Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace 后宫如懿传 is the sequel to Liu Lian Zi's 流潋紫 critically-acclaimed Legend of Zhen Huan and it has has confirmed China's top film actress Zhou Xun as the leading lady opposite Wallace Huo. The 90-episode Chinese drama also stars Dong Jie, Wu Jun Mei and Janine Chang (The Four).
Filming begins just a month after Wallace Huo's wedding and aims to premiere in 2017. The story continues the events from the prequel onto the next generation, revolving around the romance between Emperor Qianlong and his childhood sweetheart Ruyi.
Alas, imperial unions are never so simple since Ruyi's family and the Empress Dowager are sworn enemies. Ruyi also attracts the irate jealousy of the women in the inner courts and the once loving couple find themselves increasingly at odds.
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