While not exactly the Princess Agents reunion we were all patiently waiting for, fans of the Zhao Liying and Lin Gengxin pairing who’ve been dying to see them get back together again (on screen at least) can catch a glimpse of the TV couple in the upcoming xianxia series The Legend of Shen Li 与凤行. While that means Yuwen Yue is still pretty much floating somewhere in the icy depths of the lake – what’s another year or so waiting right? We’ve all been waiting for five years already. Nonetheless, it’s great to see these two collaborating for the second time on a new project which hopefully will have a better ending this time.
Zhao Liying stars as Shen Li, who based on author Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (九鹭非香)’s novel of the same name, is an experienced general bestowed with the title of Prince Bi Cang. She was born in the demon world. Pressured into a political marriage with the Celestial Emperor’s son on her 1000th birthday, she transforms into her original form – a phoenix after injuring herself in her flight.
Meanwhile, Lin Gengxin plays Hang Zhi. As the last remaining god amongst the ancients in the world, he chose to distance himself from everyone. Fate intervenes when the two meet in the human world in the most unlikeliest of situations. Now we’ve all heard about “meet cutes”, but him purchasing her as a featherless phoenix doesn’t quite sound like a great first impression?