The Butterfly Lovers 梁山伯与祝英台 – Dec 4
Featuring: Yan Zidong, Lu Zhuo, Lin Fengsong
Details: 30 episodes, weekly drama on Tencent
Adapted from the tragic folktale of the same name.
Flowers Withering Flowers Flying Covering the Sky 花谢花飞花满天 – Dec 4
Featuring: Peter Ho, Zhu Yilong, Zhang Xinyu, Li Xin’ai, Zhu Zixiao, Yu Shaoqun
Details: 66 episodes, daily drama on Zhejiang TV
A rom-com where the female lead switches faces with a princess to avoid being killed, switches back with no consequences and find true love in the process.
Police Beauty and K9 2: Another Journey Begins 警花与警犬之再上征程 – Dec 5
Featuring: Yu Hewei, Hou Mengsha
Details: 46 episodes, daily drama on Shandong TV
Tells of the friendship between a group of female police officers and their police dogs as they go about solving crimes and protecting the people.
Die Now 端脑 (Animated version) – Dec 6
Featuring: Zhu Yuanbing, Jiang Yiyi
Details: 20 episodes, weekly drama on Sohu
A high-school student must level up in role-playing games to maintain a precarious balance between two worlds. Based on Bi Shuiyu’s manhua of the same name.
Mu Muchuan 木木川 – Dec 7
Featuring: Xie Binbin, Huang Deyi, Rong Xi
Details: 24 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Fantasy youth romance drama that follows the life of an otherworldly being who lands on Earth and transforms into a high school student who has a love for baseball.
The Lost Swordship 飘香剑雨 – Dec 7
Featuring: Wu You, Ren Yankai
Details: 50 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Martial artist Yi Feng’s wife is taken hostage in exchange for a powerful sword manual, and he begins a desperate search for his true love with the help of heroine Sun Min. Based on Gu Long’s wuxia novel of the same name.
Growling Tiger, Roaring Dragon 大军师司马懿之虎啸龙吟 – Dec 8
Featuring: Wu Xiubo, Liu Tao, Janine Chang, Wang Luoyong
Details: 43 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
Part 2 of The Advisors Alliance will focus on the rise of the Sima family, and their conflict with Zhuge Liang.
Great Expectations 远大前程 – Dec 10
Featuring: Chen Sicheng, Yuan Hong, Tong Liya, Ni Dahong, Zhao Lixin, Liu Yijun
Details: 61 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
The protagonist and his good friend arrive in Republican-era Shanghai and get involved in a power struggle between two companies, and eventually realise the the only way to have a good future is to side with the Communists.
Dear Them 亲爱的她们 – Dec 10
Featuring: Song Dandan, Zhang Ruoyun, Jiang Yan, Liu Lili, Vivian Wu, Athena Chu
Details: 40 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
A heart-warming story about a loveable group of aunties and uncles. Official remake of K-drama Dear My Friends.
Blooming Flowers Shall Send Us On Our Way 一路繁华相送 – Dec 18
Featuring: Wallace Chung, Jiang Shuying, Aaron Yan, Christopher Lee
Details: ~41 episodes, daily drama on Dragon TV / Jiangsu TV
A pair of first loves rekindle their relationship after a decade apart.
Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 – Dec 18
Featuring: Huang Xiaoming, Tong Liya, Liu Haoran, Zhang Huiwen
Details: 45 episodes, 2 eps every Mon-Wed on Dragon TV / Beijing TV
Younger brother on a mission to defeat the corrupt ministers after his older brother dies from poison on the battlefield.
Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Changlin