Mao Zijun, Yi Bochen’s friendship drama premieres tonight

Republican-era drama Grieved to find you unlike the moon 恨君不似江楼月 (lit.) / Killer and Healer revolves around the friendship between the morally ambiguous police detective Jiang Yuelou (Mao Zijun) and doctor (Yi Bochen). Directed by He Shupei (And The Winner Is Love), the 36 episode drama premieres on Mango TV tonight at 6pm (CN time).

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Mao Zijun, Zhang Yao begin filming BL-novel adapted drama The Story of the Bat

Wuxia drama The Story of the Bat 夜燕白 is written by original author Fengnong, and stars Mao Zijun (Legend of Haolan) as Feng Long, the leader of the wulin. Zhang Yao (Love in Between) costars as Bai Shaoqing, a youth who re-enters wulin under a new identity and will stop at nothing to save his mother.

Directed by Shi Lei (S.C.I Mystery), the 36 episode drama began filming yesterday.

See the cast in costume below:

First look at Jiang Qinqin, Zhang Huiwen, Yang Rong in The Matriarch

The Matriarch 当家主母 (lit.) focuses on the art of kesi (silk weaving) during the early Qing dynasty. Jiang Qinqin (Tribes and Empires) plays the decisive Shen Cuixi, a resilient woman who props up the Ren household after her husband, played by Xu Haiqiao, goes missing.

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Promo Round-up: The Legend of Haolan

Upcoming palace intrigue drama The Legend of Haolan stars Wu Jinyan as Li Haolan, a former noble lady of the Zhao state who is first a concubine to merchant-turned-politician Lv Buwei (Nie Yuan) before marrying the future ruler of the Qin state Ying Yiren (Mao Zijun).

The 63 episode drama will release two episodes every Saturday to Tuesday on iQiyi / MZTV beginning tonight. Members get an 8 episode head start.

Opening theme song by Lu Hu and Huang Yali
Ending theme song by Gao Yu’er

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Wu Jinyan, Nie Yuan reunite in Beauty Hao Lan

How can you say you’re in love if you haven’t ran through a busy street to escape a villain?

Riding on the popularity of The Story of Yanxi Palace, Beauty Hao Lan / Legend of Haolan 皓镧传 has secured a November 15th release date. The Yu Zheng-helmed palace intrigue reunites Yanxi stars Wu Jinyan and Nie Yuan. They’re joined by Mao  Zijun, Ning Jing, Tan Zhuo, Tong Mengshi and Wang Lin.

English-subbed final trailer below:

 

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Trailer and news round-up: Upcoming iQiyi dramas

Streaming website iQiyi recently released trailers and news for a slew of upcoming shows that will either air exclusively on the site as web dramas or on national networks next year. Which shows are you looking forward to most?

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The Destiny of White Snake releases long trailer

Here’s the first trailer for The Destiny of White Snake, a re-imagination of the popular Chinese legend about a thousand-year old snake demon who falls in love with a human. Yang Zi (Legend of the Dragon Pearl) and Ren Jialun (Glory of Tang Dynasty) play a white snake spirit (what’s with the cartoon CGI?) and a deity respectively, who fall in love and are subsequently banished to the mortal world.

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Legend of the Dragon Pearl: The Indistinguishable Road releases more

Another look at the leads of this drama.

Legend of the Dragon Pearl: The Indistinguishable Road 龙珠传奇之无间道 has released a couple more stills.  Starring Yang ZiQin JunjieMao ZijunShu ChangHe Zhonghua, and Zhang Na, couple more images I don’t believe we’ve posted yet for those interested.

More stills below the cut.

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Yang Zi, Ren Jialun, Mao Zijun in Legend of the White Snake remake

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There have been at least a dozen remakes or spin-offs of the popular legend over the years, and this latest one has taken on the title of Heaven’s Prophecy: Legend of the White Snake 天乩之白蛇传说 (there’s only so many combinations you can use).

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