Jin Dong, Wang Likun’s espionage drama Infernal Affairs releases teaser

Infernal Affairs 无间 is set during the Wang Jingwei regime (aka around the same time period as The Disguiser) and stars Jin Dong as a Nationalist spy who successfully infiltrates Department 76. As with all Republican espionage dramas, the hero becomes disillusioned with the reigning government and switches allegiances to the Communists. Wang Likun costars as his love interest.

The 40 episode drama is actor Qi Dao’s directorial and screenwriting debut, and wrapped up filming earlier this month.

Republican spy thriller The Message begins airing

Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, The Message tells the story of five suspects who are locked in a mansion as the Japanese try to find out who among them is the spy.

Starring Xu Lu, Janice Man, Zhou Yiwei (face photoshopped onto Zhao Lixin after the actor was blacklisted), Zhang Zhijian and Tony Yang, the drama announced its premiere 2 hours before premiering on Beijing TV last night. The drama should be available on an official Youtube channel soon.

First look at Zhang Xincheng, Cai Wenjing in The Justice

Republican drama The Justice 光芒 stars Zhang Xincheng (Go Ahead) as a young man from an ordinary background who has worked extremely hard to stabilise himself in the finance industry. Somehow he ends up marrying a banker’s daughter Lizi (Cai Wenjing), and the two eventually fall in love and even found a bank together.

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Promo Round-up: Royal Nirvana

Political intrigue-romance drama Royal Nirvana revolves around an unfavoured prince’s (Luo Jin) struggles against a corrupt government and a heartless father. Li Yitong costars as a former noble lady intent on avenging her family who ends up falling in love with the prince instead. [Extended Synopsis]

Youku has forgone an official announcement and premiered the first two episodes with little fanfare. The 60 episode drama releases 1 ep a day from Mon-Fri. Watch it on Youtube here.

Theme song by Jin Zhiwen

Theme song by Zhou Shen
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Posters and teaser for Luo Jin, Li Yitong‘s palace drama Royal Nirvana

Upcoming historical drama Royal Nirvana 鹤唳华亭 stars Luo Jin (The Way We Were) as an unfavoured prince of Southern Qi and Li Yitong (Bloody Romance) as his love interest. The ~60 episode drama will be premiering on Youku soon.

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Sun Yi, Jin Han’s Twisted Fate of Love wraps up filming

Period romance drama Twisted Fate of Love stars Sun Yi as the heroine Dongyue. She falls in love with Feng Xi (Jin Han), a high-ranking official who plans to exact revenge on the Emperor. Pang Yu (Tan Jianci), the kind-hearted third prince and good friend of the hero develops unrequited affections for Dongyue, and is eventually consumed by jealousy.

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Mid-series review: Novoland: Eagle Flag

Novoland: Eagle Flag is a show that attempts to chronicle the journey of three young heroes who go from naïve youngsters to rulers in their own right. I say attempt only because at the time of writing this review, the one character that seems to be getting a proper and logical growth arc is Ji Ye (Chen Ruoxuan), and even his arc is written in such a way that the character takes one step forward and two steps backward. Lv Guichen (Liu Haoran) is still the just and benevolent savior, though his resurrection should help drive the character forward. That being said, I still find the show riveting enough to watch every single episode, which doesn’t happen very often these days.

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Promo Round-up: Novoland: Eagle Flag

Novoland: Eagle Flag stars Liu Haoran, Song Zu’er and Chen Ruoxuan as the new generation of young heroes who rise up against the tyrannical warlord Ying Wuyi (Zhang Fengyi). [Extended Synopsis]

The 68 episode drama releases two episodes every Monday to Thursday on Zhejiang TV, while Youku/Tencent members get a 6 episode head start.

Episode 1 preview, Theme song by Ayanga, Liu Haoran BTS, Props & Etiquette, Costumes

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Novoland: Eagleflag releases new promos, sets airing date

Eagle Flag  on top of the carcasses of the previous dramas set in Novoland.

Probably the biggest fantasy drama since ,,  Novoland: Eagle Flag九州缥缈录 has finally announced a release date.   The star-studded series stars Liu Haoran, Song Zu’er, Chen Ruoxuan, Jiang Shuying, Xu Qing, Zhang Fengyi, Wang Ou, Li Guangjie, and Chen Haoyu.

The series will air on June 3rd unless Novoland also starts a trade war with China.

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