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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Drama: Princess Agents


Princess Agents China Drama
Title: Princess Agents
Chinese Title: 楚乔传 / Chu Qiao Zhuan
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Website: iQiYi, Tencent, Mango TV, Sohu, LeTV, Youku
Broadcast Period: June 5, 2017 - August 1, 2017
Air Time: 22:00 (two episodes)
Genre: Costume
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 67 (TV) / 58 (DVD)
Director: Wu Jinyuan
Production Company: Ciwen Media, Mitao Media, Croton Media
Distributor: Mitao Media
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from the novel Queen of No.11 Agent by Xiao Xiang Dong Er
Review: First Episode Recap
Videos: BTS1, Presscon, MV
Watch Episodes On: Viki (eng subs)

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

During the tumultuous time of Western Wei, a headstrong and independent female slave starts on a journey towards establishing a better world.

As a slave, Chu Qiao (Zhao Liying) was captured and sent to the hunting grounds to be killed for sport. She is rescued by Yan Xun (Shawn Dou) of Yanbei and ends up as a servant for the Yuwen Family. After witnessing the death of everyone close to her, she vows vengeance and plots to escape with her sisters. Chu Qiao catches the eye of Yuwen Yue (Lin Gengxin) who trains her to become a spy, all while she develops a close relationship with both Yuwen Yue and Yan Xun. However, a tragedy befalls Yan Xun's family and he trudges on a path of rebellion. Chu Qiao gets caught between her allegiance to Yan Xun and her past feelings for Yuwen Yue.



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Fun Facts

  • It is produced by Ciwen Media, Mitao Media and Croton Media.
  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios and Inner Mongolia.
  • Filming lasted around five months beginning May 30, 2016 and ending October 31, 2016.
  • The drama received consistently high ratings during its run.
  • The cast and crew held an open house on Aug. 24, 2016, inviting the media from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to visit the set.
  • During a press conference held for the show, Lin Gengxin and Zhao Liying exchanged gifts on stage. He gave her a pillow with a husky on it while she gave him his favorite la tiao snack.
  • Lin Genxin shared that he wasn't allowed to smile for most of the drama as the director would stop him from smiling. Zhao Liying added that an unsmiling Lin Gengxin was cool and had he smiled, he would have been a completely different character.
  • Zhao Liying and popular singer Zhang Bi Chen sang the opening theme song Wang.
  • Alan Wang Yanlin described his character as a bad egg and likened his evilness to Rong Mo Mo from My Fair Princess.
  • Zhao Liying said that she wanted a vacation right after filming wrapped because playing the hero is not easy.
  • Zhao Liying lost eight pounds for the role. She was also in constant communication with the author and the director to better understand the character.
  • Princess Agents was filmed in Hengdian during the hot summer. The temperature would sometimes reach 40 degrees Celcius, yet Lin Gengxin continued to film his action scenes despite suffering from rhinitis.
  • Xing Zhaolin did all of his difficult action scenes even at the expense of getting injured.
  • Zhao Liying is the one who suggested Shawn Dou for the role of Yan Xun. Lin Gengxin reportedly signed on for the project because it was being headlined by Zhao Liying.
  • Many people were furious at the way the drama ended so abruptly as it only tackled a portion of the novel. Zhao Liying was reportedly also disappointed that the drama wasn't a complete adaptation.


Cast
Princess Agents Zanilia Zhao Liying Zanilia Zhao Liying as Chu Qiao
Princess Agents Kenny Lin Gengxin Kenny Lin Gengxin as Yu Wenyue
Princess Agents Shawn Dou Shawn Dou as Yan Xun
Princess Agents Li Qin Li Qin as Zhao Chuner
Princess Agents Alan Wang Yanlin Alan Wang Yanlin as Yu Wenhuai
Princess Agents Niu Junfeng Niu Junfeng as Yuan Song
Princess Agents Maggie Huang Meng Ying Maggie Huang Meng Ying as Xiao Yu
Princess Agents Allen Deng Lun Allen Deng Lun as Xiao Ce
Princess Agents Xing Zhaolin Xing Zhaolin as Yue Qi
Princess Agents Li Ruojia Li Ruojia as Zhong Yu ( Yu Gu Niang )

Supporting Cast
Soundtracks
  • Wang (望) by Zhang Bi Chen & Zanilia Zhao Liying (张碧晨&赵丽颖)
  • Xin Zhi Yan (心之焰) by G.E.M. (G.E.M.邓紫棋)

Episode Ratings
Hunan TV
DateEpisodeCSM52 Ratings (%)CSM52 Audience Share (%)
2017-06-051-20.8415.526
2017-06-063-40.9376.430
2017-06-075-61.1207.424
2017-06-087-81.2738.354
2017-06-129-101.1938.049
2017-06-1311-121.4008.139
2017-06-1413-141.4809.691
2017-06-1515-161.2337.957
2017-06-1917-181.2998.387
2017-06-2019-201.2467.930
2017-06-2121-221.4559.284
2017-06-2223-241.5849.793
2017-06-2625-261.70510.424
2017-06-2727-281.81510.922
2017-06-2829-301.89911.547
2017-06-2931-322.12512.556
2017-07-0333-341.89211.272
2017-07-0435-361.78510.560
2017-07-0537-382.00512.338
2017-07-0639-401.93611.488
2017-07-1041-421.99911.854
2017-07-1143-442.23613.051
2017-07-1245-462.28913.936
2017-07-1347-482.19312.993
2017-07-1749-502.27713.132
2017-07-1851-522.23212.638
2017-07-1953-542.52514.644
2017-07-2055-562.35813.743
2017-07-2457-582.13712.441
2017-07-2559-602.10112.117
2017-07-2661-622.19913.585
2017-07-2763-642.16312.543
2017-07-30650.7947.250
2017-07-31661.76017.694
2017-08-01671.84116.964
Average1-671.75211.047


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3 comments:

  1. love this movies/television series main role Shawn Duo with Zhao li ying main role in the Princes Agent, very strong, powerful characters they both acted, first time I watched their show. Thanks for the writer who wrote it,the producers and the rest of the crew. thumbs up


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    1. hi admin do you have the link od the english translation of the novel? kindly link it to me,. amd may i know the title of yhe book?

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    2. hi admin do you have the link od the english translation of the novel? kindly link it to me,. amd may i know the title of yhe book?

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