In light of the fact that the drama adaptation of Da Mo Yao (Ballad of the Desert) might never see the light of day, plus I’m still not ready to accept Eddie Peng as General Huo Qu Bing despite all my love for Liu Shi Shi and Hu Ge, the drama adaptation of Yun Zhong Ge (Song in the Clouds) might be the only thing left looking forward to. The two novels are the first two in what was intended as a trilogy and author Tong Hua long ago said book three was called Xie Yo Qu (Sorrow Relieving Tune) and even wrote one prologue chapter. But she ended up working on her other novels based on the famed Shan Hai Jing (Collection of the Mountain and Seas) dealing with the early myths in Chinese literature involving Gods and Goddesses and epic feuds and battles for supremacy. The first novel Ceng Xu Nuo (Once Promised) was pretty darn intense, and the sequel was just published called Chang Xiang Si (Missing You For Always). I don’t think Tong Hua is ever going to finished her Great Han trilogy so right now YZG has the best odds of gracing our small screens. I was livid when Yu Zheng won the rights to adapt this novel, his casting shenanigans for the last 6 months also drove me insane not to mention he produced the most turdtastic drama adaptation of The Swordsman ever known to man. If I had a die list he’d be on it. So when the cast was finalized with Angelababy as Yun Ge, Du Chun as Meng Jue, Lu Yi as Liu Fu Ling, Chen Xiao as Liu Bing Yi/Liu Xun, Yang Rong as Huo Cheng Jun, and Su Qing as Xu Ping Jun, I was pretty much numb by then. Yumama released three official stills yesterday to thank the fans for the great ratings of his just premiered drama The Legend of Lu Zhen (formerly called Female Prime Minister). I have to say the stills look great, the two men are much older than the character ages in the novel but they are showing some serious gravitas and presence. Angelababy is exotic and sparkling as Yun Ge, which does fit her description. But its Chen Xiao’s take on Liu Bing Yi that has me salivating. I’m loving his carefree hooligan attitude and hidden layer of ambition. Check out the official and BTS stills below and start dialing back up the interest level.