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 prevent 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, thank goodness for that. However, it is also a Tangren production which is why Sabrina Chen Yao will be reprising her role as a fox spirit while Vic Chou and Hu Bing Qi take the lead as the star-crossed lovers.
I haven't seen a Taiwanese drama in years, which is why the recent foray of Joe Cheng and now Vic Chou into the historical genre is a welcome sight. More please.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2016 c-drama recommendations.