It’s been a decade since Tangren produced fantasy wuxia C-drama Chinese Paladin and launched the careers of Hu Ge, Crystal Liu, and Ady An, and more than five years since the just as popular second helping with Chinese Paladin 3 which is credited for putting Wallace Huo, Tang Yan, and Yang Mi on the map. The CP series were all based on RPG video games, as well another Tangren fantasy production Xuan Yuan Sword, and now the production company is coming out with Chinese Paladin 5 with the Chinese title Yun Zi Fan (云之凡).
Tangren continues to use its self-produced dramas to launch the careers of new stars its agency stable, witness all those dramas starring Hu Ge, Yuan Hong, and Liu Shi Shi, and nowadays the company has been pushing Jiang Jing Fu and Gu Li Na Zha hard. CP5 will have a newbie leading man under Tangren’s label, a feller named Han Dong Jun, and this time he’s paired up with Na Zha as the leading lady. I’m super surprised to see TW-actor Joe Cheng‘s name in this cast as the second male lead, which is such a waste of his talents and charisma. As such I’m compelled to follow along with filming just for some Joe updates. Check out the first batch of drama stills below.