Secret of the Three Kingdoms

Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama


There is no official English title for the Chinese drama San Guo Ji Mi 三国机密, so I'm calling it by its literal translation which is Secret of the Three Kingdoms. It is a drama adaptation based on a novel of the same name by Ma Bo Yong 马伯庸.

Three Kingdoms is such a rich amalgamation of historical events that I'm instantly drawn to it every time. This time around, the plot veers from the warfare among the three states to focus on the time when Cao Cao uses the Han Emperor as a puppet to rule the kingdom. I'm reminded of Advisor's Alliance except from another perspective because that had Si Ma Yi as the main protagonist. 

Secret of the Three Kingdoms Ma Tianyu
Produced by Karen Tsai of Tangren Entertainment, the series stars Ma Tianyu (Ice Fantasy Destiny), Elvis Han (Monster Killer 2), Wan Qian (Glory of Tang Dynasty), Dong Jie (Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace) and Sunny Wang (The Starry Night The Starry Sea 2). 

Towards the end of Eastern Han, Concubine Wang gives birth to twins but announces only one as the true heir and sends the second baby away. Eighteen years later, the feudal lords are embroiled in war and the Emperor is gravely ill. In order to save the kingdom, he sends for his twin brother Liu Ping.

Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama Elvis Han
As someone who grew up with no knowledge of his royal lineage, Liu Ping and his friend Si Ma Yi are dragged into a war inside the palace where they are outnumbered by Cao Cao and his allies. 

A true history buff might frown at the idea of a historical drama repackaged as an idol drama, but I'm already fangirling at the ensuing bromance. Besides, the first stills are out and it looks legit, like a grand epic in the making. I feel like we're in for an intense political power play and I really cannot wait. The underdog also happens to be the Emperor and that's an added layer of complexity to a very intriguing premise.

Release Date: TBD

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Secret of the Three Kingdoms

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 Secret of the Three Kingdoms Wan Qian
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 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama

 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama
 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama
 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama

 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama

 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama

 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama
 Secret of the Three Kingdoms c-drama


1 comment:

  1. The plot sounds very interesting and the costumes look luscious. I dont mind the cast being young and attractive as long as they can act well.

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