The King’s Avatar is now streaming on Tencent

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

How does the CGI here compare to the CGI in L.O.R.D?
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Nothing But Thirty begins filming with Jiang Shuying, Tong Yao and Mao Xiaotong

“I have no riches. I am my own best asset.” – Jiang Shuying as Wang Manni

Nothing But Thirty tells the story of three thirty-year-old women, played by Jiang Shuying, Tong Yao and Mao Xiaotong, who break free from stereotypes and begin to live life the way they want – because they’re only thirty after all. [Extended Synopsis]

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Novoland: Eagle Flag begins streaming today

Novoland: Eagle Flag is the 4th major historical or fantasy drama to drop with barely any notice.

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.

Friday Photos

 Killing All the Crows in the World (The Killing of Three Thousand Crows) 三千鸦杀

Killing All the Crows in the World (The Killing of Three Thousand Crows) 三千鸦杀

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

Actress Li Yuan plays Yuchang, a man posing as a woman, in The Longest Day in Chang’an

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First trailer for Wang Kai’s Held in the Lonely Castle

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.

Tong Liya, Jiang Shuying, Mao Xiaotong cast in female-centric modern drama Nothing But Thirty

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.

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Held in the Lonely Castle releases more stills

Ren Min in this painting-like photo as the princess Zhao Huirou

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.

Ren Min playing a fengshou konghou.

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Promo Round-up: Novoland: Eagle Flag

Novoland: Eagle Flag stars Liu Haoran, Song Zu’er and Chen Ruoxuan as the new generation of young heroes who rise up against the tyrannical warlord Ying Wuyi (Zhang Fengyi). [Extended Synopsis]

The 68 episode drama releases two episodes every Monday to Thursday on Zhejiang TV, while Youku/Tencent members get a 6 episode head start.

Episode 1 preview, Theme song by Ayanga, Liu Haoran BTS, Props & Etiquette, Costumes

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Novoland: Eagleflag releases new promos, sets airing date

Eagle Flag  on top of the carcasses of the previous dramas set in Novoland.

Probably the biggest fantasy drama since ,,  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.

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