Here is our official post about Song of Phoenix (Note: We use the name Best Beauty previously until an official English name was given to the drama now) 思美人. With the way we tried to use entertainment updates to update about the casting news for this drama, even us, we are lost…
The best way to keep up with a drama is to write a post dedicated to it! So here is a post that tries to gather all the facts that we put before and that are now released to give you a good understanding on what is going on @_@ Here we go, another post about Ma Ke 😉
The drama is an ambitious project with rising stars and popular actors. They are aiming for a crazy 70 episodes (I hope they will change their mind though…). Tian Zhongyang is the executive producer of the drama. They will officially start filming in January 2016.
(I am not familiar with the story so maybe there are wrong interpretations from my part)
The story of the Legend of Qu Yuan in Chu Country.
It is war times. Born from a good family is the child prodigy Qu Yuan (Ma Ke). By unlikely circumstances, he falls in love with Mo Chou Nu 莫愁女 (Slave girl). Because of their different status and identity, they cannot be together. Stubborn, the two have to go through countless obstacles to be together and get entangled in politics and palace schemes. It is also the story if how, step by step, Qu Yuan tries to save his country. [spoiler] [ending] He fails in his mission and goes into despair. Zhang Xinyu’s character embark on a boat to errant around the Jianghu.
Ma Ke as Qu Yuan: A proud man who loves his country, he is a poet.
Qiao Zhenyu as Chu Country’s King.
TFBoys’ member Yi YangQianXi 易烊千玺 as younger Qu Yuan.
Du Chun (Yun Zhong Ge) as 秦惠文王.
Lee Hyon Jae (High Kick, Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Tiny Times) as Qu You: Qu Yuan’s older brother.
Yin Zhusheng as Chu Country’s strategist and Qu Yuan’s father.
Wang Yuelun as Qi Country’s King.
Now, let’s talk about the female leads:
Zhang Xinyu as Mo Chou Nu: A songwriter from the Chu country.
Liu Yun as Zheng Xiu: The favorite concubine of Chu Country’s King.
Sun Qian (Zhen Huan Zhuan, Mi Yue Legend) as the South Queen: the Queen of Chu Country.
Fu Yiwei as Qu Yuan’s mother.