It feels as though dramaland took a giant step backwards this week with the sudden closure of DramaFever, but it seems like c-dramas are unfazed and looking to the future with optimism. iQiYi unveiled their future plans through a press event held yesterday in Shanghai and what they have is an ever-growing roster of dramas. A number of stars were in attendance to promote their respective shows.
Johnny Huang headlines The Thunder, a cop drama also starring Wu Gang, Wang Jinsong and Simon Yam. It is expected to be released Q1 2019.
Yang Zishan and Zhu Yawen are in a love-hate relationship in The Lion’s Reflection of Laying Cat. He is a mysterious bodyguard and she is a domineering CEO. It is expected to be released Q3 2019.
Oho Ou and Tan Songyun star in The Eight, an action-packed drama about martial artists in jianghu.
Alan Yu and Ju Jingyi star in Legend of the White Snake. Despite being the third adaptation of the classic folktale, Ju Jingyi said that she doesn’t mind comparisons. They’ve tried their best and the rest is up to the viewers. She herself watched the previous adaptations and the animated version.
Xing Zhaolin and Bai Lu star in Lucky’s First Love. The title alone sounds like a cute rom-com in the making.
Chen Sicheng announced the plans for a drama adaptation of the hit movie franchise Chinatown Detective. Filming is expected to begin soon.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a whole slew of posters for upcoming dramas that have been completed, currently in production or still in the beginning phases. Which one are you looking forward to the most?
Legend of White Snake starring Alan Yu and Ju Jingyi
Liang Shi Huan starring Alan Yu and Yukee Chen
Hao Lan Zhuan starring Wu Jinyan, Mao Zijun and Nie Yuan
The Eight starring Oho Ou and Tan Songyun
Handsome Siblings starring Chen Zheyuan and Hu Yitian
Anti-Terrorism Special Forces starring Yang Xuwen and Daisy Dai Si
Fearless starring Vincent Zhao and Nikita Mao
The Files of Teenagers in the Concession starring Huang Zitao and Sophie Zhang
If Time Flows Back starring Jin Dong and Jiang Xin
City of Desire starring Wu Xiubo and Angelababy
Like a Flowing River starring Wang Kai, Yang Shuo and Dong Zijian
The Lion’s Reflection of Laying Cat starring Yang Zishan and Zhu Yawen
Dancing in the Storm starring William Chan and Guli Nazha
Another Me starring Shen Yue and Chen Duling
Go Go Squid starring Yang Zi and Li Xian
Arsenal Military Academy starring Bai Lu and Xu Kai
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