The Qin Empire: Jue Qi 大秦帝国之崛起 is a 34-episode Chinese drama that is the third installment of the Qin Empire franchise which began more than ten years ago.
It continues the ambitious reenactment of a significant time in history to tell a story that revolves around Ying Ji, the king of Qin whose efforts to conquer the six warring states contributed greatly to the eventual reunification of an empire.
The series stars Ning Jing, Zhang Bo, Xing Jia Dong, Yang Zhi Gang, Shen Jia Ni, Zhao Chun Yang, Wu Lian Sheng and Wang Xiao Yi. It also brings on Ding Hei as the director and Zhang Jian Wei as the screenwriter, both of which also worked on The Qin Empire 2.
The Qin Empire 1 and 2 earned laudable ratings of 9.0 and 8.5 on Douban respectively, so I have faith that this time will be no different. The production takes the same no-frills approach to tell a traditional story is in the most compelling way that may be a dream come true for avid historians.
Release Date: February 9, 2017 on CCTV
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