Yumama is working his little lamb! After the success of the Story of Yanxi Palace, Wu Jin Yan is back in another palace drama, The Legend of Hao Lan. It’s based on the life story of Queen Dowager Zhao, mother of Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC. Of course with Yumama, a lot of things will differ…. According to the drama synopsis, our heroine was born into a prominent Zhao family but is targeted by her stepmother and loses everything. She’s bought by Lü Buwei (Nie Yuan) who then gifts her to Prince Yiren (Mao Zi Jun, yay! leading!), later King Zhuangxiang of Qin, who is held as a political hostage in the Kingdom of Zhao. The fight for power and love begins~
Lol. I’m dying at the implication of this whole Qing drama. With Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo‘s palace drama, Ru Yi, set to draw in viewers, Yu Zheng can’t sit still and let the opportunity pass by his head. He’s producing his own Qing drama, tentatively called Yan Xi’s Conquest(延禧攻略) and inviting some big stars (Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, and Nie Yuan) to lay foundation while having his own actress Wu Jin Yan (Zhao Ge) in the leading role. If you have watched Princess Pearls (Huan Zhu Ge Ge), you would recognize the three female characters. HA!
It looks good, very good. The name Zhao Ge (朝歌) comes from the last of a series of cities that served as capital of the Shang dynasty, and later capital of State of Wei [Wiki.] It is a fantasy historical drama retelling the wars between the Shang and Zhou dynasties written and produced by Yu Zheng. Yea, that’s the catch to all the pretty!