Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

Looks like the drama adaptation of Fei Wo Si Cun‘s novel Eastern Palace (东宫), has officially begun filming with an English name of Goodbye My Princess. Just like any other novels, it will get multiple versions: a movie, one drama, and a possible webdrama. The movie version has Zhao Li Ying and Yang Yang’s names attached as rumors for years but yet nothing is made of it. While the drama adaptation did have Fan Bing Bing as the rumored female lead for a little while. No confirmation was made until the drama weibo posted on August 6th that a big move would be taking place soon and in the comment section, fans dropped names, most popular are Hu Ge and Liu Shi Shi. Lol.

But today the booting ceremony takes place with the confirmed leads… guess who?

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Our Leads at Booting Ceremony 8/10:

Chen Xing Xu. He played Yang Kang in the new Legend of the Condor Heroes. Looks so different in modern garbs!

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Peng Xiao Ru. She was in The Mystic Nine and currently in Fan Bing Bing’s Win The World. She’s FBB’s new baby chick. That explains why she’s promoted in here instead of her boss. heh.

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OTP. Her smile reminds me of Tang Yan.

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Hmmm, Taiwanese Actor Kingone Wang is also in here!

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Shawn Wei is also in here. Other veteran names: Siqin Gaowa, Wang Zhi Fei, Gallen Lo, and Kristy Yang.

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Falling Posters. Must be the river of Forgetfulness?

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From the reviews, the novel is a tragic romance, a political marriage with a sad ending between two royalties, princess and prince of two different countries. She’s a carefree, spirited, and pampered princess of Western Liang while he’s raised under the hatred of his mother’s murder (?), becoming an introverted Zhongyuan Prince of his own. They do have a brief sweet romance of their own when he comes to her under disguise three years ago and she falls for him hard, an innocent and sincere love she gives to him completely. She tells him she wants 100 fireflies before she would agree to marry him and what he does is set the whole night to be lit up by hundreds and perhaps thousands of fireflies.

Unfortunately, on their wedding day, he takes off his mask, and the boy she loves…dies that day. What’s left of him is a cold, calculating and cruel Prince, turning her whole world upside down, her father goes mad, her mother and grandfather die, forcing her to jump into a Forgetfulness river, ridding of her these cruel memories. But he also jumps into the river to save her!

And under a blank state of mind, she marries that cruel man in exchange for the peace of her countrymen; their lives never intersecting for 3 years. He has his own beloved concubine while she spends her days escaping outside the palace, helping the poor, catching thieves, sending lost kids home, etc.

When I say the ending is sad it’s because our male lead’s thirst for the throne scares the heroine as he’s willing to kill anyone who stands in his way. So much that the only way to escape him, is death. This sounds familiar… doesn’t it? A man goes cray-cray for the throne and eventually loses the lady he loves… *ahum* *ahum*

Directed by Li Mu Ge (Fighting Time, Roses Battle) written by Song Yang Ming (Seven Years) and Fei Wo Si Cun, Goodbye My Princess plans to have 30 episodes (how come I don’t believe this projected number of episodes? Lol.) And if nothing has changed, it is a collaboration between Fan Bing Bing and Yu Zheng as the major producers.

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  1. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    I’m gonna bet it’s a first season. No way this will end with 30episodes. In the event I am wrong, I am more than happy to eat my words😬
    Though the story itself isn’t very novel…but the whole memory reset do remind me of zui ling long.

    • 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

      Oh and I haven’t read this hahaha. So no expectations. Just the authors record of tragic romance is enough to discourage me from ever reading her books.

      • 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

        YOU HAVEN’T MAYMAY!! WHUUT? Lol.

        It totally skipped my mind about the multiple seasons krap!! GAHHH.

  2. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    I read this novel many years ago and still remember how sad it was. Well, I love the tragedy genre so I am absolutely looking forward to this adaptation….

  3. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    FBB and Yu Zheng hmmmmmm…….

  4. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    Sorry but I am staying away from this as far as possible.😂 I heard about this novel and know about this author so I am staying far away to save myself from heartbreak and buckets of tears. I am not a fan of tragedy and knowing its the ultimate tragedy…no thanks…but I am quite surprise they are using such fresh actors for the leads…thought they will use very famous actors. Anywho… if they do the movie and the actors are right, I may check out the movie since 2 hours of tragedy is much better than investing in the story for 30+ hours lol

  5. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    So excited to see Chen Xing Xu’s name! I thought he was one of the best things out of LOCH 2017, which itself is quite a decent production, with a pretty good Douban rating. (And you know how harsh the Chinese are with Douban). He’s very good portraying a slimy Yang Kang, and can pull off cold and calculative. I am now curious how he will show the nice personality.

  6. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    I read this novel and I think there’s way too much angst. Plus, it has a bad ending which I stay away from.

  7. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    hahaha anyway,i’m do suport Zhao Li Ying and Yang Yang as main lead for movie version haha,just waiting so much for both of them collaborate in any project beside CF.

    • 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

      ZLY? But the storyline sounds like the urm…one she just did not too long ago though lol. Hopefully it’s a better director next time and make things go right-er.

  8. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    Nono to movie adaptations. They always flop, especially when the drama already has a fanbase beforehand.
    FBB and Yuzheng together sounds disastrous, especially when both of them are known for “style over substance”. But maybe negative + negative will become positive?
    Surprised they use such unknown leads as well.

  9. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    If ZYL is in the movie version with Yang Yang then I’m so for it. However all this tragedy…I know I won’t be able to stomach this so I’ll most likely skip it. I’m only now getting back into reading c-novels so I haven’t heard this one, glad to know this will be a author who’s works I will be skipping lol

  10. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    Male lead sounds hateful and the female lead sounds like a doormat. PASS!

  11. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    Gallen Lo and Kristy Yang?? Whoa!

  12. 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

    Is there an English translated version of the book out anywhere? I want to know what happens before I watch it, that way it won’t be too heart breaking…

    • 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

      i think…. read Kap’s review? she puts the ending in it…. the ending is the girl dies (jump to her death) to escape from the male lead since he’s too hungry for power. lol.

      fei wo is the writer…. dog blood angst is always included.

      • 17 thoughts on “Eastern Palace Drama (Goodbye My Princess) casts Chen Xing Xu and Peng Xiao Ran as leads

        I did read it but I honestly want more.

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