Round-up of new dramas in production: July 1st, 2021

Brotherhood of Blades concept poster

A round-up of dramas that have just started filming, mostly rom-coms and xianxia romances,  without their own posts yet.  Which ones are you looking forward to the most?

Brotherhood of Blades: Shadow of the Lands 绣春刀·山河之影 (lit.)
Cast: Zhang Yunlong, Sun Yi, Chen Ruoxuan
Executive producer: Lu Yang
Directors: Li Yi, Cao Hua
Screenwriters: Li Yi, Xu Yiliang (Princess Jieyou)
The first drama from Lu Yang’s Brotherhood of Blades universe, it’ll cover the founding of the Ming dynasty and the formation of the jinyiwei.

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First look at Sun Li, Mark Chao in The Ideal City

The Ideal City 理想之城 stars Sun Li (I Will Find You A Better Home) as Su Xiao, a quantity surveyor who claws her way back up the ladder in the male-dominated architecture industry after undergoing various tribulations. Mark Chao plays her love interest Xia Ming.

Based on the novel by Ruohua Ranran and directed by Liu Jin (The Perfect Partner), the 40 episode drama recently wrapped up filming.

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Zeng Shunxi, Yang Chaoyue in character for wuxia drama Heroes

Based on the wuxia novel of the same name by Wen Ruian, Heroes 说英雄谁是英雄 follows the adventures of young lad Wang Xiaoshi (Zeng Shunxi) as he journeys through jianghu and befriends the morally ambiguous Bai Choufei (Liu Yuning), Wenrou (Yang Chaoyue) and Su Mengzhen (Baron Chen).

Directed by Li Muge (Goodbye My Princess), the drama is still filming.

Stars attend Tencent awards show in Nanjing

Most of the stars that have had or will have shows broadcast on Tencent attended the event. The actresses have my utmost respect today – it’s currently 2 degrees Celsius in Nanjing. Which look do you like best?

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Cheng Yi, Zhao Yingzi’s The Promise of Chang’an premieres tonight

The Promise of Chang’an is a remake of 2003 classic The Secret History of Xiaozhuang and stars Zhao Yingzi, Cheng Yi and Han Dong in a Tang dynasty love triangle.

The 68 episode drama comes from the director-writer team behind this year’s xianxia romance Love and Redemption, and will release 2 episodes every Thurs-Sat on Tencent. English subs should be available on WeTV.

Promo Round-up: Midsummer is Full of Love

Midsummer is Full of Love 仲夏满天心 is a remake of Korean drama Full House, and stars Yang Chaoyue as aspiring musician Luo Tianran who enters a contract marriage with top idol Jin Zeyi (Xu Weizhou).

The 24 episode drama will release the first two episodes today, and then 2 episodes every Monday and Tuesday. VIP members get a 6 episode head start. English subs should be available on WeTV and Youtube.

Romance trailer

Theme song by Yu Kewei
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The Promise of Chang’an releases long trailer

The Promise of Chang’an is the Tang Dynasty version of Secret History of Xiaozhuang, and stars Cheng Yi, Zhao Yingzi and Han Dong as the leads. The 61 episode drama has yet to secure an air date. [Extended Synopsis]

Han Dong played Dorgon in In Love With Power, where Dayu’er’s true love was Huang Taiji. This time he plays Huang Taiji, except now this version’s Dayu’er is in love with Dorgon…
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Promo Round-up: Ever Night 2

Can Wang Hedi and Song Yiren defeat the all-powerful God in the sequel?

Season 2 of Ever Night stars Dylan Wang Hedi, Song Yiren, Yuan Bingyan and Yang Chaoyue. Ever Night 2 airs two episodes every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with six additional episodes for Tencent VIP members and additional episodes for ordering beginning Feb. 3. Watch it on Youtube with English subs here.

Latest relationship-focused trailer below, more here and here.

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