Most sequels tend to disappoint regardless of whether the original cast comes back. It’s hard to make lightning in a bottle twice but I’m mildly optimistic about the upcoming period C-drama Nirvana in Fire 2. It’s from the same production crew from screenwriter to director but with a completely unrelated story and new cast. The setting is fifteen years about the events of Nirvana in Fire and things in the Liang dynasty continue to be crappy towards patriotic warrior families that protect the crown but get stabbed in the back. This time it’s the Xiao family led by the patriarch father and his two sons. Huang Xiaoming plays the elder son with Tong Li Ya as his wife, and his story will take place in the first half of the drama before Liu Hao Ran‘s younger brother character becomes the focal point of the story. The first set of character stills are out and have the same costuming and brings back the feels from the epic original even without leads Hu Ge and Wang Kai. The drama has finished filming and aims to air in 2017.