The title for The Longest Promise may end up prescient if this drama keeps on never having an air date. There are plenty of long shelved C-dramas but so far this one doesn’t have a scandal and the topic isn’t (yet) contain anything the C-government wants to discourage from being shown. The drama released two new stills last weekend with Xiao Zhan and Ren Min to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival, and I realized this drama is actually a companion piece to Mirror: Twin Cities. It’s set in the same xianxia universe from the novels by the same writer, and I didn’t like either the novel of Mirror and the drama was so bad it’s in the pantheon of shit dramas even before that drama’s male lead Li Yi Feng got cancelled. I’m nervous because the world building for the Kong Sang fantasy world was really convoluted but a drama adaptation done well can correct it in live action format. I’m also attached the first trailer for this drama released last year as the drama has been done filming for over a year now.
Trailer for The Longest Promise: