Another exciting casting news! Still happily in love (methinks with you know who), Chen Xiao, along with newly independent, Zheng Shuang, and freshly married, Yan Kuan, have created a scrutiny on Weibos for being the candidates of another novel adaptation. This time it’s The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants written by Shi Yukun. If you know the famous, morally upright, judge Bao Zheng (Bao Gong), chances are you know about the talented men who aided him in his quest to fight corruption.
- Of course, this wouldn’t be the first adaptations of the novels. There were film versions and side stories about these characters in numerous dramas focused on Bao Gong‘s life. This adaptation aims to speak about the guys’ adventures.
- If the news ring true, Chen Xiao will be portraying the youngest gallant of the group – Bai Yu Tang. Known for his good looks, Yu Tang is described as arrogant and fiercely stubborn. His nemesis is Bao Gong’s trusted guard , and everyone’s beloved man, Zhan Zhao. haha. Petty jealousy. 😀
- No news on Yan Kuan’s or Zheng Shuang’s roles yet. But I’m glad to have Chen Xiao back in ancient series. You bootyful thing (please reunite with Li Ying soon…). And I’m doubly excited for Zheng Shuang if she does take on this project. Girl is on a hot streak, no? Getting project offers left and right after the break-up. Although many are sad, I think it might just be the best decision she’s made (he’s a nice guy, don’t mistaken) for herself. From her interview, she seems lost while dating Zhang Han. Living in your GF/BF’s shadow of success ain’t fun. More power to you girl!
- UPDATES 7/11/14: Our wishes came true! Yan Kuan will be playing Zhan Zhao. HAHA. Zheng Shuang plays the main female character, Ding Yue Hua, the object of their affections, as if we needed the love triangle to spice up this already-fun bromance? But in the original story, she eventually becomes Zhan Zhao’s wife. Heartbreak for the young lad?
- The production company is Beijing Tianxing Yiyuan Entertainment Co., which has produced only…a…handful of unknown dramas. It is directed by Jia Dai Wu (Tian Xian Pei Hou Zhuan)….Writing the screenplay is Tan Li ( (Sister Jiang) and the producer is Li Dong Ga (特殊争夺, Lotus Lantern) Uh….I’m kinda worried…..
- The Five Gallants is scheduled to have 26 episodes and looks to begin shooting soon this summer.