There's bound to be fierce competition for ratings next year with so many upcoming high-profile novel adaptations such as Legend of Ruyi, Three Lives Three Worlds Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms and Fighter of the Destiny.
Not to be left in the dust is Legend of Dugu 独孤天下 starring Zhang Dan Feng and Hu Bing Qing (Beauty in the Closet). It is their first time together as the main OTP and it looks like they've got it down in the looks department as the regal emperor and the future empress.
The production boasts six main locations, over 400 sets designs and hundreds of Northern and Southern Dynasty costumes, all of which were conceptualized by Zhong Zhi Peng who also worked on Lan Ling Wang and Sword of Legends.
Executive producer Lin Guo Hua even commented that the actors started at 7am everyday and preparations began the night before at 1am with hardly time to sleep, especially for the makeup artist who worked on as many as 100 people because every detail is executed according to the design and nothing is done carelessly.
Well if you put it that way, it certainly seems like a lot of effort has been poured into the project and I hope it stands out. The cast can also be seen hard at work with Hu Bing Qing learning the proper way to wield a sword. Zhang Dan Feng has finished filming his parts already though we can catch a glimpse of him behind the scenes