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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Drama: Princess of Lanling King


Princess of Lanling King China Drama
Title: Princess of Lanling King
Chinese Title: 兰陵王妃 / Lan Ling Wang Fei
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: Mango TV
Broadcast Date: September 29, 2016
Genre: Romance
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: TV Version 34, DVD Version 47
Director: Ye Zhaoyi
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

During the end of the Eastern Jin, feudal lords rise up in hopes of uniting an empire and it is said that the person who holds the Qingluan Mirror and the Lishang Sword can realize that dream. Duanmu Ling (Kristy Zhang) is the only descendant of the Dragon Sect and she is entrusted with the mission to ensure that the mythical objects fall into the hands of a ruler mandated by the heavens. She travels the ends of the earth and takes on the identity of Yuan Qing Suo. Throughout her journey, she meets and gets entangled in a complicated romance with Lan Ling Wang Gao Chang Kong (Chen Yi) and Zhou Wang Yuwen Yong (Peng Guan Ying).



Fun Facts

  • Princess of Lanling King is touted as Lan Ling Wang's lesser known cousin due to its reference to the same time period in history, yet it is actually unrelated to the former in everything else. In fact, Princess of Lanling King is adapted from a web novel of the same name that was released by Yang Qian Zi in 2006. It is Kristy Zhang's first attempt at acting in a period drama and she has large shoes to fill given the comparison to Ariel Lin, which she humbly acknowledges. Andy Chen Yi who plays Lanling King has also expressed pressure at portraying his character because of its depiction as a godly warrior known for his perfectly-chiseled features. Filming began in Sept 2013 and wrapped in January 2014 with an investment of around 80 million RMB, most of which went to exquisite costumes that translate beautifully onscreen. In fact, Kristy Zhang's wedding gown alone costs tens of thousands of dollars. The production team's attention to detail is evident from the breathtaking trailers and posters that have been released. Despite being shelved without an air date for years, the series finally premiered on Sept. 29, 2016 on Mango TV. Unfortunately, Wang Jie Xi who plays Lan Ling Wang's fiancee in the drama has passed away in 2015 due to her battle with leukemia.


Cast
Princess of Lanling King Zhang Hanyun Zhang Hanyun as Yuan Qingsuo / Li Ezi
Princess of Lanling King Peng Guanying Peng Guanying as Yu Wenyong
Princess of Lanling King Andy Chen Yi Andy Chen Yi as Gao Changgong
Princess of Lanling King Shen Jianhong Shen Jianhong as Yu Wenyu
Princess of Lanling King Fu Ying Fu Ying as Princess A Shina
Princess of Lanling King Wang Jiexi Wang Jiexi as Xiao Luoyun
Princess of Lanling King Hua Jiao Hua Jiao as Yan Wan
Princess of Lanling King Gilbert Lam Wai Sun Gilbert Lam Wai Sun as Yu Wenhu
Princess of Lanling King Lily Tien Lily Tien as Zi Mei
Princess of Lanling King Edward Zhang Xiaochen Edward Zhang Xiaochen as Xiang Wuchen

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