I’m not holding my breath that this casting triumvirate will work out, but the one outlier piques my interest the most because the other two are so been there done that. Filming has started on period C-drama The Princess Weiyoung (锦绣未央 Jin Xiu Wei Young) based on the C-novel The Bastard Daughter is Poisonous (庶女有毒). The novel is not for the faint of heart since the first half has the Candy-esque illegitimate daughter suffering and the second half has her turning into stone cold vengeance on those who have wronged her.
Starring seemingly ubiquitous C-actress Tang Yan as the titular Weiyoung, her casting got decent feedback because she’s not playing a damsel in distress this time after so many such outings. But I was disappointed to see the leading man role go to C-actor Luo Jin because this will mark his fourth drama pairing with Tang Yan. Luckily TW-actor Vanness Wu is making a huge acting leap by starring in his first period drama and playing the ultimate baddie in the drama. Thanks for shaking up the joint, Vanness, and welcome back after such a long acting hiatus.