As far as drama pairings go, today’s announcement of a Zhou Dongyu and Xu Kai collaboration was a refreshing surprise – not so much as far as the project is concerned since rumours have already been swirling that the pair have been tapped to star in a new xianxia drama entitled Ancient Love Poetry千古玦尘, but more of the pairing itself. Admittedly I guess we’ve all been so used to seeing Bai Lu’s name tacked together with Xu Kai’s, what with a slew of dramas they appeared in together, but I guess change is good right. If anything else it’s definitely interesting to see how the ending result will pan out, most especially since this will probably be the award winning actress’ first xianxia and Xu Kai’s nth one.
In the TV adapation of author Xing Ling 星零’s novel Shang Gu 上古, Zhou Dongyu is the titular Shang Gu, one of the four true gods of the ancient world and THE true god above all else. She waits for the return of the man who appears in her dreams after losing her memory, that man is her former lover Bai Jue. Xu Kai plays Bai Jue in the drama, he who spent 60,000 years waiting for his beloved’s return.