At the onset of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, three brothers find themselves on divergent paths as the entire nation prepares for the coming of a New World 新世界. While investigating the murder of his fiancée Jia Xiaoduo, police officer Xu Tian walks down a path that results in his unexpected involvement with the liberation of Peking by the Communist Party. When the stakes are high and family relationships, love, national interests, and personal beliefs are at odds with each other, the brothers Jin Hong, Tie Lin and Xu Tian each make choices that take them on radically different journeys from each other.
New World is a 70 episode series that dramatizes the fate of ordinary citizens at the cusp of Peking’s liberation, reflecting the turbulence of the times and the difficult choices people had to make to survive. The drama stars actors Sun Honglei, Zhang Luyi, and Yin Fang as the three brothers Jin Hong, Tie Lin and Xu Tian. Also sharing the spotlight with them are Wan Qian, Li Chun, Hu Jing, Zhao Zheng, Qin Han, Zhang Yao and Zhang Yezi. Sparrow and Better Days actress Zhou Dongyu also makes a special appearance as Jia Xiaoduo.
Unlike the recent spate of costumed historicals, xianxias and modern dramas that dominated the airwaves, you can expect New World to be pretty much classified under the patriotic sort of dramas the state would’ve approved of in the lead up to last year’s 70th anniversary celebrations. So if you’re a history enthusiast or just want a whiff of fresh air from drama land’s current offerings, why not give this series a go?
Release Date: January 13, 2020 Dragon TV, Beijing TV, Tencent, iQIYI