Bai Lu, Jin Chen, Yang Rong, Qiao Xin cast in Ming Dynasty female ensemble comedy

Based on this oddly PS’ed poster, I’m guessing Yu Zheng will try to sell on historical aesthetics once more.

Song of Youth 玉楼春 is Yu Zheng’s latest period drama, a comedy starring Bai Lu, Jin Chen, Yang Rong, Huang Xinyao, Zheng Qiuhong, Lamuyangzi, Qiao Xin, and Wen Zhengrong. Their male love interests will be Wang Yizhe, Hao Lei, Chang Long, Zhou Lu, Zhu Zhiling, and Zheng Kai. According to Yu Zheng, the drama’s main focus will be fast-paced humor, but will include elements of traditional arts like pipa, guqin, dance, flower arrangement, the art of and fragrances and the like. It’ll also include actors from acting competition Real Actor.

This is Yu Zheng’s first attempt at comedy since Cosmetology High in 2014, which was not that well received (although idarklight enjoyed it).

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Netflix to release Yanxi Palace spin-off

The title sounds like a Disney channel original film.

Netflix will release a spinoff of popular drama The Story of Yanxi Palace on December 31 here. Yanxi Palace: Princess Adventures 金枝玉叶 follows the daughter of Wei Yingluo and the Emperor Qianlong, the seventh Princess Zhaohua played by Wang Herun, in her efforts to win the heart of the son Erqing (played by Wang Yizhe) while she fights the vendetta against her family.

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Chen Yao is Maiden Holmes in detective rom-com series

Chen Yao, who has previously played a man, will now play a woman pretending to be a man.

Chen Yao stars as a maiden who crossdresses to become a detective in order to overturn the case of her family in detective rom-com Maiden Holmes 少女大人. The series is currently filming.

After court politics forced him to effectively give up all his powers, the Duke Fei Yanzhi (Zhang Linghe) leaves the capital to explore the world. On his journey, he meets detective Su Ci (Chen Yao), the young master Xie Beiming (Zhang JIading), and poison master Dong Rushuang (Wang Yizhe). As the four teams up to solve a series of mysteries, they also discover each other’s and their own secrets.

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