Shawn Dou, Nazha in character for romance drama Ten Years Late

Promotional tagline: “Time is limited, so please don’t hide.”

Shawn Dou (Tribes and Empires) is reuniting with the director of See You Again in upcoming romance drama Ten Years Late 十年三月三十日, a loose adaption of Fumi Saimon’s manga series Asunaro Hakusho. Nazha (Fighter of the Destiny) has joined the cast as the female lead.

Yuan Lai (Nazha) was recommended into a sports college, but forgoes the opportunity, and instead decides to attend university with Jin Ran (Shawn Dou). An exciting new chapter of their life begins, and they become fast friends with law student Zhao Chengzhi (Xu Zhengxi) and his girlfriend Shen Shuangshuang (Song Yanfei).

Yuan Lai and Jin Ran drift apart after graduation, and eventually separate due to a misunderstanding. A decade later, Jin Ran returns to Shanghai as a successful executive, and rekindles his romance with Yuan Lai, who is now a product manager at the same travel company.

Written by Dong Xinru (Lost Love in Times), Zou Jiani (Lost Love in Times web special) and Yu Jing, the 45 episode drama started filming a couple of weeks ago.

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Two trailers for Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s See You Again

Promotional tagline: “Only time is aware of the love buried deep in our hearts.”

See You Again stars Tang Yan (The Princess Weiyoung) as Shi Jian, a woman who time travels back a decade in her dreams after the plane she is on encounters heavy turbulence. The first one was released by broadcaster Dragon TV, and actually gives us some insight into the story, while the official teaser released by the production company goes for a dreamy concept.

Behind-the-scenes

She meets the younger version of her husband Ye Jiacheng, played by Shawn Dou (Princess Agents), and also gains the affections of her boss Yi Pei, played by Yang Shuo (Ode to Joy 2).

In the past, Shi Jian is determined to date and marry her future husband as soon as possible, though she has a rocky start due to Ye Jiacheng’s unwillingness to settle down after securing a successful career as an architect. The younger Ye Jiacheng has a pretty horrible attitude in the original, though he does mature as the story progresses.

Yi Pei is the selfless and kind CEO who harbours a one-sided love for Shi Jian, and it seems like Yang Shuo has finally decided to stop with the sleazy act (which completely turned me off  his character in Ode to Joy).

The 50 episode drama comes from the director of Fighter of the Destiny and writers of One Step Away, Sacrifice and Farewell Vancouver, and is scheduled to air some time next year on Beijing TV.

Lv Yi as Yi Biya, Yi Pei’s stepsister and Ye Jiacheng’s ex-girlfriend.

Lan Yingying as Zhao Wenwen, Yi Pei’s fiancée. 

Zhou Qiqi as Song Xiaojing, an arrogant doctor and Ye Jiacheng’s ex-girlfriend.

Mu Le’en as Lai Qiao, Shi Jian’s best friend.

Wang Ce as Yi Qindong, Yi Pei’s ambitious uncle.

Zhang Guozhu as Yi Pei’s father.

Li Mao as Yi Pei’s honest and loyal assistant.

Gu Yan as Shi Jian’s mother

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First stills for Shawn Dou, Miao Miao’s From Survivor to Healer

Shawn Dou just came off a well-received performance as Yan Xun in Princess Agents, and is currently filming modern romance drama From Survivor to Healer 爱上你治愈我 with rising actress Miao Miao (Xiao Qi in Princess Agents, female lead in Feng Xiaogang’s Youth).

The drama is billed as a heartwarming drama focusing on the issue of mental health. Rather than just one brilliant physician, this drama is giving us three genius doctors that have IQs over 135. Shawn Dou plays Yan Shuren, a psychiatrist who starts to question his choice of career after finding out about his mother’s death. Miao Miao plays Sun Shu, his first love who is now a psychologist.

Peng Guanying (Princess of Lanling King) plays a plastic surgeon who takes a liking to Sun Shu, but his confessions of love are rejected once she rekindles her relationship with Yan Shuren. Wang Sisi (Say No For Youth) completes the main love square as a successful businesswoman who harbours a one-sided love for the male lead. Costars include Chin Shi-chieh (Brotherhood of Blades II), Zhou Yiwei (The Great Shaolin), Pan Hong (Kill Time) and Zhang Junning (Fighter of the Destiny).

