Chen Kun has been confirmed for The Rise of the Phoenixes 凰权弈天下, giving truth to the rumor that has been circling for a while, so much that it was close to being regarded as a publicity stunt.
But lo and behold, good news can come in double doses because Chen Kun returns in not one but two dramas as he will also become a spy in Tuo Shen Zhe.
Rise of the Phoenixes is a 50-episode Chinese TV series based on a novel by Tian Xia Gui Yuan 天下归元. It is about Feng Zhi Wei, a strong female protagonist who discovers a truth that turns her against the man that she loves.
The story is originally quite female-centric but I wouldn't be surprised if they tweak the story for the sake of Chen Kun whose character is described as extremely clever and ambitious yet he puts on a mask to hide his real self.
Now the wait begins to find out who will be the female lead. Update March 2017: Ni Ni has been confirmed as the titular heroine.
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