Tang Dynasty counter-terrorism thriller The Longest Day in Chang’an now available on Amazon, Viki

The Longest Day in Chang’an

Tang Dynasty counter-terrorism thriller The Longest Day in Chang’an 长安十二时辰, the other drama that aired without warning, is now available for members on Amazon, Viki , and will soon be on Youtube with English subs.

Starring Lei Jiayin, Yi Yangqianxi, Reyizha, Zhou Yiwei, and Lu Fangsheng, the series tells of the attempt of a young secret service leader who teams up with a retired cop to try and stop an imminent terrorist attack on Tang-dynasty Chang’an before time runs out.

Rocket Girls’ Zhang Zining sings the promo song with lyrics by poet Li Bai

The Longest Day in Chang’an is now available for streaming

There are so many new dramas I don’t even know which one to start with.

Within minutes of  The Untamed airing, historical suspense drama  长安十二时辰 released twelve episodes without any warning. You can watch it here (update: now region-blocked;  update 2: it will be up on Amazon, Youtube and Viki sometimes in July). Only the first four episodes are available for non-VIP members. I’m not sure when/if the rest will be available for non-VIP members.

Like The Untamed, there’s no new promotional materials other than the previous poster and synopsis here and trailer and stills here.

Trailer below, BTS here and here

 

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Promo Round-up: From Survivor to Healer

Healing romance drama From Survivor to Healer stars Shawn Dou (Tribes and Empires) and Miao Miao (Youth) as mental health professionals who must try and overcome their own traumatic experiences before treating others.

The 42 episode drama releases an episode a day on all major Chinese streaming sites as well as Youtube and Viki. VIP members get an 8 episode head start.

Playlist of trailers and behind-the-scenes:

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Zhang Ziyi makes drama debut opposite Zhou Yiwei

Finally an official confirmation – this post has been in the drafts section since 2016…

A-lister Zhang Ziyi (Forever Young), who has worked exclusively in the film industry since her debut in 1999, is starring in upcoming historical romance drama Monarch Industry 江山故人 (one of the worst English titles I’ve ever seen). Zhou Yiwei (Entrepreneurial Age), her ‘mentee’ from variety show Birth of a Performer/Actor plays the male lead.

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Zhao Liying’s Our Glamorous Time has an official trailer, to air Nov 11th

Our Glamorous Time revolves around the romance between an aspiring fashion designer (Zhao Liying) and a soldier turned CEO (Jin Han). Throw in some revenge plots and conspiracies set up by business competitors, and you’ve got yourself a 50 episode idol romance drama (I wouldn’t have guessed from the poster alone).

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Trailer and stills for Lei Jiayin, Yi Yangqianxi’s upcoming period drama

I already love the trailer for The Longest Day in Chang’an, and despite director Cao Dun’s terrible track record in controlling the pacing of a show, I’m still hoping this will turn out to be a solid mystery drama. Lei Jiayin plays a former officer turned prisoner on death row who is hired by Yi Yangqianxi to find the culprit behind a terror plot within 24 hours. [Extended Synopsis]

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Promo Round-up: Entrepreneurial Age

Entrepreneurial Age focuses on the entrepreneurial journey of software developer Guo Xinnian (Huang Xuan), and his romance with colleague Na Lan (Angelababy), an analyst in the IT industry. The 54 episode drama airs daily on Dragon TV / Zhejiang TV beginning tonight.

[Extended Synopsis]

 

This trailer focuses on Huang Xuan and Zhou Yiwei, as they go from friends to competitors:

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Xu Zheng is Dying to Survive in upcoming black comedy film

Dying to Survive 我不是药神 stars Xu Zheng (A or B) as Cheng Yong, a man suffering from chronic myeloid leukemia who sources a generic cancer drug Veenat from India and resells it in China with the help of fellow patient Lv Shouyi (Wang Chuanjun). Zhou Yiwei plays the cop that is hot on their heels.

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Over 40 celebs join in Vogue Film photoshoot

 

Three generations of Chinese actresses.

It’s rare to get this many stars to do anything together, not to mention a photoshoot where everyone’s agent is probably fighting for a better spot, but Vogue Film has done it in conjunction with its gala this year. The photoshoots includes  some of the biggest actors, including Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Angelababy, Liu Shishi, Tong Liya, Xin Zhilei, Tan Zhuo, Huang Xuan, Ethan Ruan, Zhou Yiwei, Zhai Tianlin, Han Dongjun, Xu Weizhou, Peng Yuchang, Bai Baihe, Jing Boran, William Chan, Ma Sichun, Janine Chang, Sun Yi, Li Meng, Qi Xi, Lan Yingying, Chen Ran, Victoria Song, Ouyang Nana, Wu Lei, Chen Feiyu, Song Zuer, Yang Le, Geng Le, Li Chun, Zhang Xueying, Zhang Zifeng, and Chen Wenqi. Musicians Zhang Bichen, Li Yundi, Zhou Bichang and models Ju Xiaowen, Xi Mengyao, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying (Bad Genius is amazing and I highly recommend it) , and Karlie Kloss also joined in the fun.

I was able to recognized 34 of the 42 without looking at the list of names, how many can you identify?

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Huang Xuan plays a struggling entrepreneur in new drama

Huang Xuan is everywhere these days thanks to Youth (definitely worth watching, in my opinion), Legend of the Demon Cat and Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy. In Entrepreneurial Age, he’ll be playing Guo Xinnian, a developer who is forced to sell his most successful app ‘Magic Crystal’.

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