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.
ahh..cant wait!!!its better be as great as NIF 1…mei changsu x xiao jingyan is such a memorable character that i always marathon the drama when i got bored.
by the way, can anybody tell me why a lot people hoping that huang xiaoming will not ruin the sequel? is he a bad actor or something? i never watch his drama before.
He tends to exaggerate his acting lol.
But I heard HXM and Tong Liya are just guest roles to hype up the newbies.
ahh..is that right?well..hope he’s doing fine here.
that’s what i read too from avid NIF tumblr blogger
btw @koala..its supposed to be 50 years from the first installment, right?
If it has a good bromance, it will be a hit.
I think Nirvana in Fire 2 is supposed to be 50 years after the original Nirvana in Fire. The second poster is of Xiao Tingsheng, the son of Xiao Jingyu (the eldest son of the Emperor who was framed by Xie Yu and Xia Jiang), who was about 11 or 12 years old in the original Nirvana in Fire.
lead guy with his stiff face going ruin this drama