Like Beijing Film Academy’sChinese Bestiary, this experimental drama is basically being used as homework for Shanghai Drama Academy students. In addition to the leads mostly being from the school, we know at least the script and storyboard were both workshopped by the school. At least whoever in charge of coming up with English names gives Shanghai Drama their first win over Beijing Film Academy.
The series stars Central Drama graduate Yang Zhuangze alongside Shanghai Drama students Zhang Lingyi, Li Huan, Liang Guodong, and Li Shuting. Subs for the 24 episode rom-com will be available on the iQiyi app.
Eighteen-year-olds Wang Yuan and Ouyang Nana will make their ancient drama leading debut in the latest xianxia drama The Great Lord 大主宰, which just released character posters.
They’re joined by Xu Hao, fomerly of RTA, in his first drama role and Luo Mingjie of cult film Our Shining Days fame. Based on the book of the same name by Tianchantudou 天蚕土豆 ( Fights Break Spheres), this follows every xianxia plot of a protagonist who learns magic/martial arts through a series of accidents, dates someone who is either royalty or a god (in this case it’s both), and must now save the world.