Without doubt, historical dramas are back and here to stay.
With the recent slew of new dramas on the air, heck even state television station CCTV got in on the action with Handsome Siblings that premiered tonight, costumed historical dramas aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. And joining that ever growing list is drama The Twin Flower Legend 长相守 which just released new posters announcing its cast as well as new stills to give us a peek at the series based on the novel 木槿花西月锦绣 by Hai Piaoxue.
Central to the storyline are a pair of twin sisters Hua Mujin and Hua Jinxiu, roughly translated to “flower hibiscus” and “flower beautiful” hence the title Twin Flower, played by actress Mao Xiao Hui and Kai Xuanrespectively. Sold to the Yuan family as slaves when they were little, the pair form their own little family with three other children they meet – Yu Feiyan, Song Minglei and Yao Biying, promising to always look out for each other. The Twin Flower Legend tells the story of how Mujin helps her family rise above their situation and the extraordinary men that have made a mark in her life – the innocent Yuan Feijue, the androgynous Duan Yuerong portrayed by Kenny Kwan and her beloved Yuan Feibai, played by Yu Xiaotong.
The series also features Huang Jue, Lin Yushen, Yang Yuting, Chen Zhengyang, Yang Yi, Zhang Yilong, Li Haobin, Qiang Chuan and Yuan Ziyiamongst others.