The Wind Blows From Longxi (风起陇西) is an upcoming historical drama based on the novel written by Ma Bo Yong (Longest Day in Chang’an). Written by Jin Hai Shu (The Identity of Father, and yet-to-air The Golden Hairpin) and Jin Yu, and directed by Lu Yang (movie Brotherhood of Blades), the cast has been revealed to be Chen Kun, Bai Yu, Angelababy, Sun Yi, Nie Yuan, Yin Zhu Sheng, Yu Hao Ming, Zhang Xiao Chen, and more, boasting some guest roles from Dong Zi Jian, Lei Jia Yin, and Guo Jing Fei. Reading the synopsis, I’m left quite confused by the double and triple agents status of the cast. It is set during the Three Kingdoms period when the Shu defeated the Wei using their powerful crossbows. Chen Kun plays Chen Gong, a spy/double agent hiding in the Wei State; when the Shu receives some false reports from Chen Gong, they send another spy to investigate him, and he’s Xun Xu (played by Bai Yu). Turns out, there’s another spy named Zhu Long in the Shu kingdom who has been secretly swapping out Chen Gong’s reports. Chen Gong and Xun Xu work together to expose his identity and secure peace in their homeland.
The Bond (乔家的儿女) is an urban drama adapted from the novel written by Wei Xi. Bai Yu plays older brother to Mao Xiao Tong, Song Zu Er, Zhang Wan Yi, and Zhou Yi Ran. The story follows their unchanging bond through hardships and challenges after their mother passed away, and they are left with a good-for-nothing father, played by Liu Jun. It spans 30 years.
Vacation of Love (假日暖洋洋) is a modern drama starring Yao Chen and Bai Yu. Our heroine is an accomplished managing agent who believes that this vacation to a resort will bring her love for her managed artist (played by Zheng Yun Long) to fruition. However, the person he proposes to is not her…Shocked and overwhelmed, she drinks her sorrows away at the beach, catching the eye of a warm-hearted man, our hero, who helps her learn to live and love. Married for years, another couple, played by Zhang Jing Chu and Dong Cheng Peng, go on vacation at the same resort but it’s an act in front of their relatives. She, a career-oriented woman, is tired of her husband’s laziness and has already filed for divorce. This vacation is his chance to win back his wife.
Bai Yu playing the guitar at the beach in shorts? 😍
Here’s a long compilation of teasers and trailers released at various events this past week such as the iQiYi iJoy and Tencent video conference. Sorry, I can’t physically make 20+ separate posts for each of them. I think I have written about the majority before so it’s nothing new. Just a peek from different online platforms for what’s coming up next for them.