The 48 episode drama is directed by Cao Dun (Tribes and Empires) and Cheng Qiang (Naked Marriage Afterwards), and will premiere in 2018.

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A Roller Coaster of Emotions: Zanilia Zhao Breaks Her Own Record with “Princess Agents”

A Roller Coaster of Emotions: Zanilia Zhao Breaks Her Own Record with “Princess Agents”



Zanilia Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) has another big hit in her hands, breaking her own record.

Produced by Ciwen Media and Croton Media, Zanilia’s latest television drama Princess Agents <楚乔传> has been breaking records left and right since its world premiere on June 5, 2017. The historical fiction drama, which is set during the Northern Wei dynasty, also stars Lin Gengxin (林更新) and Shawn Dou (窦骁).

According to CSM Media Research, Princess Agents has exceeded three percent in ratings, becoming the first non-holiday weekday television drama on Hunan TV to break past three. The previous drama to break a non-holiday ratings record was The Journey of Flower <花千骨> in 2015, which also starred Zanilia.

As of July 17, Princess Agents has reached 30 billion hits across all video sharing platforms, dethroning the critically-acclaimed political thriller In the Name of People <人民的名义> as the second most-watched television drama online. Still sitting in first place is the fantasy romance Eternal Love <三生三世十里桃花>, with 39 billion viewers.

However, it is expected that Princess Agents would dethrone Eternal Love soon, as Princess Agents is also the first television drama in history to exceed 30 billion views during its original run.

A netizen praised, “Princess Agents is like Chu Qiao (Zanilia Zhao) herself, always steadily rising and breaking her own limits. It’s a surprise.”

Critics said they expect to feel a “roller coaster of emotions” after watching the previews of this week’s episodes. The shocking factor of Princess Agents is believed to be one of the reasons why it has managed to attract so many loyal viewers.

Princess Agents will air its final episode on August 1, 2017.

Sources: (1, 23)

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

“Princess Agents” Debuts to Satisfying Ratings

“Princess Agents” Debuts to Satisfying Ratings



Chinese period television drama Princess Agents <楚乔传> starring Zanilia Zhao Liying ( 赵丽颖) has debuted to satisfying results, snagging the number one spot in online ratings chart. The drama, which premiered on June 5, is the highest-rated television drama this week on streaming service, breaking through 10% of market shares. Only time will tell if Princess Agents will continue to break through numbers, or lose its steam.

The drama follows a resilient slave girl Chu Qiao (Zanilia Zhao), who eventually starts a rebellion and becomes one of the most powerful female generals of her time. Costarring with Zanilia is Lin Gengxin (林更新) and Shawn Dou (窦骁).

The first two episodes premiered to decent critical reviews, with critics praising Zanilia’s performance and the show’s world-building. Critics also praised the CGI in the first act of the debut episode, which shows the slave girls running for their lives as they’re being surrounded by wolves.

“Princess Agents” Trailer

Sources: 1, 2

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

Promo Round-up: Princess Agents

Here are a collection of teasers, posters and stills for Princess Agents, the upcoming period romance drama starring Zhao Liying (Duckweed) as Chu Qiao, a slave girl with big aspirations.

Lin Gengxin stars as Yuwen Yue, the noble who forces Chu Qiao to undergo grueling training to become a spy. Shawn Dou plays the ambitious Yan Xun whose family is later massacred, and Li Qin rounds out the main quartet as Yuan Chun, the princess who harbours an unrequited love for Yan Xun. The extended cast members are featured in the group poster.

The 68 episode drama will begin airing tonight.

In order, the taglines read: “Do not pity me“, “Do not trust me“, “Do not liberate me“, “Do not betray me” and finally, “Do not remember me.”

Ending theme song by G.E.M.

Teasers: (3), (4), (5), (6)

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Princess Agents OP continues to rule

When was the last time a woman sang the exciting OP about ruling the world?    Props for Princess Agents for breaking the mode of a fastbeat male opening song and a romantic female ending song.  Between this, the Advisors Alliance, and Rush to the Dead Summer, this summer just might make up for the lackluster showing last year.

Featuring an ancient drama female lead with an actual goal in mind (and to free the slaves that she was once a part of, no less), and whose romantic deal breaker is politics, this could very well be Zhao Liying’s breakthrough role to launch her out of cutesy roles.   OP is by Zhang Bichen and Zhao Liying.

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