I’m pretty sure that good news is gonna come out soon, cause there’s no other reason other than baby daddy that can force a man to leave his beautiful wife right after marriage and work endlessly and over nights, right? Still filming for Three Heroes and Five Gallants as the dashing Zhan Zhao, Yan Kuan takes on a completely different character – a noble thief, Xiao Shi Yi Lang, in the novel by Gu Long (The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung, The Proud Twins, The Legend of Lu Xiao Feng).
The last drama adaptation of Xiao Shi Yi Lang was eleven years ago, starring Nicky Wu, Yu Bo, and Athena Chu. Watch on Viki. Around the same time, TVB also has their own version with Felix Wong and Maggie Siu (I watched this version, but don’t recall much…)
Beijing Oriental Fei International is the production company with Ju Jue Liang (The Patriot Yue Fei, Water Margin) as the director. Xiao Shi Yi Lang is slated to be 50 episodes and filming begins yesterday. Not all cast has joined yet.
Confirmed Cast So Far:
Yan Kuan = Xiao Shi Yi Lang. Very flirty and suave. Somehow, he manages to look good in any hairstyle! This is his costume for the role.
Gan Ting Ting plays Shen Bi Jun. A noble girl betrothed to Lian Cheng Bi but is deeply in love with Yi Lang.
Zhu Yi Long plays Lian Cheng Bi, a handsome, young master of the Lian Manor. Deemed by the public as the perfect husband material. Shen Bi Jun’s fiancé.
Li Yi Xiao as Feng Si Niang, a swordswoman who loves Yi Lang.
That tattoo is hot!
Kristy Zhang as Xiao Gong Zi / Xiao Xiao, one of the three disciples of Xiao Yao Hou (Mr. Yang’s alias). While her role is small (a step down from leading lady status in Princess of Lan Ling), she’s already filming (costume below). Adorable.
Yu Qing Bin as Yang Kai Tai, son of the Mr. Yang, a rich horse breeder. Mr. Yang is the main villain of the series. I believe he loves Feng Si Niang.
Elvis Tsui as Mr. Yang (Xiao Yao Hou). Rich man, owns a massive horse breeder. Villain.
Beside Yan Kuan, Kristy, and Elvis, I’m not familiar with the rest of the cast members. I can’t distinguished between the two ladies in love with Yi Lang at all. Have you watched any previous versions? Looking forward to this one?
Source: 01 // Baidu // Weibo