Wu Jinyan (吳謹言), who rose to fame through the role of “Wei Ying Luo” in “Story of Yanxi Palace” (延禧攻略), is coming back as another heroine character in the new series, “The Legend of Hao Lan” (皓鑭傳). Wu Jinyan will be reunited with Nie Yuan (聶遠), who portrayed “Emperor Qianlong” in “Yanxi.” The new series will be airing on iQiyi on January 19th. It is also produced by Yu Zheng (于正), who was responsible for the “Story of Yanxi Palace.”
This series is also based on historical events and takes place during the Warring States period. Wu Jinyan plays “Li Hao Lan”, a daughter of an imperial official from the State of Zhao. She is sold by her stepmother, but is saved by merchant, “Lu Buwei” (呂不韋). He helps her to slowly reach to the top. However, he betroths her to the prince of the Qin state, Ying Yiren (贏異人), portrayed by Mao Zijun (茅子俊). They eventually have a son named, Ying Zheng (嬴政), who eventually becomes Qin Shihuang (秦始皇), known as the “First Emperor of China.” The series will chronicle the rise of Li Hao Lan into becoming the “Empress Dowager” and her tumultuous love triangle with Lu Buwei and Ying Yiren.
Aside from Wu Jinyan and Nie Yuan, several actors from “Yanxi” are also in this series. Wang Maolei (王茂蕾) will be playing Ying Yiren’s father, “King Xiaowen of Qin” (秦孝文王). Tan Zhuo (譚卓) plays “King Xiaowen’s” wife, “Lady Huayang” (華陽夫人). Liu Enshang (劉恩尚), who played, “Li Yu Eunuch” (李玉公公), portrays Zhao Sheng, a chancellor of the State of Zhou.
It looks like Yu Zheng will have another hit on his bands based on the grand production in the trailer. It has the winning formula of a scheming storyline