Nirvana in Fire 2 (2017)

Nirvana in Fire 2 premieres Dec 18
Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wing Blows in Changlin 琅琊榜之风起长林 is a 50-episode Chinese drama that is highly-anticipated for being the sequel to the 2015 hit drama Nirvana in Fire. It is a co-production between Daylight Entertainment and iQiYi that brings together Huang Xiaoming, Liu Haoran, Tong Liya, Zhang Huiwen, Sun Chun, Wu Haochen, Mei Ting, Zhang Bo, Guo Jingfei and Qiao Xin

Nirvana in Fire 2 stills Huang Xiaoming
The story follows Xiao Ping Jing, a student of Langya Hall who investigates the death of his brother. The plot is framed after the original in some ways given that it also talks about a family of great warriors that fall due to a conspiracy. Huang Xiaoming plays Xiao Ping Zhang, the General of Changlin Army and Tong Liya takes the role as his dedicated wife. They are both listed as guest stars, which must mean that they both die?

Nirvana in Fire 2 stills Liu Haoran
In this timeframe, the political climate in the Great Liang Dynasty has stabilized, but the threats of war remain. Because the Liang King is sickly, Empress Xun and her brother Xun Bai Shui are able to plot against the Changlin Army, causing much trouble for the brothers Xiao Ping Zhang and Xiao Ping Jing as they find themselves having to fight a battle that's not only on the battlefield but also in the equally deadly field of politics. 

Nirvana in Fire 2 stills Tong Liya
It's a story that should take up much of the drama before it takes another turn and begins to focus on Xiao Ping Jing, the younger son of the Xiao family who must continue to fight against those who seek the destruction of his family and the nation. After the death of the Liang King, Xiao Yuan Qi gains control of the military with the help of Xun Bai Shui and it is up to Xiao Ping Jing to stop them. 

Nirvana in Fire 2 stills Zhang Hui Wen
The show has just dropped a six-minute trailer which reminds me of Nirvana in Fire in the way that everything is shot. As a fan, it brings back the feels, but not entirely considering that none of the cast nor the characters even return. I still pray that it's good because well, it's NIF, and that alone means that it's supposed to be spectacular. Although the story from the source novel by Hai Yan 海宴 was completely adapted into the original leaving not much material left to tell, Hai Yan returns to the production to write the screenplay for the sequel. Hou Hong Liang remains as Producer while Li Xue stays on as Director.

Release Date: December 18, 2017 Dragon TV, Beijing TV and iQiYi (two episodes every Monday to Wednesday 10pm)

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  1. I am watching Advisors Alliance while waiting for Nirvana In Fire 2.

  2. i need to watch Nirvana in Fire 1 first, i got discouraged after the first ep cause i dont understand anything. but i see its on everyone's top list everywhere so now i need to rewatch lol

    1. yesss, u must:) If I had to recommend just one c-drama to anyone it will be that.

    2. For nirvana in fire 1, can search for nirvana in fire character guide such as:

  3. Not really getting why it's titled Nirvana in Fire 2 if it's completely different story... but I am going to give it a chance, as I usually do with every Chinese costume drama

  4. I watched this drama intently. The production value was very good, but there were misfires with the editing and the music. The film editor and director did not time stamp the scenes, to make the activity flow logically. There was intercutting of two scenes, which made the characters' conversations choppy. Obviously, they have no concept of time. The music would drown out the characters' dialog, distracting the viewer.

    The acting was very good. My favorites were Zhang Bo/Xun Feizhan and Jin Zehao/Yue Yinchuan.