The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

Alrighty. The OTP is complete! Upcoming period drama, The Rise of Phoenixes (凰权弈天下) has confirmed Chen Kun months ago and now Ni Ni is a positive addition. The Rise of Phoenixes is based on the novel Huang Quan written by Tian Xia Gui Yuan (pen name). Our male lead is a scheming sixth prince Ning Yi (Chen Kun). Female lead, Feng Zhi Wei (Ni Ni), is an illegitimate daughter of a kingdom who is later framed for a crime and evicted, which leads to her cross-dressing into a famous academy and shines with her keen intelligence. She then seeks vengeance against those who wronged her. This sounds pretty awesome based on the reviews and it’s nice to have our both of our leads as smart and cunning people, sometimes cruel in order to obtain what they want.

Official Posters:

Chen Kun….I keep seeing Ma Tian Yu in his posters. Lol. They could be brothers!

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Ni Ni.

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It is directed by close acquaintances Shen Yan and Liu Hai Bo, who have worked together numerous times before, including Through The Mystery and Chinese Style Relationship. Participating in the script includes novel author Tian Xia Gui Yuan, Zou Yue (Beauty at the Crossfires), and Wang Pei. The Rise of Phoenixes begins filming in April.

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  1. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    YAAASSSSSS

    I can’t wait to see the pretties~

  2. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    Chen Kun is like an edgier version of Ma Tian Yu lol
    Awww, now I want those two as brothers Kappy
    Make it happen c-ent deities!

    • 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

      Yay! Glad someone sees it too!

      Let’s start a praying circle! hahah!

  3. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    This can’t be real, this can’t be real, this can’t be real. This just shot up to the top of my PTW list. I know nothing of the novel/story, but OMG because Chen Kun, and Ni Ni. ‘Nuff said. Can’t get more gorgeous and talented than these two. Both are a total package in their own right, and headlining as our OTP?! I’m done.

    I know nothing of the story/novel, but gotta love those intelligent female on a revenge mission. If writers don’t f*ck this up, then this sounds like it could be everything Princess Weiyoung wished it would be.

    Wonder how many episodes willl this be?

    • 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

      That Weiyoung shade was so well deserved! They did such an injustice to the book
      Want NiNi to be cunning, smart, CRUEL. YASSS. Give me that

      Chen Kun my Love, counting down to 2018 with you

    • 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

      Slated for 50 episodes, which I pray wouldn’t change, given the weird obsession with long-running dramas these days!

  4. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    Wow, such a beautiful pairing.
    Filmed for 7 months… which means we would only be able to watch it in 2018, damn 🙁

  5. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    Ah Ah Ah!!!!! NiNi!!!! So excited! NiNi was really good in Suddenly Seventeen, so I am excited for this girl to be in a drama!!!

  6. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    This plot sounds awesome! Always here for a smart, proactive, revenging heroine. It’s a shame it’s so far away until airing.

  7. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    Lets hope that they’ll keep both leads (but particularly the heroine) ruthless and shady. None of Princess Weiyoung’s bait and switch. Ni Ni is so striking. Cheng Kun is one of my favourite. It has been years since he done a drama – the last one was The Conquest where his Fan Li out pretty Xi Shi.

    • 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

      YES I still remember The Conquest!! Too bad, I absolutely love the story of Fan Li and Xi Shi as an original folktale. It’s got so much potential, yet …Sonija Kwok as Xi Shi absolutely paled next to Chen Kun. She’s beautiful except when she talks/way she carries herself. Kinda like Kim Tae Hee – beautiful face and all until in motion.

      That is one story I feel NEEDS a remake rather than dozens of Condor Heroes remakes we get every other year.

  8. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    NiNi has such a unique look to her – I must say I’m enamored. I’ve never seen her works, only seen in photos and beautiful magazine spreads, so I’m definitely looking forward to her portrayal of a [email protected]$$ female lead.

  9. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    chen kun is beyond gorgeous. was waiting with baited breath to see who’d be cast as his leading lady. not entirely disappointed with nini. she looks much more convincing when she’s looking sultrier like this. loving the poster artwork.

  10. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    The two main leads are so gorgeous. It will be really nice.. 😉
    By the way is Ni Ni still dating Jing Bo ran?

  11. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    Ni Ni and Chen Kun?? I’m soo watching this!! <3

  12. 17 thoughts on “The Rise of Phoenixes confirms leading lady Ni Ni

    Never watched any of Ni Ni’s movies but she’s so pretty!

    YESSS to both leads being interesting and have their own motivations in life!

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