The King’s Woman 丽姬传 is a 48-episode Chinese historical drama that is a prequel to the Legend of Qin. It is based on a series of novels by Sayling Wen which revolves around a fictionalized romance between Gong Sun Li, Ying Zheng and Jing Ke that begins during the Warring States Era.
The story places the heroine Gong Sun Li between two powerful figures. Ying Zheng is the Emperor of the Qin Dynasty, a formidable ruler credited for constructing The Great Wall of China yet he is not only revered but also feared for his cunning-nature and ruthlessness. Jing Ke on the other hand is known throughout history as the man who attempted to assassinate Ying Zheng.
Given the heavy influences of history books, the plot sounds considerably more serious compared to Legend of Qin and the characters also more complicated and fleshed out. Instead of her usual candy roles, Dilraba Dilmurat will become Gong Sun Li, a beautiful and intelligent woman who learns to thrive within the palace. Zhang Bin Bin who is forever the second lead takes on the challenge as the leading man this time around as an emperor no less.
Release Date: August 14, 2017 Zhejiang TV and Youku (two episodes every Monday to Wednesday 10 p.m.)
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