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 though I have to admit, Zhang Zhe Han as the leading is actually not a decent 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 enlists the help of powerful people to achieve his vision of a better world.
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 in a show that promises to place a heavy focus on what actually transpired in history.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2017 c-drama recommendations.