C-actor Xu Kai’s got so many period C-dramas under his belt I swear seeing these first stills it felt like something I’ve seen before. He’s the male lead in the upcoming xianxia drama Sword and Fairy, which is the highly anticipated adaptation of RPG Chinese Paladin 6, with the numbers referred to the version of the game which each have completely different stories and some are more popular than others. Sword and Fairy is super popular hence the excitement. He looks straight out of Wonderland of Love and if you go back there’s also Snow Eagle Lord, Ancient Love Poetry, and The Legends. His female lead is Yu Shu Xin (Esther Yu) who is coming off the hit summer drama Love Between Fairy and Devil and also has an early fall drama out with Zhang Bin Bin called Romance of the Little Forest so she’s one busy bee these days. C-netizens are upset that she’s styled to look more like a maid than the female lead (their words) and find the second female lead more striking on first impression.