Jiuliu Overlord stars Bai Lu(Love is Sweet) as a mob boss and Lai Yi(The King’s Avatar) as a rich silk merchant with a secret identity. Initially rivals, the two learn to work together and eventually defeat the unscrupulous merchants, returning peace to the city.
The 48 episode drama releases two episodes every Friday to Sunday on WeTV.
The city of Chengdu flourished in the late Tang dynasty as the start of the “Southwest Silk Road.” When a mysterious burglery shakes the city, the city’s two overlords are pitted against each other. On the one side, there is mob boss Long Aoyi (Bai Lu). She represents the Lower Jiuliu, the lower class consisting of entertainers, seamstresses, candy sellers, , matchmakers, thieves, burglars, and prostitutes.. On the other side, there is silk tycoon Li Qingliu (Lai Yi), the calculating leader of the Upper Jiuliu and the social elites. The two must push aside their prejudices as they go from fighting for the city with each other to
From the alleys of Chengdu to foreign locales to the royal court of the Tang Dynasty, the two fight with each other and then together in both jianghu and the business world.
Jiuliu Overlord九流霸主 began filming this month and stars my new bias Bai Lu (The Legends) and Lai Yi ( Flame’s Daughter ). Most of the crew seems new, but the costumes and make-up so far look cute. (more…)