Among the upcoming dramas, "Snow Eagle Lord" starring Xu Kai and Gulnazar has been receiving a lot of attention. The drama, which obtained its license in May, has gained immense popularity and heat with over one million reservations made recently. It is definitely a hot topic before it even airs.
The original novel of "Snow Eagle Lord" already had a high level of popularity. The plot is extremely exciting with numerous fighting scenes, grand world-building, and otherworldly plots as well as an all-star cast with attractive looks that are sure to captivate viewers. Additionally, the current topic surrounding the show suggests that it may become the biggest dark horse drama this season.
The fantasy drama "Snow Eagle Lord" tells the legendary story about Dongbo Xueying, his wife Yu Jingqiu, and their companions' struggles and adventures in another world continent, eventually achieving unsurpassed achievements. From what we know from promotional materials so far, the costume design and makeup artistry are excellent, fighting scenes are fluent and stunning, and the pacing is also very compact, making for an overall high-quality production.
Regarding the cast, Xu Kai and Gulnazar are two recognized ancient costume drama actors that make for a feast of beauty. As currently popular young actors, their performances in previous works have been outstanding, and this time is no exception. Their ancient costumes show off their high character adaptation while also providing great fitting between them.
Firstly, let's talk about Xu Kai who is among the best actors of his generation. He has delivered many excellent performances such as "Fu Heng" in "Story of Yanxi Palace," which was known as the most unforgettable second male lead role. He has also performed brilliantly in "The Legends" and "Ancient Love Poetry". His tremendous ability to immerse himself into his characters, his attention to details, and smooth action scenes all left a deep impression on viewers.
This time he plays Dongbo Xueying in "Snow Eagle Lord," where he continues to shine with superb acting skills. The released stills show him standing tall in an ancient costume with a long spear held tightly with sharp eyes exuding confidence. This performance has raised expectations for audiences.
Next up is female lead Gulnazar. She possesses beautiful features and exotic qualities making her an undisputed goddess of ancient costumes since her debut. From "Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky” to “Legend of Nine Tails Fox” and “Fighter of the Destiny”, Gulnazar exhibits remarkable strength within the genre. Her stunning looks coupled with great character adaptation and constantly improving acting skills leave a very deep impression on viewers.
In "Snow Eagle Lord," Gulnazar's costume design brings back memories of her character in "Fighter of the Destiny." Her overall look and ancient style are full of charm, coupled with various fight scenes, making her performance outstanding and impressive.
Meanwhile, the supporting cast in "Snow Eagle Lord" is also a lineup of high beauty standards. Among them are many familiar faces such as Bai Shu, Lu Tingyu, Song Xinran, Liu Zirui, and Li Yitong. Each has excellent ancient costume appearances and remarkable acting skills which add more attention and competitiveness to the entire drama.
Furthermore, the overall configuration and production level of the TV series "Snow Eagle Lord" is quite good. Director Li Dachao has rich experience in filming, especially in handling action scenes with great delicacy. The participation in producing “Bodyguards and Assassins” is also recognized as an excellent work. With Li Dachao at the helm, the fight scenes in "Snow Eagle Lord" are exciting while the production quality is very refined, making it worth anticipating.
With its high popularity from its original novel source, a talented director leading production, and a cast full of attractive actors, this drama combines both quality and aesthetics into one magnificent ancient drama that is definitely worth looking forward to. Once it airs, it has every chance to become a highly popular dark horse among historical dramas.