Ying Er, Cheney Chen decrypt codes in spy drama Decoded

A new thriller in the house! Spy drama Decoded (解密), based on the novel of the same name written by Mai Jai, stars Cheney Chen and Ying Er as the main pair in a ever-changing world against numbers and codes. Cheney is mostly known for the Tiny Times franchise and I haven’t seen those movies to give a judgement on his acting. Looks like this is his first leading role in a drama so we shall see. Ying Er may not be everyone’s favorite but is consistently receiving filming offers.

Synopsis Via Novel: In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia reveals the mysterious world of Unit 701, a top-secret Chinese intelligence agency whose sole purpose is counterespionage and code breaking.

Rong Jin Zhen (Cheney Chen), an autistic math genius with a past shrouded in myth, is forced to abandon his academic pursuits when he is recruited into Unit 701. As China’s greatest cryptographer, Rong discovers that the mastermind behind the maddeningly difficult Purple Code is his former teacher and best friend, who is now working for China’s enemy―but this is only the first of many betrayals.

Brilliantly combining the mystery and tension of a spy thriller with the psychological nuance of an intimate character study and the magical qualities of a Chinese fable, Decoded discovers in cryptography the key to the human heart. Both a riveting mystery and a metaphysical examination of the mind of an inspired genius, it is the first novel to be published in English by one of China’s greatest and most popular contemporary writers. [Credit]


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Ying Er.

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OTP. Ha. A role reversal! She’s the fighter while he’s the nerd. heh.

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Zhang Zhe Han.

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Jing Chao (Chinese Paladin 5). Dude, I have my eyes on you now. 😉

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Group pics.

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Ady An has a guest appearance. Running around doing cameo guest appearances.

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Guo Jing Fei.

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Press Conference A Few Months Ago:

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Directed by Jian An (Two Families, The River Children) and written by Feng Ji (The Battle of Thunder, Fire Blue Blade), Decoded has 40 episodes and is slotted to air this year.

Via: 01 // 02

  1. 6 thoughts on “Ying Er, Cheney Chen decrypt codes in spy drama Decoded

    Didn’t he get a bunch of plastic surgery? There’s something about his face that I just don’t find very attractive lol

    • 6 thoughts on “Ying Er, Cheney Chen decrypt codes in spy drama Decoded

      I’ve heard of those rumors but don’t really follow him to vouch for any body parts. Lol.

  2. 6 thoughts on “Ying Er, Cheney Chen decrypt codes in spy drama Decoded

    Honestly, I kind of admit, I’m already a little biased against it. Can’t help it. I just finished watching certain episodes of Disguiser, so I mean, I’m trying NOT to compare, but really, I’m totally comparing it to Disguiser…and it’s losing…badly. I’m probably going to go on a no-Republican-era-drama diet for at least a while, maybe until either rouge or Sparrow come out, since I’m definitely watching those no matter how terrible the production hopefully will not be. For Zhou Dong Yu and Zhao Li Ying, sacrifices must be made. Ideally, they’ll be fantastic, but ever since the massive disappointment Legend of Zu and Legend of Qin were….well…let’s say I’m totally off of “Legends” for a while at least.

    Haven’t really seen Cheney Chen in movies or dramas (definitely never succumbed to watching the mess that was Tiny Times…at least the mess that I hear it was), but I really like him in Real Hero (Zhen Xin Ying Xiong show with Zhang Jie and more) and Grade One (the original elementary school version). Not a huge fan of Ying Er, but I can’t really say I dislike her either. But definitely interested in seeing more of Jing Chao since his CP5 promo stills. Since Nirvana, pretty interested in Zhang Zhe Han too. Back when I saw him in Incisive Teacher (with LSS and Nicky), I didn’t really like him cuz his character was such a ridiculous snotty jerk…but since Nirvana…man. He didn’t even really play a huge role (arguable technically cuz he was damn fine as young Lin Shu), but still. However, after seeing his still here and in Ban Shu Legend, I’ve come to the conclusion that he really does look best when he smiles. Like not a polite smile, but a serious happy, arrogant Lin Shu smile. It makes him look really good. Call me shallow, but when he’s got the serious-frowny-eyebrow thing going on, his face looks extra pointy and triangular, which really doesn’t suit him.

    • 6 thoughts on “Ying Er, Cheney Chen decrypt codes in spy drama Decoded

      That is an interesting observation about Zhang Zhe Han. He’s in a few upcoming productions and I think he’s nice to look at. Acting-wise, I don’t know yet. I need to watch Ban Shu Legend!

  3. 6 thoughts on “Ying Er, Cheney Chen decrypt codes in spy drama Decoded

    Why did they name it Unit 701?? that’s just a one digit difference from the notorious Japanese Unit 731.

    Any An: Wearing obvious false eyelashes during such turbulent times defies credibility.

    • 6 thoughts on “Ying Er, Cheney Chen decrypt codes in spy drama Decoded

      Blame the author, anon! They’re just following the novel.

      I don’t bat an eyelash anymore when it comes to make-up in dramas. Lol.

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