Bai Lu plays a Republican-era Mulan in latest drama with Xu Kai

Will Xu Kai and Bai Lu recreate their chemistry from The Legends?

The Legends stars Xu Kai and Bai Lu team up once more in Arsenal Military Academy 烈火军校, a Republican era military drama written by Xiaoxiangdong’er (Princess Agents). Bai Lu plays a Republican-era Mulan who disguises herself as a man to join the military academy in place of her older brother. There, she proves herself to the other students and probably ends up saving China.

The series, which released a new trailer and character posters today, is set for an August 6th release online. The good-looking cast also includes Wu Jiayi, Li Chengbin, Gao Yu’er, Shao Bing, An Yuexi, Dong Li, Yin Zheng, and Zuo Xiaoqing.

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Winter Begonia finishes filming, releases stills

Yin Zheng beautiful in Peking Opera make-up and gear.

Yu Zheng’s bromance drama Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红 has recently wrapped up filming. Starring Yin Zheng, Huang Xiaoming, and Charmaine Sheh, the series focuses on the story of a Peking Opera troupe during the turbulent  Republican era.

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Friday Photos

Ni Ni #beautiful in Brooklyn for a Bobbi Brown event.

Posters, stills, photoshoots, and random photos that caught my eye this week.

Huang Xiaoming in maybe his most handsome character in a while as a business tycoon in bromance drama Winter Begonia.

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Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng sing and romance in new Winter Begonia stills

For a borderline boylove drama, I can’t believe we don’t even have a photo of the two male leads together yet. Huang Xiaoming looks at the top of his game , though.

Peking opera-themed Republican drama Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红 released its first full set of still today while announcing the full cast.   The Yu Zheng-produced series stars Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng, Charmaine Sheh , Tan Jianci,  Merxat,  Ma Su,  Bai Bing, Du Chun, Huang Shengyi, Liu Min. Gao Yu’er, Chi Shuai, and Tang Zeng.

Yin Zheng continues his obsession with beiing Leslie Cheung 2.0

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Zhai Tianlin, Yin Zheng’s Original Sin streams today

Yin Zheng is 100 % going for the bl market.

Zhai Tianlin and Yin Zheng’s crime thriller Original Sin 原生之罪 got a surprise release date today.  The two play a pair of lawyer-detective archenemies turned allies in a super shippy drama. The 24-episode series airs two episodes every Thursday through Saturday on iQiyi here.

MV by the two below:

 

Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng star in boy love Peking Opera adaptation

Yin Zheng and Huang Xiaoming play a pair of starcrossed lovers (?) in the latest drama by Yu Zheng.

Producer Yu Zheng makes his foray in adapating boylove novels with Winter Begonia 鬓边不是海棠红, a Peking opera romance period piece no doubt inspired by Goodbye, My Concubine. Although the series will be written by  the author of the original novel, it’s uncertain how shippy the drama will actually be.  The series stars Huang Xiaoming, Yin Zheng, Charmaine Sheh , Merxat,  and Liu Min.

Set in the 1930’s, the series follows displaced Peking Opera performer Shang Xirui (Yin Zheng) as he moves to Beijing to remake his name.    In his quest to   make a name for himself and reinvent Peking Opera, he captures the eyes of Cheng Fengtai (Huang Xiaoming), a businessman who becomes enthralled by the world of opera.  With the help of Cheng Fengtai,  Shang Xirui is able to rebuild his old opera troupe and train a group of new talents.  When the Japanese army takes of Beijing in 1937, the two must struggle between preserving the art that they love and the city that they love.

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Original Sin releases final trailer and new stills

Zhai Tianlin and Yin Zheng looking to hop on that lucrative and popular BL ship train of late.

Zhai Tianlin and Yin Zheng’s detective series Original Sin 原生之罪 released its final trailer recently, with plans to come out maybe this month but maybe not. The two play archenemies turned allies in a super shippy drama.

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Celebrities field questions in Cosmo photoshoot

Liu Haoran rocking those construction worker + emergency vest colors.

Liu Haoran, Wu Lei, Li Yuchun, Cai Xukun, Yang Mi, Tong Liya, Han Geng, Kim Jaejoong, Zhai Tianlin, Yin Zheng, Gulnazar, Jing Boran, Zhou Dongyu, Xiao Zhan, Li Qin, Wei Daxun Dong Li,etc. pose as if they were at a press conference for a Cosmo event.  The photoshoot is probably one of the more interesting “event photoshoots” lately, although they didn’t even bother to change the color palette when they ripped off of a Ni Ni Gucci ad.

Who looked the best?
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First trailer for Zhai Tianlin, Yin Zheng’s crime thriller Original Sin

Original Sin 原生之罪 comes from director Raymond Yip (Cook Up A Storm), and stars Zhai Tianlin (The Advisors Alliance) as a lawyer fresh out of prison and Yin Zheng (A Chinese Odyssey: Love You for Ten Thousand Years) as a skilled detective with a hidden past. The two begin as archenemies, yet eventually team up to solve the mysteries together.

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Li Yifeng, Zhou Dongyu star in espionage series

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Even built-in English subs can’t make-up for a dubbed Zhang Luyi.

Set in the same time and place as last year’s hit The Disguiser, espionage series Sparrow 麻雀 released its first trailer today. This is both Li Yifeng and Zhou Dongyu’s first foray into the genre, and I have to say that Zhou Dongyu impresses a lot more than her co-star. Despite her babyface, she’s able to smile like an angel but cry with the pains of experience.  And of course, veterans Wang Jinsong,  Zhang Luyi and Li Xiaoran always bring their A-game.  The series co-stars Zhang Ruoyun, Kan Qingzi, and Yin Zheng.