Zhao Ge 朝歌 is a 50-episode Chinese historical drama headlined by Zhang Zhe Han (Legend of Banshu), Bao Jian Feng, Wu Jin Yan, Li Yi Tong (Legend of Condor Heroes) and Merxat (Demon Girl).
It is a Yu Zheng production, which you might have guessed from the members of the cast. That man definitely has his favorites and Zhang Zhe Han as the leading is actually not a bad choice.
The story is set towards the end of the Shang Dynasty, a time often revisited in pop culture to tell the story of an incompetent king who led an entire nation to its downfall. Ji Fa is a man who endeavors to make a change as he enlists the help of powerful people to achieve his vision.
After reading the plot and finding it oddly familiar, I realize that this is yet another drama inspired by the Investiture of the Gods though it remains to be seen how much of it will be fantasized.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2017 c-drama recommendations.