I was a bit surprised to see Tientsin Mystic 2 河神2 pushing ahead with a premiere so soon after Zhang Mingen’s alleged cheating scandal that seems to have only gotten worse with Hu Bingqing’s tell-all interview where she denies being a third party yet makes Zhang Mingen come off like a complete jerk.
Tientsin Mystic 2 already had one hurdle to overcome due to the casting change from Li Xian to Jin Shijia and the bad news surrounding Zhang Mingen certainly doesn’t help. Regardless, we’ve got one upcoming drama for the month of July so far and I’d be curious to see how it fares. Please remember to check back for more updates.
Tientsin Mystic 2 (July 6 iQIYI, Tencent)
The continuation of Tientsin Mystic leads the story to an investigation around an explosion that has caused floods in the city. However, strange incidents occur one after the other. Cui Feng Zi dies, a diplomat burns to death and underwater graves are found in the river. Tianjin is caught in disarray and people are in panic. Guo Deyou, Ding Mao, Gu Ying and Xiao Lanlan gather once more to explore the truth behind a series of mysteries. Starring Jin Shijia, Zhang Mingen, Wang Zixuan and Charlene Chen Yumi.
The Song of Glory (July 1 Tencent)
Set in Nan Song, a young emperor Liu Yilong works hand-in-hand with his true love, a woman named Changge, to bring back a prosperous nation. Starring Li Qin and Qin Hao.
Dance of the Sky Empire (Jul 8 iQIYI)
Moyun Academy is the number one academy in Great Tang. However, it is said that a student of the school will become the catalyst for the return of the King of Demon. To everyone’s surprise, a lowlife named Li Xuan is accidentally accepted into the academy. Starring Xu Kai and Wu Jiayi.
Twenty Your Life On (Jul 14 Hunan TV, iQIYI)
A story about the worries of youth as they enter adulthood is told from the perspective of four girls who are about the graduate from college. Starring Guan Xiaotong, Bu Guanjin, Li Gengxi and Dong Siyi.
The Lost Tomb Reboot (Jul 15 iQIYI, Youku)
The iron triangle Wu Xie, Pang Zi and Zhang Qiling restart their adventure after receiving an unusual text from Wu Sansheng. Starring Zhu Yilong, Mao Xiaotong, Hu Jun and Baron Chen.
Nothing But Thirty (Jul 17 Dragon TV, Tencent)
A story about three vastly different women who reach their thirties while facing different challenges and decide to take matters into their own hands. Starring Jiang Shuying, Tong Yao and Mao Xiaotong
Cross Fire (Jul 20 Tencent)
Despite living in different years, Lu Xiaobei and Xiao Feng transcend space and time as they chance upon each other within the same game. From a position of mutual distrust to that of camaraderie, they form their own teams, map out their tactics to help each other grow. Starring Luhan and Wu Lei.
In a Class of Her Own (Jul 23 iQIYI)
A young woman crossdresses to enter the prestigious Yunshang Academy. She becomes one of the ‘Outstanding Four of Yunshang’ who in their time at school, come to form lasting friendships and eventually finds love. Starring Ju Jingyi and Song Weilong.
Heroes (Jul 28 CCTV-8, iQIYI)
A story that follows Huo Yuanjia, a martial artist who fought bravely in every match to win honor for his nation. Starring Vincent Zhao and Nikita Mao Linlin.
The Sleepless Princess (Jul 30 MGTV)
A sweet tale of an unloved princess and a cold hearted general searching for answers about his brother’s death. Starring Zheng Yecheng and Hu Yixuan.
Midsummer is Full of Hearts (
Jul 30 Tencent) -> Postponed
A romantic comedy follows a rookie musician who happens to meet a popular idol and gets ‘forced’ to live together. Starring Yang Chaoyue and Timmy Xu Weizhou.
- We rely on weibo for announcements, so dramas that are not yet officially announced might not be here.
- The dates above are subject to change.
- For a more comprehensive list of upcoming dramas, please check out ChineseDrama.Info.