They have been filming for about three/four weeks, but with enough footage to tease us every now and then. Leading male character is played by Chen Fei Yu (Secret Fruit). His female lead is rising actress Song Yi Ren (Sword Master, At Cafe 6, Time To Love). Ever Night (将夜) is the drama adaptation of fantasy novel written by Mao Ni.
Official First Stills:
Read a little of the novel and the beginning starts out like this: The story takes place in the Tang Dynasty. Our hero is the last surviving member of General Lin Guang Yuan after everyone was massacred by senior general Xia Hou through detailed framing and ruthless execution. The little boy (future Chen Fei Yu) then digs out a young girl (Song Yi Ren) in a pile of dead bodies and they become each other’s family. She’s seen as his maid as she’s frail, dark, and often sick. But she has never addressed him as master until later on in the story, which is done strategically. And yes, she’s our heroine as well, with a secret identity to boot. An identity so significant and life-changing, the whole world wants to hunt her down in the future, but the hero remains by her side to protect her. After they escape death as kids, they move to Wei City and the boy soon becomes a well-loved kid with his wits and honeyed words, and they are later accepted into military camp. They reside there for eight years before leaving the safe haven to guide a noble guest back to Chang An. She’s Tang’s fourth princess who married a tribe leader in a political marriage for peace. Her husband is found dead and now she needs to sneak back to the palace. This is also an opportunity for our hero to earn merits from the princess and her people to gain him entrance into Tang’s famous Academy to be trained with the elites. Because he does have a family to avenge for! [Kappy@AVV]
Chen Fei Yu.
Female lead, Song Yi Ren. But I like how she looks so poor and earthy but still very adorable in the stills!!
OTP SO CUTE.
Do you recognize who this is?!! Took me a second… Surprise to see him here! [Answer: Adam Cheng]
Marco Chen Zhen.
Yin Zhu Sheng.
Teasers & BTS:
Where to Read the Novel?
01. Mecha Mushroom Translations
Directed by Yang Yang (not the actor, his works include City of Angels, Flaming Dawn) and written by the novel writer and Xu Run (Road to the North, Maritime Silk Road), Ever Night plans to have 75 whopping episodes.