The cast of Qing Yu Nian (庆余年) was revealed during a press conference today. Filming will start January 31st.
In the last years of the Eastern Jin Dynasty, prime minister Liu Yu usurped the throne. In the bloody rebellion, only Huang Fei Ye Qing Mei’s newly born son was spared. Minister Fan Jian adopts him and names him Fan Xian. When he becomes 18, he is about to marry into the royal family and becomes the target of different parties including the battle between princes. After proving his loyalty to the emperor, Fan Xian finds out who was his biological father and who was responsible for the death of his mother. Now Fan Xian is determined to avenge his mother and to fight for the life of the common people.
Will be headlined by Zhang Ruoyun, Li Qin, Chen Daoming, and Wu Gang.
Li Qin has a new haircut and she looks so cute. She will be playing Lin Wan Er.
Zhang Ruoyun will be playing Fan Xian.
Chen Daoming will play the Qing Emperor.
It is directed by Sun Hao. Tencent is one of the production companies behind it and it is already set to air on Tencent and iQIYI so I assume this is a high production webdrama. Set to have 50 episodes.
Rest of the cast includes Yu Rongguang, Liu Hua, Yu Xiaowei, Xin Zhi Lei, Song Yi, Li Chun, Xiao Zhan, Gao Shuguang, etc.
I am so excited to see Li Qin and Zhang Ruoyun working together. This is a big project for Li Qin, probably the biggest leading role in her career and I hope it turns out to be really good. Cast looks really solid acting wise, now we can only hope we have a good script.