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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Drama: The Legend of Kaifeng


The Legend of Kaifeng China Drama
Title: The Legend of Kaifeng
Chinese Title: 开封府传奇 / Kai Feng Fu Chuan Qi
Broadcast Network: CCTV-8
Broadcast Website: iQiYi
Broadcast Date: July 16, 2018
Initial Release Date: July 17, 2017
Air Time: Daily Primetime Drama 19:30 (two episodes)
Genre: Costume, Crime, Detective, Wuxia
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 40
Director: Zheng Hua, Zhang Guoqing
Screenwriter: Zheng Hua, Sha Feng
Production Company: CCTV, Southern Media Holdings Ltd., Anhui Wuxing Dongfang
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from the classic wuxia novel Three Heroes and Five Gallants by Shi Yukun

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A young Bao Zheng with a strong sense of conviction takes his fight against corruption against those in power.

During the Northern Song Dynasty, Bao Zheng (Victor Huang) arrives at the capital to take the national exams. He accidentally gets pulled into a conspiracy and learns of the 8th Prince's plans to commit treason. Relying on his intelligence, he saves the crown from harm and gets appointed to a government post. He is assigned to investigate the murders of members of the imperial family which brings him head to head with Empress Liu E (Gan Tingting).



Fun Facts

  • It first premiered in July 2017 on Shandong Qilu TV Station.
  • It replaced Peace in Palace, Peace in Chang An to air on CCTV8 last minute after Peace in Palace was suddenly postponed.
  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios.
  • Gan Tingting plays Empress Liu E who is a real historical figure. She took the time to learn the history behind her character.
  • Cao Xinyue gained 10 jin for the role.
  • As Zheng Siren is the type to easily gain weight, he stopped eating for a week before filming started. As the scenes later on were very strenuous, he had to eat more to get more nutrients. It explains why his appearance was fat and thin at different times.


Cast
The Legend of Kaifeng Victor Huang Weide Victor Huang Weide as Bao Zheng
The Legend of Kaifeng Zheng Siren Zheng Siren as Zhang Zirong
The Legend of Kaifeng Jiang Chao Jiang Chao as Song Renzong
The Legend of Kaifeng Zhang Meng Zhang Meng as Yu Rou
The Legend of Kaifeng Gan Tingting Gan Tingting as Liu E
The Legend of Kaifeng Winston Chao Winston Chao as Song Zhenzong
The Legend of Kaifeng Qi Kui Qi Kui as Zhang Delin
The Legend of Kaifeng Jeffrey Ji Chen Jeffrey Ji Chen as Zhan Zhao
The Legend of Kaifeng Wang Wanzhong Wang Wanzhong as Zhou Er
The Legend of Kaifeng Feng Yuanzheng Feng Yuanzheng as Song Renzong

Supporting Cast
Soundtracks
  • Zai Hui Chang Ting (再回长亭) by Liu Han Cong (刘瀚聪)
  • Hua Zhi Nian (花之念) by Zheng Ying Fen (郑颖芬)
  • Xiang Jian Huan (相见欢) by Wang Yu Rou (王予柔)
  • Yu Mei Ren (虞美人) by Wang Yu Rou (王予柔)
  • Zheng Yi Zhu Ti (正义主题) by Chun Yin Le (纯音乐)
  • Liu Zhuan (流传) by Ta Si Ken (塔斯肯)

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