Wu Jinyan, Zhang Zhehan’s Zhaoge releases new trailer, stills to show off on-location scenery

Zhaoge is one of several stunning upcoming series shot on-location in Xinjiang. Others include Novoland : Eagle Flag, Ever Night: Dawn of the Empire, and Handsome Siblings.

Wow the cast of this Zhaoge 朝歌 has had done well since it started filming –   Li Yitong and Legend of the Condor Heroes,  Bai Yu in Guardian, Zhang Zhehan and Merxat in Legend of Yunxi, and then the current breakout hit of Wu Jinyan and Xu Kai in The Story of Yanxi Palace.

The Shang dynasty epic stars Wu Jinyan, Zhang Zhehan, Bao Jianfeng, Gillian Chung, Merxat, Xu Kai, Li Yitong, Puff Kuo, Jiang Yiyi, Hai Lu  , Bai Yu, Bai Lu, Chen Shu, Liu Min, Lian Lian, Deng Sha, Zhang Jianing, He Hongshan, and Liu Zhiyang.

Given their successes, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Zhaoge airing soon.

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Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, Merxat break out of prison in new drama

Prison break action flick or inspirational female educational-attainment film? Either way, it’ll probably end up being mostly a romance.

In what looks like Prison Break meets Orange is the New Black,  Ju Jingyi, Aaron Yan, Zhang Yuxi, Han Dong, and  Merxat star in Republican-era  Please Give Me a Pair of Wings 请赐我一双翅膀.  There are two versions of the plot, both from very official sources, so I’m not sure which one is real, but one that the Baidu Baike and the trailer seem  to suggest the series features the female lead hanging out and eventually teaming up with other prisoners to break out of jail after being accused of murder while her friends try to clear her name from the outside.

Trailer, alternate plot,  and lots of stills below

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Ju Jingyi, Zhang Zhehan, Merxat for Legend of Yun Xi

Character posters have been released for Legend of Yun Xi 芸汐传, the upcoming ‘light historical drama’ (nicer way of saying youth idol drama in ancient clothing) starring Ju Jingyi (Xuanyuan Sword Legend: Clouds of Han) as Han Yunxi, a noble lady who likes to dabble with medicine and poison.

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Review: Above the Clouds

Dragged down by typical Yu Zheng formula of being framed once per episode, Above the Clouds nevertheless shows promise for Chen Xiao and the scriptwriter.

How nice is it to actually have a female lead not fixed on romances? Despite a love triangle and the inability to learn, the female lead of Above the Clouds 云巅之上  was surprisingly unwavering in her acting dreams, something rare in recent dramas that makes even the most powerful women motivated solely by love.  The series tells of a romance between accidental actress by day and maid by night Jian Xi (Yuan Shanshan), her boss and the least-paparazzi-conscious actor Tang Fei ( Chen Xiao), his rumored girlfriend and her acting rival Ji Qing (Jiang Menjie),  and a pop star with terrible hair ( Zhang Zhehan). Continue reading

A Tale of Two Phoenixes prepares for filming

A Tale of Two Phoenixes 凤囚凰 is preparing to start filming.  Based on the novel of the same name by Tianyi Youfeng 天衣有风 and produced by Yu Zheng. He has stated that Yang Rong and new actor Merxat will be playing the leads Chuyu and Rongzhi respectively, though knowing Yu Zheng, anything can change.

More character designs below the cut and (WARNING!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.

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Demon Girl to be released

Love or hate him, Yu Zheng does have the ability to make things look right in terms of production and costuming…

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 period stills while we anticipate a June 30th release date. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,and  Merxat, those who have missed Yu Zheng’s costuming will be happy to know he doesn’t seem to have lost his touch in these regards.  Theme songs below.

More stills below the cut.

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Demon Girl releases teaser

I am starting to question the accuracy of some of the costumes and furniture but… meh…

A teaser for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those who liked the styling can probably check this drama out with the current June 30th air date.


More character posters below the cut.

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Demon Girl aims for air date

In fashion: the good

Demon Girl 半妖倾城 seems to be aiming for a June 30th air date . Starring Liu YitongZhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those looking forward to this drama can keep their fingers crossed for more promotional materials soon.

More character posters below the cut.

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Qing dynasty stills for Demon Girl

I could have sworn I’ve seen Fan Bingbing in a variation of this look…

Stills set in the Qing for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released. Featuring  Liu YitongZhang Zhehan,  Merxat, and Ady An , this post seems to have more stills of the Qing dynasty segment of the drama.

More character posters below the cut.

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Demon Girl shows of Republican stills

… okay… so I’ve seen permed hair and straight hair but what the heck is this on her head?!?

Stills for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released being set in what seems like the Republican era. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those looking forward to this drama can probably expect a more stylish take on the era.

More character posters below the cut.

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