the desire to be a good father to Huirou (Ren Min). Costars include Jiang Shuying, Yang Le, Bian Cheng and Yu Entai.
Update: Tong Liya has quit the project.
Starring Tong Liya, Jiang Shuying and Mao Xiaotong, Nothing But Thirty 三十而已 revolves around three vastly different women who are all on the cusp of turning 30, and decide to break the stereotype and take matters into their own hands.
Song dynasty drama Held in the Lonely Castle 孤城闭 released a new set of stills to celebrate its five months so far of filming.
Directed by Zhang Kaizhou (The Story of Minglan) , the historical drama is about the Emperor Renzong of Song’s struggle to balance the factions both within and outside his palace while trying to push through new reforms. The series stars Wang Kai, Jiang Shuying, Ren Min, and Bian Cheng.
The 68 episode drama releases two episodes every Monday to Thursday on Zhejiang TV, while Youku/Tencent members get a 6 episode head start.
Probably the biggest fantasy drama since Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy,, Novoland: Eagle Flag九州缥缈录 has finally announced a release date. The star-studded series stars Liu Haoran, Song Zu’er, Chen Ruoxuan, Jiang Shuying, Xu Qing, Zhang Fengyi, Wang Ou, Li Guangjie, and Chen Haoyu.
The series will air on June 3rd unless Novoland also starts a trade war with China.