The current working title is Goodbye My Princess 东宫 and it is based on the 2010 novel by Fei Wo Si Cun 匪我思存 that tells a story of a princess from a foreign land who has to marry the crown prince for political reasons. It sounds like a lot of hijinks off the bat between two people stuck with each other through a stroke of destiny, but between the title and the author’s track record for tragic romance, I firmly believe that we’re in for a world of pain.
The conceptual posters depict the two leads falling into a river between the living and the dead and it talks of forgetting love (amnesia?). I feel like this is a production that should have quite the hype because of its existing fanbase, so it’s interesting that they’re going with two relatively new actors. Peng Xiao Ran who is better known as Fan Bing Bing’s prodigy headlines as the main lead after a supporting role in Win the World while Chen Xing Xu who played Yang Kang in Legend of the Condor Heroes plays her leading man.