Formerly known as Si Mei Ren, the period drama is now Song of Phoenix, and will begin filming in January. The production team just releases four characters posters to whet your interest and a press conference today. The story is based on two historical figures in ancient China with Ma Ke taking on the role of minister Qu Yuan and Qiao Zhen Yu portraying the authoritative figure in King Huai of Chu. They were a tragic pair of Emperor-subject and Qu Yuan was exiled several times throughout his life, leaving him with ample time to listen and collect stories from the people, allowing him to express concerns about the corruptions of the state and himself through poetry.
Qiao Zhen Yu. PRETTY.
Jackson Yi Yang Qian Xi plays the younger version of Qu Yuan.
Viann Zhang playing Ma Ke’s love interest, a song writer.
Press Conference Held Today:
Yu Yu and Liu Yun.
uhhh.. I don’t know what they’re doing…
Beside these five actors, Du Chun is also part of this series.
Directed by Zhang Xiao Zheng (Women of the Tang Dynasty) and Ding Yang Guo (A Different Kind of Pretty Man, Yi Guan Xiao Zhuan), and written by Liang Zhen Hua (Ice and Fire of Youth, Hero Dog), Song of Phoenix plans to have 70 episodes (okay, okay, ya’ll need to chill with this!!).