Palace intrigue series Legend of the Phoenix 凤弈 begins airing today. The series stars He Hongshan, Xu Zhengxi, and Cao Xiwen. Based on the plot summary, I’m really hoping we’ll see something close to a genuine friendship between He Hongshan and Cao Xiwen like the female leads of The Palace of Yanxi.
Watch the drama on Youtube here. Two episodes will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Legend of the Phoenix凤弈 released new trailers and stills today as it gets ready for its premiere on May 28th. The series, starring He Hongshan and Xu Zhengxi, tells of a romance between an acrobat and a general caught in palace intrigues and love triangles .
Xu Zhengxi looks so good in this Chinese watercolor robe.
Period drama Legend of the Phoenix凤弈 , starring He Hongshan, Cao Xiwen, Xu Zhengxi, , Liu Min, and Cui Peng, has released its first trailer. The trailer is unfortunately less original than its stunning poster and cool costume designs, but Xu Zhengxi looks as great as ever.
The costumes and hair pieces fit their characters so much that this could be a Disney princess movie.
Period drama Legend of the Phoenix凤弈 , starring He Hongshan, Cao Xiwen, Xu Zhengxi, , Liu Min, and Cui Peng, has released its character posters. I know they’re super modern, but I actually kind of like the costumes and headpieces in the posters. The headpieces, the Medici collars, and the fabrics are all pretty whimsical and seem to be designed to define their characters. Since it’s set in a fictional time and place, they can get away with the European-Chinese hybrid outfits. Not sure how I feel about the resurgence of the popularity of wearing buildings on your head (based on real artifacts), but it seems to work here.
Set in the fictional Eastern Liang dynasty, circus performer Ye Ningzhi’s (He Hongshan) troupe enters the palace and stages a performance to celebrate the empress dowager’s birthday. The ambitious emperor’s sister, the Grand Princess (Liu Min), decides to cause mischief by framing her for treason, though the heroine is saved by strategist Wei Guang (Xu Zhengxi), and falls in love at first sight with him.
When Ye Ningzhi enters the palace two years later as the empress’ maid, she stands up for her fellow servants, and refuses to sacrifice her conscience in the face of power. Ye Ningzhi also works together with Wei Guang to crush the grand princess’ plan to usurp the throne, and catches the admiration of the Empress (Cao Xiwen) and the eye of the emperor (Cui Peng) in the process.
Red Rose 红蔷薇 is an upcoming republican drama starring Yang Zishan(Battle of Memories) as a naive noble lady who later joins the Communists, and Chen Xiao(Nothing Gold Can Stay) as her comrade and love interest. The theme song by Jane Zhang can be found here.
What is with every other fantasy production having young character with white hair now?!?… and CIRCLETS on their heads?!?
Novoland: The Castle in the Sky seems to be set for release on July 20th. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong, Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, those that like the fantasy genre and more of the pastels can check this out.
After seeing some of these images, I am interested in how they will be brought to life.
Novoland: The Castle in the Sky has released images and a teaser of its different worlds as well as a tentative release date on July 20th. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong, Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, those who enjoyed the trailer can get a glimpse of the other places to see in this drama.
Flower petals are getting kind of old so we went with pink smudges…
Novoland: The Castle in the Sky has released more character posters and a trailer. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong, Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, still waiting on actual stills here but hey, we have a trailer.
I’m sorry but his face and body positioning here cracks me up…. what gives?!?
Novoland: The Castle in the Sky has released character posters. Starring Zhang Ruoyun, Guan Xiaotong, SNH48’s Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, you might be wondering why everybody has wings and that’s probably understandable after reading the spoiler below.
This is the third drama after Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy and City of Hopeless Love to be set in the fantasy realm of Novoland. The three are not produced by the same company. Unlike the other two, which are adaptations, this is an original story focusing on the winged race , one of the six races of Novoland. The main conflict point seems to be the fall of a floating city constructed by the winged race and the various misunderstandings and schemes that come into play after the fall.
Novoland: The Castle in the Sky has begun filming. Starring Guan Xiaotong, Zhang Ruoyun, Ju Jingyi, Liu Chang, Chen Ruoxuan, Zhang Luyi, and Liu Min, this looks to be another drama set in a fantasy premises.