Princess Weiyoung 锦绣未央 is a Chinese historical drama that started garnering attention before filming even began due to a poster release of Tiffany Tang Yan (Chinese Paladin) as Li Weiyang. The rights to broadcast online have already been purchased by Tencent and media outlets are eagerly anticipating this multi-million project that has put together a powerhouse cast and a script that has spent 2 years in the making.
Tang Yan deviates from her typical roles to become a princess of the late regime who experienced the harsh cruelties of life yet comes back wiser, stronger and with a vengeance. The plot already sounds like the female version of Nirvana in Fire but I remain a skeptic that it can even come close to the former’s glory.
The series also stars Luo Jin and Vanness Wu and avid fans of the original novel can only further fuel the hype. Looking at the stills, I just have one question. What’s with the dreadlocks?
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