There is so much pretty in King of Lan Ling that I’m flailing from the want. This drama started filming a scant few months ago, but the production appears to have its shit together because a 3-minute official trailer was just released (on the heels of 7-minutes of footage shown at the Shanghai Film Festival last week – the official trailer is dubbed as all C-dramas are, but the 7-minutes of footage is not dubbed). Starring Feng Shao Feng, Ariel Lin, Daniel Chan, and George Hu, this period drama hits all my period drama kinks based on the trailer alone. The romance looks epic and full of angst, we’ve got a love triangle, and there will be plenty of action to warrant a drama about one of the greatest legendary warriors of ancient Chinese history, the masked general King of Lan Ling Gao Chang Gong. By the way, Ariel’s character Yang Xue Wu calls the King of Lan Ling Si Ye (4th Lord), which is what Liu Shi Shi‘s Ruo Xi called Nicky Wu‘s 4th Prince in Bu Bu Jing Xin, so when I heard it I started having BBJX flashbacks, especially with what looks like the same copious amounts of crying involved.
Official trailer for King of Lan Ling: