Brace yourselves because it's happening. Nirvana in Fire 2 琅琊榜之风起长林 will be keeping producer Hou Hong Liang, scriptwriter Hai Yan, director Li Xue and the existing setup of Lang Ya Hall while swapping out the cast for new blood and a new story.
I suppose it makes sense to try something else entirely, lest they ruin the perfection that is NIF but what is NIF without its beloved set of cast and characters?
NIF 2 tells two completely separate stories of 15-episodes each and whether it can come close to the critically-acclaimed c-drama Nirvana in Fire remains to be seen.
Liu Hao Ran (Detective Chinatown) is the first actor to be confirmed and he will star as the lead. I don't want to judge so early in the game but let's just say that he has got very big shoes to fill. He's cute though, almost too fresh, practically my lil bro's age T.T but if he has got the acting chops, I'm sold. Erm he was one of Yuan Hong's groomsmen too.
For synopsis, cast and other ratings, see 2015 historical c-drama recommendations.