Republican drama Fearless Whispers stars Li Yifeng as an ordinary police officer who later joins the Communists. Costars include Jin Chen as his love interest, Wang Longzheng as his mentor and Niu Junfeng as his friend-turned-nemesis. [Extended]
The 51 episode drama releases 2 episodes daily beginning tonight. Tencent and Mango TV VIP members get a 6 episode headstart.
Set against the backdrop of 1980s Guangzhou, Dear Mayang Street stars Xu Weizhou and Tan Songyun as young sweethearts who eventually split when the former becomes involved with gangsters and criminals. Niu Junfeng costars as the kind second male lead who carries a torch for the heroine.
The 37 episode drama premieres on Youku tonight (22nd). Release schedule at the end of the post.
Heroes in Harm’s Way 最美逆行者 dramatises China’s response to the virus outbreak in Wuhan, and will feature 7 x 2 episode shorts. Leading actors include Chen Shu, Yang Zhigang, Sa Rina, Li Yixiao, Xu Jiao, Kan Qingzi, Cheng Taisen, Niu Junfeng, Ma Tianyu, Su Qing, Han Xue, Zhang Ming’en and Xiao Yan.
The 14 episode anthology series premieres on CCTV-1 tonight. Another COVID-19 drama is also slated to air later this month.
Chen Yao will once more crossdress to play a male character in the latest installment of the Wuxin: The Monster Killerseries. The series, a story of the undead Wuxin set in the Tang dynasty, released a set of still recently. Han Dongjun returns as the titular Wuxin in the Tang Dynasty, as does Sui Yongliang as Shang Qingtian. The series also announced Tangren regulars Tan Jianci and Ye Qing as well as Ding Qiao and Niu Junfeng as additions to the cast.
From classics like Daming Palace/Palace of Desire and Chinese Paladin to recent films like The Legend of Demon Cat and Cry Me a Sad River, Tencent’s new acting competition Attention, Actors 演员倾就位 combines the best of I am an actor and Phantastic by capturing the actors for a TV performance rather than on stage while still maintaining an one-take rule. Featuring directors Chen Kaige, Li Shaohong, Vicki Zhao Wei, and Guo Jingming, the resulting segments are on average far more watchable than the other two.
Plus, they have some great stills and posters that are better than many dramas and film posters that are wallpaper-worthy. You can watch episode two English subbed here. Zhang Yunlong and Chen Xiaoyun act out Romance in the Rain:
Set in 1980s Guangzhou, Dear Mayang Street 亲爱的麻洋街 spans over thirty years, and is a recount ofd the stories of six families that lived on Mayang Street. Xu Weizhou plays a successful police academy student who later drops out and becomes a gangster, Tan Songyun plays the perfect daughter who is loved by everyone, while Niu Junfeng rounds out the love triangle as the sweet and responsible second male lead.
Huang Zitao plays a pop idol trying to prove his worth (aka himself) in rom-com The Brightest Star In The Sky 夜空中最闪亮的星. Wu Qian plays his assistant-turned-manager and love interest , Yang Zhenzhen. Huang Zitao is the music producer for the series and his team did the OST. The series co-stars Niu Junfeng, Cao Xiyue, Zhao Yihuan, and Wang Jinsong. Two episodes every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday will be available online beginning March 25th.
Helmed by Day & Night director Wang Wei, upcoming youth spy drama Fearless Whispers 隐秘而伟大 stars Li Yifeng (Animal World) and Jin Chen (Concubine Meng Arrives) in the leading roles, and has released a stylish teaser to celebrate wrap up of filming.