Creative character posters for Liu Tao, Vic Chou’s upcoming historical drama

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》.

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First stills for Chen Kun, Wan Qian’s Republican spy drama

Chen Kun (Beautiful Accident) and Wan Qian’s (Guilty of Mind) upcoming drama quietly wrapped up filming in mid-April, and is now going by the official title of Lost in 1949 脱身 (I assume they dropped ‘The/者’ to avoid comparisons with The Disguiser 伪装者).

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The Legend of Kaifeng shows some battle scenes

No CGI explosion in the background? I’m proud.

The Legend of Kaifeng gives us a peak at battle scenes.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan Tingting, Jiang Chao, Winston Chao, Qi Kui, Ji Chen, Wang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, more costuming and sets coming our way.

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The Legend of Kaifeng makes some improvements to stills

The stills do get a bit better… just click below the cut to see…

The Legend of Kaifeng has released a couple better stills.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan Tingting, Jiang Chao, Winston Chao, and Qi Ku , I am still a bit iffy on this drama but I guess I feel a little better…?

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The Legend of Kaifeng shows of palace interiors

When palace protocol requires you to wear tacky bright colors despite being able to choose from all the clothes in the land…

The Legend of Kaifeng gives us a look at more stills this week.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan Tingting, Jiang Chao, Winston Chao, Qi Kui, Ji Chen, Wang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, this weeks stills seem to focus more on the palace.

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The Legend of Kaifeng shows off costuming

Song dynasty headgear, the art of turning your head into an antenna…

The Legend of Kaifeng gives us a look at the different costuming and set locations this week.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan Tingting, Jiang Chao, Winston Chao, Qi Kui, Ji Chen, Wang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, costume coloring seems to be either bright or bland with very little in between.

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The Legend of Kaifeng releases stills

… and we’re piling on the headgear with a Phoenix Crown

The Legend of Kaifeng has released more stills.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan TingtingJiang ChaoWinston ChaoQi KuiJi ChenWang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, those looking forward to this rendition can get a better look at the costuming.

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Huang Weide stars as Bao Zheng

I feel like the Song dynasty has it’s own unique sense of beauty.  It’s a pity that dramas have not been able to capture it for me yet… :(

The Legend of Kaifeng has started filming.  Starring Huang Weide, Zhang Meng, Gan TingtingJiang ChaoWinston ChaoQi KuiJi ChenWang Wanzhong, and Zheng Siren, the plot will follow Bao Zheng in the Song dynasty.

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A Beauty’s Fragrance releases stills

Unlike what the title may suggest, this is not another addition to Yu Zheng’s “Beauty” series…

Strap yourself in for another Qing dynasty drama during Yongzheng‘s reign, starring Hou MengyaoZhang TianyangWinston ChaoChristine NgJin ZehaoZheng Yuanyuan, Wang KedaQian XuanYang MingnaZhao Yanan, and Bai Haitao in A Beauty’s Fragrance 美人香.

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