The Legend of Hao Lan (2019)

Beauty Hao Lan Poster
Following the international success of Story of Yanxi Palace 延禧攻略, executive producer Yu Zheng is back with another historical drama. The Legend of Hao Lan 皓镧传 is a 45-episode drama set in the palaces of the Warring States Era and follows a woman who will become the mother of Qin Shi Huang.

Beauty Hao Lan Wu Jinyan Nie Yuan
Synopsis from
Towards the end of the Warring States Era, the States of Qin and Zhao were engaged in a long-drawn battle. Li Hao Lan (Wu Jinyan) who is the daughter of the Public Censor of Zhao is forced out of her own home after being setup by her stepmother. Having nothing to her name, she is sold as a slave and purchased by Lü Buwei (Nie Yuan).

Lü Buwei gifts Li Hao Lan to Ying Yiren (Mao Zijun), a Qin royal that resides in Zhao as a hostage. Li Hao Lan and Lü Buwei's arrival into the Zhao palace ignites a dangerous battle as they rely on their intelligence to evade the schemes plotted by Gongzhu Ya (Karina Hai Ling).

Beauty Hao Lan Wu Jinyan Mao Zijun
The drama is a mini-reunion for Story of Yanxi Palace with Yu Zheng behind the scenes and Wu Jinyan and Nie Yuan still as the leads. They are joined by Mao Zijun and a complicated love triangle forms among the three. We're already quite sure which OTP will prevail as history has stated that Li Haolan will marry the future King.

Other casts include Ning Jing, Wang Zhifei, Tan Zhuo, Wang Maolei, He Jiayi, Wang Lin, Hai Ling, Hong Yao, Zhang Nan, He Fengtian, Zhao Yiqin, Wang Yu, Thomas Tong Mengshi. With the loathsome Consort Gao and Eunuch Yuan from the hit summer drama also in the character lineup, will the ratings follow?

Release date: November 15, 2018 iQiYi   January 19, 2019 iQIYI 

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Wu Jinyan Poster Beauty Hao Lan
Wu Jinyan as Li Haolan

Beauty Hao Lan Poster Mao Zijun
Mao Zijun as Ying Yiren

Beauty Hao Lan Poster Nie Yuan
Nie Yuan as Lv Buwei
Beauty Hao Lan Poster Ning Jing
Ning Jing as Li Fu Ren

Beauty Hao Lan Poster Wang Zhifei
Wang Zhifei as Zhao Wang
Beauty Hao Lan Poster Tan Zhuo
Tan Zhuo as Huayang Fu Ren
Beauty Hao Lan Poster Wang Maolei
Wang Maolei as An Guo Jun

Beauty Hao Lan Poster He Jiayi
He Jiayi as An Tai Fei

Beauty Hao Lan Poster Wang Lin
Wang Lin as Gao Min

Beauty Hao Lan Poster Hai Ling
Hai Ling as Gong Zhu Ya
Beauty Hao Lan Poster Hong Yao
Hong Yao as Gong Zi Jiao

Legend of Hao Lan Zhang Nan
Zhang Nan as Qiong Hua

Legend of Hao Lan He Feng Tian
He Feng Tian as Gong Zi Yu

Legend of Hao Lan Zhao Yiqin
Zhao Yiqin as Gong Zi Yi
Legend of Hao Lan Wang Yu
Wang Yu as Ying Zi Xi

Legend of Hao Lan Thomas Tong Mengshi
Tong Mengshi as Ying Zheng

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  1. Loving the cast here!!!
    Beautiful posters, I'm so glad nobody is overly filtering their skin here and all the actors look like real human beings. Very suitable for historical drama.

  2. I'm quite happy to see Hai Ling here actually...missed her since her cute servant girl days in Go Princess Go~

  3. This sounds interesting. The story of Qin Zheng's mother is pretty fascinating stuff. The posters are beautiful.

  4. Do we know why it's been postponed?

  5. I'm very excited for this drama, although I sense that the business side of it will be doing their parts to sell and hype as much as possible after the success of Yanxi (and well, they should...realistically.)

    I heard that the main love strand is more 相爱相杀, and I really wasn't too sure what this type of love story is until I read this response describing it in detail:

    Wow! It sounds so much bigger than life, like Catherine and Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights, maybe even Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, star-crossed characters overwhelmed by their circumstances to break apart yet compelled by the charisma of each other's pull. I think that's why the trailers start to promote the "past life" and "next life" thread connecting HaoLan and Yanxi with the couple's pairing.

    Fingers crossed that it'll be aired soon! :)