With so many dramas dropping new promos lately, Yan Yun Tai 燕云台 which marks Tiffany Tang Yan’s return to the historical genre serves up a first look into its story about the Liao courts and its significant players.
As the title character, Tang Yan is dressed to impress in bold colors fit for a monarch. She’s no longer princess weiyoung but an EMPRESS. Set during the Liao Dynasty, she brings to life Xiao Yanyan, from the Khitan tribe, who becomes the consort of the emperor and later turns into the most powerful woman of the dynasty.
Shawn Dou (Princess Agents) who also played Tang Yan’s love interest in See You Again plays Han Derang, Xiao Yanyan’s childhood sweetheart who later becomes a powerful court official.
Of course the drama is not without its antagonist and who better to play Xiao Hunian, the formidable opponent and sister to the heroine, than renowned actress Charmaine Sheh who seems to be enjoying a streak of villainous roles after Story of Yanxi Palace.
Jing Chao is on my list as the one who never seems to get the girl from his recent dramas like Princess Silver and Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace. As it is stated in history, Xiao Yanyan marries emperor Yelü Xian and becomes empress though it must make for a complicated romance since her heart belongs to another.
The supporting cast also includes Kevin Tan Kai, Liu Yijun, Lu Shan, Ji Chen and Ning Li in their winter costumes.