Chen Kun has finally been confirmed for The Rise of the Phoenixes 凰权弈天下. giving light to the rumor that has been circling for a while, so much that it's been regarded as a publicity stunt.
But lo and behold, good news can come in double doses because Chen Kun not only returns to dramaland in Tuo Shen Zhe but also in Rise of the Phoenixes and I'm even more hyped for the latter that marks his return to the historical era.
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 rises above the ranks out of her own accord but she 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.
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