The date June 3rd has been floating around for a while now among bloggers, but I only trust it when the production weibo stamps it on their posters (even then, things could go awry). Next monday, folks!
Well! After two months of filming, we finally have some posters to look at. Novoland: Eagle Flag (九州缥缈录) is the next drama set in the vast magical universe “Novoland”. The author, Jiang Nan, along with Jin He Zai (Tribes), is one of the original writers who created the universe and he has been working on the drama script with another person. I’m quite excited about this production since I’m fond of both of the leads, who are very young in dramaland: Liu Hao Ran is 20 this year and Song Zu Er (The Dark Lord) is only 19, same age as one of my bros. Lol. Eagle Flag follows the epic, sweeping story of three youths who found comfort in each other’s company during the vicissitudes of life and power struggles between empires, with Hao Ran playing a weak and sickly prince who is sent away….as a hostage in another land, where he meets a brave and untamed warrior (Chen Ruo Xuan) and a witty princess (Zu Er). Their story of struggle, growth, love, and friendship unleash into a heroic journey of sorts.
The hostage part sounds familiar to our dear Yan Xun? Because this is where Princess Agents novel writer picked up the threads for her main story. Lol.
Now this is a drama worth getting hyped on just for the pure, raw talents of the cast members alone! Uncle and Young Man (大叔与少年) is the upcoming modern drama starring Zhang Jia Yi (White Deer Plain) and Zhang Yi Shan (Ten Miles of Spring Wind Can’t Compare To You) about the collision and accepting of generational conflicts and differences. Zhang Jia Yi is man fresh out of prison and has a daughter (actress Wang Yi Zhe) who is dating an unruly youngster born after the 90s and the two will naturally butt heads for both good and bad reasons. Ha. I love that Dad isn’t the usual grumpy dad, he has dirt on his bio! Yi Shan should be scared. XD