The Matriarch 当家主母 (lit.) focuses on the art of kesi (silk weaving) during the early Qing dynasty. Jiang Qinqin (Tribes and Empires) plays the decisive Shen Cuixi, a resilient woman who props up the Ren household after her husband, played by Xu Haiqiao, goes missing.Continue reading
Wisher 致命愿望 stars Feng Shaofeng (Story of Minglan) as Na Duo, a reporter who decides to take on an evil association that seeks to control the minds of humankind. Wenqi (Eagles and Youngster) plays a creative arts uni student who is bewitched by ‘Wisher’.
Fan Chengcheng, Guo Zifan, Shao Bing and Yang Rong costar. Based on the novel of the same name by Na Duo, the 12 episode Lights On miniseries is directed by Yang Miao (Unforgiven).Continue reading
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).Continue reading
Actress Yang Rong returns to her hometown to explore its rich cultural heritage in this photoshoot by Lv Chengjun. The second largest city in China’s Southeast province Yunnan, Baoshan is home to many different ethnic groups, including a large Bai population that Yang Rong grew up in.
The Lost Tomb spinoff Sea of Sand 沙海 released yet two more trailers in anticipation for its July 20th release date. The series stars Wu Lei as the protagonist, a high school’er who becomes entangled in a suspenseful adventure after meeting Wu Xie from The Lost Tomb series (Qin Hao). They’re joined by Yang Rong, Zhang Meng, Ji Chen, and Yu Hewei.
Visually the most expensive-looking The Lost Tomb series so far, Sea of Sand 沙海 released its first trailer. The series stars Wu Lei as the protagonist, a high school’er who becomes entangled in a suspenseful adventure after meeting Wu Xie from The Lost Tomb series (Qin Hao). They’re joined by Yang Rong and Zhang Meng.
Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui 钟馗捉妖记 has released a trailer. Starring Yang Rong, Yang Xuwen, Madina Memet, Li Zifeng, Allen Ting, Cheng Zizhu, Chen Hao, and Ge Tian, a drama for those interested in mythology and folktales.
More below the cut.
A Tale of Two Phoenixes 凤囚凰 is preparing to start filming. Based on the novel of the same name by Tianyi Youfeng 天衣有风 and produced by Yu Zheng. He has stated that Yang Rong and new actor Merxat will be playing the leads Chuyu and Rongzhi respectively, though knowing Yu Zheng, anything can change.
More character designs below the cut and (WARNING!) spoilers at the bottom of the post.