Among the many upcoming Chinese period dramas, "Destined" starring Bai Jingting and Song Yi has been highly anticipated. With over 2 million reservations before broadcast and the previously exposed romantic relationship between the two lead actors, fans are eagerly awaiting this historical romance costume drama.
After intense post-production work, "Destined (Chang Feng Du, 长风渡)" has finally announced a premiere date for June - with rumors suggesting it to be on June 21st. In light of uncertainty regarding when other dramas like "Story of Kunning Palace" will air, perhaps "Destined" will become a flagship ancient costume drama during this summer season. Given its overall appeal and potential strength as a hit show, there is no doubt that it possesses qualities that could make it one.
Directed by Yintao who is an experienced director in making quality period dramas such as his representative works including "Who Rules the World", along with screenwriter Rao Jun known for their reputation within industry circles - both of whom have created numerous popular productions- viewers can expect excellent cinematography and visual effects from them leaving deep impressions . With them at the helm of production , there's little doubt that quality assurance would be present throughout the entirety of Destined's run time.
In addition to the romantic plotline of a first-marriage-then-love between the male and female leads, "Destined" also integrates elements such as court intrigue, business competition, detective work and suspense. The drama's overall plot is not only rich in content but also highly interesting, it focuses on portraying characters' inner worlds and emotional changes while emphasizing detail-oriented character development and narrative pacing. It is sure to leave a lasting impression on viewers.
The cast of "Destined" is also exceptionally strong. Bai Jingting and Song Yi are both recognized for their high levels of skill in acting as well as their good looks, making them an excellent match with each other in terms of talent, popularity and visuals.
Firstly, there's Bai Jingting who has gained immense popularity through his roles in hit dramas such as "Reset" and "New Life Begins". His handsome appearance combined with his solid yet delicate acting skills have won him numerous fans' love and recognition. This time he plays Gu Jiu Si, a dashing playboy whose looks are equally mesmerizing- making it easy for audiences to be immersed into his role.
Furthermore, Song Yi, as one of the leading actresses among her peers, possesses a sweet and fresh appearance coupled with a natural disposition. Her cheongsam and ancient costume styles are also very eye-catching. Her personal acting skills have matured and become more delicate over time.
In this drama, she plays the female lead Liu Yuru - an exemplary lady who breaks free from traditional constraints after marrying the male lead and earnestly studies business to realize her self-worth while successfully achieving love. Song Yi portrays Liu Yuru with great elegance and grace in stunning ancient costumes.
Even before completing filming for this drama, rumors of Bai Jingting's and Song Yi's romantic relationship began circulating which only further emphasizes their excellent chemistry both on-screen as well as off-screen.
In addition to Bai Jingting and Song Yi, "Destined" also has a strong supporting cast including second male lead Liu Xueyi who is widely recognized as a handsome actor with good looks and solid acting skills that always surprises audiences with his performances. Third male lead Zhang Haowei along with fourth male lead Zhang Rui are also familiar faces whose individual strengths are outstanding; they both deliver powerful performances worth watching out for.
Moreover, there are dozens of other top-notch actors such as Sha Yi, Hu Ke, He Shengming etc., whose presence elevates the overall strength of the show making it highly competitive in terms of quality content. Especially noteworthy is Sha Yi & Hu Ke couple’s participation adding various amusing moments throughout the series.
To sum up: production value combined with an engaging story-line plus talented actors make "Destined" highly competitive in its field; if it can premiere by late June it will undoubtedly shine brightly among summer dramas competing against others vying for popularity rankings.