Zhao Liying (Princess Agents) plays the titular lead in The Story of Minglan, an upcoming female-centric period drama produced by Daylight Entertainment, the company behind popular dramas Nirvana in Fire and Ode to Joy.
The Legend of Dugufocuses on the Dugu sisters, who each marry into royalty. Our female protagonist is the innocent Dugu Qieluo (Hu Bingqing), who falls in love with and marries the founder of the short-lived Sui Dynasty Yang Jian (Zhang Danfeng).
Her ambitious older sister Dugu Banruo (Ady An) marries the emperor of Northern Zhou (Zou Tingwei), yet has complicated feelings for Yuwen Hu (Xu Zhengxi), the powerful regent of Zhou. Third sister Dugu Mantuo (Li Yixiao) and her husband end up being the biggest winners, as their son Li Yuan would later establish the Tang Dynasty and unify all of China.
I’m looking forward to the Dugu Banruo/Yuwen Hu pairing – both of them value power above all else, and that’s going to make for the best type of angsty melodrama.
Legend of Duguhas released an 8 minute trailer that gives us some more insight into the Dugu sisters and their relationships. Hu Bingqing (Midnight Diner)plays Dugu Qieluo and Zhang Danfeng (Little Lucky) plays her husband Yang Jian, the future emperor of the Sui Dynasty.
The Legend of Dugu 独孤天下 has slowed its release of stills. Starring Hu Bingqing, Zhang Danfeng, An Yixuan, Li Yixiao, Xu Zhengxi, and Ying Haoming, maybe a couple more posts of these and hopefully we will have a release date.
The Legend of Dugu 独孤天下 stills flood continued today. Starring Hu Bingqing, Zhang Danfeng, An Yixuan, Li Yixiao, Xu Zhengxi, and Ying Haoming, more of what looks like the palace interiors for those looking forward to this production.