The game is afoot! A harrowing tale of suspense and intrigue awaits viewers in Chen Kun and Bai Yu’s newest historical spy thriller The Wind Blows from Longxi 风起陇西. The drama is set during the bloody and turbulent Three Kingdoms period where the rival states of Wei and Shu battle it out with each other.
Another Drama Adapted from a Ma Boyong Novel
Adapted from Ma Boyong‘s novel of the same name, The Wind Blows from Longxi attempts to shine a light on what has long been said to be the world’s second oldest profession – espionage, and the valuable currency it trades – information. In case you’re not familiar with Ma Boyong, he is the very same author behind the Mystery of Antiques franchise and historical thrillers like Secret of the Three Kingdoms. Amongst the most notable adaptations of his works , The Longest Day in Chang’an has received praise for its top-notch production value. It’s no wonder then that anticipation has been steadily building for upcoming projects adapted from the renowned author’s works which include Huang Xuan, Wang Yibo and Victoria Song’s Luoyang.
The Wind Blows From Longxi Synopsis
Bai Yu plays Shu counterintelligence expert Xun Xu who is sent to investigate Chen Kun’s Chen Gong, a senior Shu spy that has infiltrated the Wei kingdom. Being a double agent, Chen Gong’s loyalties comes under suspicion after information he had passed along led to a tactical error made by the Shu army. When Chen Gong is deemed innocent by Xun Xu’s investigation, it appears the real culprit is still out there biding his time to wreak havoc once again. The two must work together to weed out the third spy.
The Star-Studded Cast Has Wrapped Filming
The Wind Blows from Longxi held its booting ceremony on April 21, 2021 and announced by the end of July that it has completed filming. Chen Kun and Bai Yu are joined by Nie Yuan, Chang Yuan, Angelababy, Sun Yi, Yin Zhusheng, Yu Haoming, Wang Xiao, Yang Yi and Zhang Xiaochen. Angelababy and Sun Yi are the only females among the predominantly male cast. Sun Yi’s husband Dong Zijian, Guo Jingfei and Li Guangjie make special appearances. It is helmed by Brotherhood of Blades director Lu Yang.