Set during the Tang Dynasty, Beauties in the Closet 柜中美人 is based on a 2011 novel by Shui He 水合 about two fox spirits sent to the palace to stop the imperial killings against their tribe. In hopes of hastening the mission, one of them accepts a secret order to assassinate the king.
It serves as a sequel to Legend of the Qing Qiu Fox despite having no actual relation to the former though it brings back Sabrina Chen Yao to reprise her role as a fox spirit while Vic Chou and Hu Bing Qi take the lead as the star-crossed lovers. The series also includes Han Dong (Lost Love in Times) and Chen Ruo Xuan (Novoland).
I haven't seen a Taiwanese drama in years, which is why the recent foray of Joe Cheng and now Vic Chou into the Chinese historical genre is a welcome sight. Can we have more of that please?
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2017 c-drama recommendations.