It’s here! The much anticipated The Long Night stars Bai Yu as an upright prosecutor who is found dead in a suitcase. Liao Fan and Tan Zhuo costar. [Character descriptions]
iQiyi’s mystery thrillers have all been messed up by censors to some degree (apparently Sisyphus went back and forth between the editing room and SARFT 8 times), so I’m trying to keep my expectations low for this one.
The 12 episode drama will be English-subbed on the iQiyi app.
Huang Xiaoming plays a former journalist who disappears after publishing fake news and returns a changed man after three years. He is employed by a top PR firm, and makes a name for himself in the field of crisis communication. Tan Zhuo, Zhang Bo and Cai Wenjing costar.
Directed by Hui Kaidong (Story of Yanxi Palace), the drama began filming a couple of weeks ago.
Sheep Without a Shepherd 误杀 is based on the Indian film Drishyam and stars Xiao Yang and Tan Zhuo as parents who would do anything to protect their daughter. Joan Chen costars as the head of the Thailand police force. The film is slated for a Dec. 13th release.
The women of sci-fi film Gone with the Light 被光抓走的人 are captivating under light and shadows in this photoshoot by Zhong Ling. The film follows a post-apocalyptic event where only people without love are left on Earth. It stars Wang Luodan, Chen Wenqi, Tan Zhuo, and Huang Bo and is set for a December 13th release.
Streaming giant iQiyi has bought the adaption rights to two more novels written by Zi Jinchen, the screenwriter and original author of critically acclaimed thriller Burning Ice无证之罪. Both web dramas have already started filming, and will have twelve 60 minute episodes.
The Hidden Corner / The Bad Kids 隐秘的角落 is already in production, and stars QinHao, Wang Jingchun and Zhang Songwen.
A long-suffering live-in son-in-law (Qin Hao) hatches up an elaborate murder plot to kill his cheating wife and her family after she demands a divorce. His actions are recorded by three children playing nearby, yet he soon discovers that he was actually set up by the three young children. Consequently, he begins to work out how and why a thirteen-year-old boy is able to twist the truth to his advantage.
Upcoming palace intrigue drama The Legend of Haolanstars 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.
The show has shot to fame its stars Wu Jinyan and Xu Kai, and re-launched the careers of Nie Yuan, Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, and most importantly producer Yu Zheng. After a successful online run, it received successful runs on TV in the mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. You can watch the hit show English subbed on Viki and Chinese subbed on Youtube.