It always feels nice when a reported drama casting turns out to be true, as opposed to dangling dream pairings before fans and then going “oops” afterwards. The cast of the upcoming idol period drama Lan Ling Wang (The King of Lan Ling or Masked Beauty) attended a press conference this week in Beijing to kick off filming. The two male leads Feng Shao Feng and Daniel Chan were both there, but leading lady Ariel Lin had to video conference in from Taiwan. I’m thrilled because the final casting did turn out to be the three leads I posted about a few weeks ago (above is the first concept drama poster from the production company showing the costume designs for the three leads), plus George Hu is also joining this cast. Nice. The love triangle will be between Ariel and Feng Shao Feng as the King of Lan Ling and Daniel as the King of Northern Zhou. I love Ariel and find her beauty natural and luminous, but I have to laugh that she’s going to be out-prettied by her two leading men for sure. What makes this period drama my most anticipated C-drama of this year isn’t just the entire cast, but the fact that the drama will be produced by Chen Yu Shan, the producer of Material Queen. I loved everything about MQ except for the writing, so I know this drama will be just breathtakingly gorgeous. Gimme now!
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