Alright! Finally some confirmed news on the next big-budget historical drama, The Fated General (霍去病), based on the life story of military general Huo Qu Bing of the Western Han Dynasty. The last actor in recent memory to play this role for me was Eddie Peng in Sound of the Desert. Zhang Ruo Yun is chosen for the titular lead role for quite some time already and now they have the crew to start rolling them cameras. Cast members are nothing short of beautiful. Wee-bit too baby-looking to be considered as fearsome on the battlefield, though.
Meet the Cast:
Zhang Ruo Yun as Huo Qu Bing. A quiet, young general with a keen eye and brain for battles. He was known for his epic wins against Xiongnu. Eddie set the bar very high for his portrayal. I’m still not convinced by Zhang’s acting. How’s he in Castle in The Sky?
Alan Yu Meng Long plays Li Gan, Qu Bing’s subordinate. His sulky face here reminds me of…. Vic. LOL.
Johnny Bai Yu as Bo Li. He’s Chan Yu’s son, belonging to enemy camp – Xiongnu. I like seeing you in more projects! It’s a bit of a step-down from his leading role in Memory Lost.
Rachel Mao Xiao Tong as Wu Cai. We were just talking about you in the other project, and here you are. =D Playing Hu’s wife, of course.
Victor Huang as Emperor Wu of Han. YES.
Xu Yue as Liu Ling. Looks a bit like Maggie Q. She was in So Young Drama Version.
Karina Hai Ling as Liu Ding Er. Hey there, remember her?
Chen Zi Han as Empress Wei Zi Fu. Them assets.
Li Hong Yi. Another soldier under Huo. I’m starting to think this is gonna be flower boy camp ~ XD
Pan Tai Ming as Wei Qing, Hu’s uncle.
Booting Ceremony to be Held on 8/21/16:
No kidding about the grandeur of this drama. A huge red carpet!
Zhang Ruo Yun with his father, producer Zhang Jian of The Fated General. Yep.
Written by Wen Hao Jie (The Ordinary World, The Water Margin), The Fated General plans to be epically long with 70 episodes.