Song of Phoenix 思美人 is a Chinese period drama set in the Warring States period about the historical figure Qu Yuan. It will be told in a modernesque fashion focusing on the love story between Qu Yuan and Mo Chou Nu.
Filming began January 2016 so expect to wait 1 year? 2 years? Then again, Ma Ke who played Sha Qian Mo in Journey of Flower is still riding high from the drama's success so it's possible that Song of Phoenix can secure an earlier release date to hasten his return to ancient garb.
Ma Ke 马可 (Journey of Flower) as Qu Yuan is a talented scholar born to a prominent family in Chu. TF Boys Yi Yang Qian Xi 易烊千玺 (Legend of Chusen) will play the younger version of Qu Yuan.
Zhang Xinyu 张馨予 (Border Town Prodigal) as Mo Chou Nu is his equally capable muse. Mo Chou means no sorrow, which bears the same name as her character in Romance of the Condor Heroes. Unfortunately for anyone who likes a happy ending, a name like that usually insinuates a tragic romance.
Qiao Zhenyu 乔振宇 (Sword of Legends) as Chu Huai Wang is the emperor of Chu.