Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy releases more

It’s always a good day when they come out with stills for this one.

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more images and videos about production.  Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei , and Wang Qianyuan, it’s nice they paid that much attention to etiquette and other details in order to bring about the feel of the drama despite it being largely set in a fantasy world.

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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy leaks stills

… sigh… we need more costuming and productions like this…

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more images.  Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei , and Wang Qianyuan, gosh I’m impatient for this to come out.  At least there’s a video about the making of this drama out already.

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Storm of Prophecy plays up the romance in couple posters

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Readers, what are your opinions on these posters?

Despite the lacklustre character stills, I think Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy has still got it – I love the traditional look of these new posters, which feature all the romantic pairings in the drama.

The 80 episode fantasy drama is helmed by cinematographer turned director Cao Dun, and is aiming to broadcast on Hunan TV at the beginning of 2017. New stills, posters and character descriptions below the cut.

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The Magnificent Five starts filming

At least the artistic posters are interesting…

A new fantasy drama called The Magnificent Five 墨客行 has started filming.  Starring Xu Lu, Zhang Rui, Gao Yang, and Xu Haiqiao, not sure how well this fantasy drama will fare in the light of all the other Chinese fantasy dramas as competition.

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Off in the grasslands of Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy

I’m just glad that the more “ethnic” clothing isn’t insultingly dumb-looking…

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released more stills.  Starring  Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei , and Wang Qianyuan, I am not a big fan of the color schemes and have some grips with the lack of other colors but it’s a nice different approach.

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Storm of Prophecy finishes filming

They released a video to celebrate the finishing of filming

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released stills with more color and a video to celebrate finishing filming.  Starring  Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei, Wan Qian, Xu Lu, Zhang Xiaochen, Li Zifeng, Kan Qingzi, Sun JIan, Jiang Qinqin, and Wang Qianyuan, the different backdrops are nice since sometimes, you get tired of seeing the same ones over and over again in different dramas…

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Storm of Prophecy stills not nearly as impressive as trailer

The trailer was amazing… but after watching it a few times, I kind of miss colors outside of yellow, white, black, and red… They seem to be really strict with the color control here.

More stills for Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记.  Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei,  Janice Man, Wan Qian, Xu Lu, Zhang Jianing,  Jiang Qinqin, and Wang Qianyuan, I like how the costumes are different without hitting the point of being ridiculous.

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Storm of Prophecy continues to rule with new trailer

My most anticipated drama of the year, Empires and Tribes: Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记, released its second trailer today.  The cinematography is still jaw-dropping, and the longer trailer gives us a glimpse at the cast.  I’m especially impressed by the performance of antagonists Wang Qianyuan and Wan Qian.

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Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy teases with key props

I have to admit I am pleased with what looks like more realistic-looking weapons for a change.

Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 has released images of what looks like key props for the production.  Starring Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei , and Wang Qianyuan, I guess we can some nice character posters pretty soon.

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Storm of Prophecy sets new bar for Chinese TV

This is the most-well produced TV trailer from China so far.  The cinematography is stunning, the set intricate, and the editing indicates a wonderful control of pace.  I think I’m in love.


Tribes and Empires:  Storm of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 blew me away in the opening scene of the trailer alone.  I hope this sets a new bar for Chinese TV, and I have high hopes for future adaptations of the Tribes and Empires series.   I actually cried thinking about how this could be the future of Chinese TV.

The series is directed by Cao Dun and stars Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei, Xu Lu, Wen Yongshan, Zhang Jianing, Wan Qian, Kan Qingzi, Peng Guanying, Yu Haoming, Wang Qianyuan, Reyizha,  Jiang Qinqin, Zhang Junning (Janine Chang), Li Xin’ai, and Li Nian . No news on airing date yet. This is the first of three upcoming series set in Novoland, all by different authors and companies.