Douluo Continent 斗罗大陆 held its boot ceremony on December 27, 2018 with only the crew and not one member of the cast present. The show’s literally kept silent for an entire year with filming long completed before formally introducing Xiao Zhan and Wu Xuanyi as the leads just last week.
Based on a fantasy novel of the same name by Tang Jia San Shao 唐家三少, Douluo Continent is Xiao Zhan’s next costume drama to put him back in the leading role after his breakout role in The Untamed. Wu Xuanyi stars in her very first drama.
Dance of the Phoenix 且听凤鸣 which just announced its cast led by Yang Chaoyue has already wrapped on December 20, 2019 in Hengdian after three months of filming. It is helmed by Chan Ka-Lam who was one of the directors of The Untamed. Yang Chaoyue adds another to her growing list of yet-to-air dramas that include The Promise of Chang’An, Ever Night 2 and Midsummer is Full of Hearts.
Xu Kaicheng who plays her leading man returns to the genre after he first charmed viewers as the romantic lead of I’m a Pet at Dali Temple.
Based on the novel Godly Empress Doctor 神医凰后 by Su Xiaonuan 苏小暖, Dance of the Phoenix is a fantasy romance that puts a modern-day doctor in the world of cultivation and into the shoes of a former genius that has been rendered useless.
Also in the cast are Fu Jing, Estelle Chen Yihan, The Untamed stars Wang Haoxuan and Guo Cheng as well as Guo Jicai from The Romance of Hua Rong.
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With Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo winning big at the 2019 Tencent Star Awards and The Untamed bringing home the web drama of the year award, it’s interesting that these new Tencent dramas are still connected to The Untamed in some way. We could probably play a game of six degrees of separation with the ladies too. Wu Xuanyi, Yang Chaoyue and Fu Jing are members of Rocket Girls while Estelle Chen also participated with them in Produce 101 China.