Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.
A round-up of currently filming dramas, mostly detective procedurals and rom-coms, without their own posts yet. Which ones are you looking forward to the most?
Replacement Princess 冒牌太子妃
Starring: Eleanor Lee, Zhao Yiqin
The rise to power of a free-spirited bandit who somehow stumbles into marriage with the Crowned Prince.
Tingxue Tower stars Qin Junjie and Yuan Bingyan as members of the titular cult who lead the fight against the unorthodox sects. If the show follows the books, they’ll also have their own bitter romance, as distrust and betrayal breaks their relationship.
The series releases 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Tencent. Members get an 8 episode head start.
Wuxia series Tingxue Tower 听雪楼 just released its opening and ending themes by Mickey He. Starring Qin Junjie (Summer’s Desire) and Yuan Bingyan (Ever Night) , the series is a torteous tale of a young woman’s attempt to avenge her parents in a battle that blurs together good and evil. I hope the release of these means that it’ll be released sometimes soon.
This dark and maroon (?) set is mostly of people playing instruments and looking like they’re deep in thought.
If you’ve seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers or many recent wuxia-ish dramas such as The Flame’s Daughter, you would know that bamboo forests are great places to pick fights. Here’s a set of photos in the forest from the cast of wuxia drama Tingxue Tower featuring the three lead couples played by Qin Junjie, Yuan Bingyan, Han Chengyu, Angela Yuen, Zhao Dongze, and Lin Yuan.
The rare contemporary wuxia adaptation Tingxue Tower 听雪楼 shows with its new trailer that it’s not just an attempt to revive the dying wuxia genre with a new story, but also seems to be a tribute to last decade’s highly-stylized wuxia films. The trailer has scenes reminiscent of the rain fight in Hero and the bamboo forest fight in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and definitely perks my interest.
Production is well underway for Tingxue Tower 听雪楼, the drama adaption of Cang Yue’s popular wuxia novel of the same name. Qin Junjie (Summer’s Desire) plays male protagonist Xiao Yiqing, while Yuan Bingyan (The Mystic Nine) costars as his love interest Shu Jingrong.