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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Web Drama: The Legend of Xiao Chuo


The Legend of Xiao Chuo China Web Drama
Title: The Legend of Xiao Chuo
Chinese Title: 燕云台 / Yan Yun Tai
Broadcast Website: Tencent
Broadcast Date: TBA
Genre: Costume, Historical, Romance
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 50
Director: Chiang Ka-chun
Production Company: Tencent Penguin Pictures
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from a novel of the same name by Jiang Shengnan

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story that follows the legendary life of Xiao Yanyan who is forced by circumstances to bid goodbye to an old lover and marry a man she does not love. Her journey leads her to become the revered empress of the Liao Dynasty.

Xiao Yanyan (Tang Yan) is a young woman who had everything. She has a family she cherished and a man named Han Derang (Shawn Dou) whom she loved dearly. Alas, obligations have destined Xiao Yanyan to marry Yelü Xian (Jing Chao), the emperor of the Liao dynasty. Ever since the day she became his empress, her determination and dedication towards the people never ceased. Over time, the royal couple were able to build a mutual relationship of trust and respect, yet another misfortune has befallen them allowing for her relationship with Han Derang to blossom once more. Throughout her life, Xiao Yanyan proves her prowess as she shoulders greater responsibilities in governing the nation. 



Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Xiangshan Global Studios.
  • Filming began on April 29, 2019 and wrapped September 2019.
  • It is Tang Yan's first major drama after getting married.
  • Hong Kong actress Charmaine Sheh who successfully transitioned to Chinese dramas as an intriguing villain in Story of Yanxi Palace nabs the role as a villain again.
  • There were many rumors that Tang Yan who was speculated to be pregnant at the time was being given star treatment and that she had 50 staff to attend to her. The producer denied such rumors and clarified Tang Yan only had 2 staff.
  • Xiao Yanyan existed in Chinese history as a Khitan empress and military leader during the Liao Dynasty.
  • Much effort was put into recreating historical artefacts from Khitan graves.
  • The source novel is one of 25 original works recommended to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China.


Cast
The Legend of Xiao Chuo Tiffany Tang Yan Tiffany Tang Yan as Xiao Yanyan
The Legend of Xiao Chuo Shawn Dou Shawn Dou as Han Derang
The Legend of Xiao Chuo Charmaine Sheh Charmaine Sheh as Xiao Hunian
The Legend of Xiao Chuo Jing Chao Jing Chao as Ye Luxian
The Legend of Xiao Chuo Tan Kai Tan Kai as Yan Sage
The Legend of Xiao Chuo Liu Yijun Liu Yijun as Xiao Siwen

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