Tencent Penguin Pictures announces their extensive library of upcoming dramas

The Message c-drama


On June 12, Tencent Penguin Pictures held a press conference in Shanghai wherein they released a comprehensive list of titles, many of which are drama adaptations based on popular novels. It really sums up to a lot when you put them all together, which ultimately gives a little something for everybody to enjoy.

The cast of The Message 风声, which includes Xu Lu, Janice Man, Tony Yoning Yang, Sun Zhi Jian and Yu Ai Lei came specially for the event. The Message is based on a novel of the same name by Mai Jia 麦家 that was made into a spy thriller starring Zhou Xun, Li Bing Bing, Huang Xiaoming, Zhang Hanyu, Alec Su and Wang Zhi Wen. The movie was a commercial and critical success, so I can only imagine the potential for its drama counterpart.

The King
The King’s Avatar 全职高手, which is based on a novel by Butterfly Blue 蝴蝶蓝 has announced Yang Yang as the lead. It’s a nod to Love O2O in a way given that the actor will be playing an expert gamer once more and guys, there is an animated adaptation of the novel floating around. And seriously, Yang Yang is the perfect choice in my mind for a live action anime. 
Leo Wu Lei Sha Hai
Tencent Penguin Sha Hai c-drama


Next up is our favorite teenage actor Leo Wu Lei,  who will be headlining Sha Hai 沙海, a mystery adventure adapted from a novel by Nan Pai San Shu 南派三叔. The stories form the latter part of the author’s Tomb Raider franchise revolving around a young student named Li Cu as the main protagonist. 
It’s interesting that Tencent has also unveiled that it is working on a huge bevy of Candle in the Tomb adaptations. Candle in the Tomb circles in the exact same genre but it is based on the novels by Tian Xia Ba Chang 天下霸唱. A well-established team of veterans has already been placed behind the scenes and it includes Producer Hou Hong Liang of Nirvana in Fire, Directors Guan Hu and Zhang Li. 
Tencent Penguin Pictures Dramas
Aside from the drama announcements, there are existing projects like See You Again, Only Side By Side With You and The Majesty of Wolf as well as dramas that have been categorized as big productions such as Secret of the Three Kingdoms, Legend of Fuyao and Fights Break Sphere
I honestly think I may have squealed when I saw the words Three Lives Three Worlds, the Pillow Book, which is simply put, only the highly-anticipated sequel to Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms. Other sequels include Novoland Castle in the Sky 2 and Medical Examiner Dr. Qin 3. It is way too early to tell if and when these are happening but at least someone has it on their radar. More titles below…
Tencent Penguin Pictures DramasTencent Penguin Pictures Dramas
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  1. ann

    June 14, 2017 12:14 PM
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    June 14, 2017 12:37 PM
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    June 14, 2017 1:48 PM
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    June 14, 2017 2:42 PM

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