I thought it would be a drama set mostly in the imperial kitchen, but the trailers for Royal Feast makes it look like the typical palace romance between a maid turned empress (Wu Jinyan) and the future emperor (Xu Kai).
The 40 episode drama will stream on Mango TV – viewing calendar can be found here.
Starring Bai Lu, Jin Chen and Lamu Yangzi as sisters-in-law under one roof, female ensemble comedy Song of Youth just started streaming on Youku. The drama will release 2 episodes every Monday to Wednesday. Episode 1 on Youtube below:
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).
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.
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.
Your Home Is My Business 卖房子的人 is loosely based on the Japanese drama of the same name and stars Sun Li as Fang Sijin, a real estate agent manager who has her own creative way of selling properties. The story begins in earnest when the heroine is sent to help save a failing real estate office branch managed by Xu Wenchang (LuoJin).
Miss Truth 大唐女法医 is based on Xiutang’s novel of the same name, and stars idol Zhou Jieqiong (Kyulkyung of I.O.I) as Ran Yan, an astute medical examiner who embarks on a journey to find her mother’s killer and solves several murder cases along the way.
Now this is a drama where viewers won’t have to worry about awkward acting – A-list veteran Zhang Jiayi(White Deer Plain) and talented child-star-turned-grownup Zhang Yishan(Ten Miles of Spring Scenery Can’t Compare to You) are confirmed to star in the upcoming drama Uncle and Youth 大叔与少年.