Director Li Shaohong’s latest historical drama, Poetry of the Song Dynasty 大宋宫词, released its first trailer today. The series stars Liu Tao as Empress Liu E and Vic Chou as the Emperor Zhenzong of Song, and follows their love story and ascent to power.
Liu Tao becomes a figure in the painting Night Revels of Han Xizai
Director Li Shaohong, best known for Palace of Desires and Dream of Red Mansions 2010, has a new female-centric historical drama Poetry of the Song Dynasty 大宋宫词 (previously La Royauté 女君纪) in the works, and has cast Liu Tao (The Advisors Alliance) as empress Liu E. She is depicted as a jealous concubine who swapped the emperor’s son for a commoner’s baby in folk legend Civet Cat Exchanged for Crown Prince 《狸猫换太子》.
Liehuo Ruge / The Flame’s Daughter / Agni Cantabile has released its first stylish teaser. Dilraba (Mr Pride vs Miss Prejudice) stars as Lie Ruge, a young woman who gets romantically entangled with Vic Zhou (Z Storm II), Zhang Binbin and Liu Ruilin (TLTWTMPB).
Beauties in the Closet 柜中美人 has released more stills. Starring Chen Yao, Hu Bingqing, Vic Chou, Han Dong, and Chen Ruoxuan, I guess it’s the off to the ethnic belly dancing scenes this week to show the openness of the Tang dynasty. I’m no expert on historical clothing from everywhere on earth but I question if some of these costumes are more inspired by more modern definitions of costumes for certain groups as opposed to the historical ones…
More stills below the cut.