iQiyi has released a handful of trailers and posters for its upcoming dramas. The successful Light On programme is back for a second round, and the streaming platform has also lumped its romance dramas into a Sweet On schedule, which is set to begin this month. Which dramas are you looking forward to most?
First up is Luoyang, and the trailer is giving me huge The Longest Day in Chang’an vibes. Huang Xuan‘s character seems pretty similar to Lei Jiayin’s, in that they’re both former government officials who are tasked with solving intriguing mysteries.
This might be the most fun photoshoot of the year. As the host of the upcoming GQ Men of the Year event, Wang Yaoqing spoofed all the 2020 covers. Other than being funnier, there are two covers of his that I unironically like as fashion magazine covers more than the original.
To Dear Myself is another female ensemble drama focusing on the careers and romances of three women played by Liu Shishi, Kan Qingzi and Chen Miqi. Their love interests are played by Zhu Yilong, Peng Guanying and Li Zefeng respectively. [Extended Synopsis]
The 45 episode drama airs daily on Hunan TV beginning tonight.
Liu Shishi and Zhu Yilong’sTo Dear Myself has released teasers, and the hero’s personality is already getting on my nerves. Fingers-crossed he has a good backstory, and that the writer doesn’t go overboard with the machismo. The drama is slated to premiere this Sunday on Hunan TV.
Zhu Yilong fits perfectly in this Republican-era scholar and aviator in this new photoshoot. I love the use of shadows and light to create an aged look in this photoshoot for Zhu Yilong. The set comes with a set of Sun Jun’s classic gongbi paintings.
The Lost Tomb Rebootstars Zhu Yilong as Wu Xie, and will focus on his tomb raiding adventures ten years after the events of the last novel. Costars include Mao Xiaotong, Hu Jun, Baron Chen, Huang Junjie, Chen Minghao, Tse Kwanhoand Huang Mengying.
Republican espionage drama The Rebel 叛逆者 stars Zhu Yilong as Lin Nansheng, a covert operative who is sent to infiltrate an underground Communist base in Shanghai led by university student Zhu Yizhen (Tong Yao).