Princess Agents 楚乔传 is a TV series based on a novel by Xiao Xiang Dong Er that starred Zhao Liying, Lin Gengxin, Shawn Dou and Li Qin. It achieved phenomenal success as one of the most watched Chinese dramas of all time.
Princess Agents ended back in August 2017 but its ending has left fans clamoring for a second season. The production filmed an incomplete story which ended when the male lead was left to drown whilst the heroine’s powers awakened.
People want to see more of how Chu Qiao handles her feelings for Yuwen Yue once she realizes she has them because he must return alive somehow. What will she do in the aftermath of Yan Xun almost killing Yuwen Yue? In the final scene, we see the flower finally appear on Chu Qiao’s back. There are too many unanswered questions that haunt viewers until today.
When the series ended last year, Lin Gengxin wrote a farewell message saying that he doesn’t know whether to say see you again or goodbye forever. Zhao Liying didn’t give herself full points for her character because they only filmed half of the story.
The cast has moved on to other projects since then that it seems impossible to bring them together again. I cannot imagine anyone else playing Chu Qiao, Yuwen Yue or Yan Xun. Even having Deng Lun or Xing Zhaolin return as side characters seem unlikely, more so because Yue Qi was killed off in the last episode.
If ever they do release a second season, I honestly think it needs the same cast as they have already endeared themselves too much to the fans and viewers.
Tribes and Empires: Storms of Prophecy 九州·海上牧云记 is a Chinese TV series that was adapted from a Jin Hezai novel of the same name. It features Huang Xuan, Shawn Dou, Zhou Yiwei, Xu Lu, Janice Man and Zhang Jianning. The series is renowned for its quality production with cinematic visuals and great acting skills.
Due to financial constraints, the series ended on a cliffhanger, episode 75 being the last. People have been asking for a second season for some time now and I can assume why.
There was no closure for the characters and literally no resolution. The characters we’ve come to love didn’t exactly come full circle. What happened to Muyun Sheng who was suddenly put in a position of power? What will he do? What about He Ye? Does he have a plan to rule the world? What of the Muru men? It’s like Princess Agents all over again and the common factor being Shawn Dou.
Tribes and Empires Director Cao Dun once shared in an interview that based on the story they had originally prepared, they could have four seasons. They already sowed the seeds in Tribes and Empires and those storylines are meant to be explored later on. While it seems that there were plans for the story to be continued all along, who, how or when it will be continued seems to be another story.
As of this writing, there is no news that a second season for either of these dramas is being made. As such, fans of this series will have to wait….