To say that this has been a long time coming has been an understatement. Being the sequel to Legend of Zhen Huan, Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace 如懿传 led by Zhou Xun and Wallace Huo is one drama that many people have been clamouring for, but it’s had a hard time securing a premiere date on account of being a historical drama.
Today’s Qixi Festival aka Chinese V-day and Ruyi just dropped some wonderful news via the show’s official weibo. Ruyi will will premiere on August 20, 2018 exclusively on Tencent. It looks like the plan to have a simultaneous Chinese network broadcast did not pan out, but what’s important is that it’s airing. Two episodes will be released daily from Monday to Thursday at 8pm while Tencent members can enjoy 6 episodes in advance.
This comes at a time when Story of Yanxi Palace which was the dark horse among the two shows premiered much earlier and is currently basking in its success. Will Ruyi live up to increasingly heightened expectations to find the same success?