2017 was a much better year for dramas in general (I’m actually more excited for 2018-2019, as all the movie actors are returning to the small screen), with several shows hitting it out of the park in terms of ratings and/or online popularity.
Web dramas really started to gain traction this year – in fact, I’m marathoning tworight now, and each one stands out for various reasons, whether it be high production values or tight storytelling. These online shows have become an outlet for creativity due to the strict censorship rules applied to television dramas, though SARPPFT has decided to nip it in the bud by making web dramas undergo the same rigorous process before premiering online. Hopefully the streaming sites continue to come up with quality fare in the future despite the roadblocks that are being put in place.
My expectations are pretty low given the fact that sequels never work, though with directors Kong Sheng and Li Xue at the helm, it’s bound to look gorgeous.The 50 episode drama will air two episodes every Monday to Wednesday on Dragon and Beijing TV beginning tonight. English subs will be available on Dramafever and Viki.
Here’s the 40 second teaser for Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Changlin, starringHuang Xiaoming(A Life Time Love),Liu Haoran (variety show Give Me Five), Tong Liya(variety show Takes a Real Man 2) and Zhang Huiwen (Crying Out in Love).
The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林wishes everybody a Happy New Year! Starring Huang Xiaoming, Liu Haoran, Tong Liya, Zhang Huiwen, Sun Chun, Wu Haochen, Mei Ting, Zhang Bo, Guo Jingfei, and Qiao Xin, get a glimpse of the costumes and sets while you can!
The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 has released posters for its supporting cast. No official synopsis has been released, but the one translated below does seem to align with the latest batch of character posters.
I love how Daylight Entertainment just reveals the leads in one go.
Nirvana in Fire: The Wind Blows in Changlin琅琊榜之风起长林 has released posters for all its main actors, which include Huang Xiaoming (Mission Milano), Liu Haoran (Detective Chinatown) and Tong Liya (Run for Love) among others. The drama will be split into two seasons, and each one will have 15 episodes.
Exciting news for all Nirvana in Fire fans: the sequel is coming!
Casting director Wei Wei – whom many may remember as the messenger Tong Lu -recently confirmed on Weibo that The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之凤起长林, the sequel to acclaimed drama Nirvana in Firehas finally entered pre-production, and is slated to start filming in November. It is unknown whether the script is still in the works, though with this announcement I am assuming the team already has a final draft. Continue reading →