Round-up of new dramas in production: July 1st, 2021

Brotherhood of Blades concept poster

A round-up of dramas that have just started filming, mostly rom-coms and xianxia romances,  without their own posts yet.  Which ones are you looking forward to the most?

Brotherhood of Blades: Shadow of the Lands 绣春刀·山河之影 (lit.)
Cast: Zhang Yunlong, Sun Yi, Chen Ruoxuan
Executive producer: Lu Yang
Directors: Li Yi, Cao Hua
Screenwriters: Li Yi, Xu Yiliang (Princess Jieyou)
The first drama from Lu Yang’s Brotherhood of Blades universe, it’ll cover the founding of the Ming dynasty and the formation of the jinyiwei.

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Promo Round-up: The Long Ballad

The Long Ballad stars Dilraba as a Tang dynasty princess on the run, and Wu Lei as an enemy general and her love interest. [Extended Synopsis]

The 50 episode drama will premiere tonight at 10:30pm (CN time), continue releasing 2 episodes on Thursday and Friday at 8pm and then revert to a Monday-Wednesday release schedule from next week onwards.

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Zeng Shunxi, Yang Chaoyue in character for wuxia drama Heroes

Based on the wuxia novel of the same name by Wen Ruian, Heroes 说英雄谁是英雄 follows the adventures of young lad Wang Xiaoshi (Zeng Shunxi) as he journeys through jianghu and befriends the morally ambiguous Bai Choufei (Liu Yuning), Wenrou (Yang Chaoyue) and Su Mengzhen (Baron Chen).

Directed by Li Muge (Goodbye My Princess), the drama is still filming.

Dilraba, Wu Lei confirmed for The Long Ballad

I’m having a hard time imagining Wu Lei as the powerful general, because he is still a kid to me. It’s unfortunate Qu Chuxiao was pulled from the role at the last minute due to a contractual dispute with his agency, because I really think he could’ve made the role his own.

Period drama The Long Ballad 长歌行 stars Dilraba as Tang-dynasty princess Li Changge, daughter of crown prince Li Jiancheng. Her father was assassinated at Xuanwu Gate in a palace coup by Li Shimin, and she has sworn to get revenge by overthrowing her uncle.

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