Xianxia drama Love and Redemption 琉璃美人煞 recently finished filming and released its first set of character posters. The series stars Yuan Bingyan as a lost cause who is determined to redeem herself after ruining a major wulin event. She’s helped on the way by her talented sister (Zhang Yuxi) and the young master of a friendly sect (Chen Yi). The series is directed by Yin Tao (Tingxue Tower) .Continue reading
Xianxia drama Love and Redemption 琉璃美人煞 (lit. The Colored Glaze Beauty) stars Yuan Bingyan (Tingxue Tower) as Chu Xuanji, a naive young cultivator who doesn’t understand love, and Cheng Yi (Noble Aspirations) as Yu Sifeng, disciple of Lize Palace.
Tingxue Tower stars Qin Junjie and Yuan Bingyan as members of the titular cult who lead the fight against the unorthodox sects. If the show follows the books, they’ll also have their own bitter romance, as distrust and betrayal breaks their relationship.
The series releases 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Tencent. Members get an 8 episode head start.
Wuxia series Tingxue Tower 听雪楼 just released its opening and ending themes by Mickey He. Starring Qin Junjie (Summer’s Desire) and Yuan Bingyan (Ever Night) , the series is a torteous tale of a young woman’s attempt to avenge her parents in a battle that blurs together good and evil. I hope the release of these means that it’ll be released sometimes soon.
Upcoming fantasy wuxia drama Ever Night (Part 1) stars Chen Feiyu, Song Yiren, Yuan Bingyan and Meng Ziyi in the leading roles, and will release 2 episodes every Wed-Fri on Tencent and Youtube beginning tonight. VIP members get a 6 episode head start.
Xianxia epic Ever Night: Dawn of the Empire 将夜：帝国的清晨. released another trailer to announce its streaming on October 31st. The new trailer seems to focus on the male lead, played Chen Feiyu, and his love interests – Song Yiren, Meng Ziyi, Yuan Bingyan, and Tong Yao. We’ve seen a string of xianxia flops, so don’t get your hopes too much despite how pretty it is.
This dark and maroon (?) set is mostly of people playing instruments and looking like they’re deep in thought.
If you’ve seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon or House of Flying Daggers or many recent wuxia-ish dramas such as The Flame’s Daughter, you would know that bamboo forests are great places to pick fights. Here’s a set of photos in the forest from the cast of wuxia drama Tingxue Tower featuring the three lead couples played by Qin Junjie, Yuan Bingyan, Han Chengyu, Angela Yuen, Zhao Dongze, and Lin Yuan.
The rare contemporary wuxia adaptation Tingxue Tower 听雪楼 shows with its new trailer that it’s not just an attempt to revive the dying wuxia genre with a new story, but also seems to be a tribute to last decade’s highly-stylized wuxia films. The trailer has scenes reminiscent of the rain fight in Hero and the bamboo forest fight in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and definitely perks my interest.