Period political drama is a popular genre in the Cdrama market, and it has always had extraordinary appeal. From "Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan" to "Nirvana in Fire" and "Story of Yanxi Palace," whether based on real historical events or fictional stories set in an alternate history, the power struggle between characters and the political intrigue in the court always arouse the curiosity and thirst for knowledge of the audience. They hope to see how the protagonists cleverly deal with various challenges.
Among them, the genre of alternate history allows for the free play of imagination, creating a unique worldview and story background without being limited by real history. Because the audience does not know how the story will develop, this sense of unknown excites and anticipates them even more. Recently, the period drama "Love of Nirvana," adapted from the alternate history novel by Xiaolou, announced its completion of filming.
Based on Xiaolou's novel of the same name, the drama tells the story of Xiao Wuxia, the young lord of the Moonfall City, who disguises himself as Wei Zhao and infiltrates the Liang Kingdom for many years, carrying the stigma of a treacherous minister. In order to uncover the truth behind his family's murder, Wei Zhao attempts to abduct the only living witness from the case years ago, but his carefully planned scheme is disrupted by the sudden appearance of a young girl named Jiang Ci. Taking advantage of the situation, Pei Yan takes in the severely injured Jiang Ci, hoping to find the "saboteur" behind the scenes. The three of them each have their own ulterior motives, and they engage in a love-hate relationship that concerns their families and their country, playing out between the Great Liang and Moonfall.
Highly acclaimed original work, a classic reproduction
"Love of Nirvana" is a highly regarded and popular novel, with a grand story structure, distinct character personalities, and a gripping and thrilling plot. It has a strong appeal and emotional impact. The drama also retains the essence of the original work, with the war between two countries as the main storyline and the Moonfall Clan's self-rescue as the subplot, composing a love story amidst the pursuit of kingship and deep-seated enmity.
The drama revolves around the three main characters, Wei Zhao, Jiang Ci, and Pei Yan. Xiao Wuxia, the young lord of Moonfall City, endures humiliation and infiltrates the Liang Kingdom for many years, disguising himself as Wei Zhao and carrying the stigma of a treacherous minister. In order to uncover the truth behind his family's murder, Wei Zhao attempts to abduct the only living witness from the case of the Crown Prince's assassination, but his carefully planned scheme is disrupted by the sudden appearance of a young girl named Jiang Ci.
Taking advantage of the situation, Pei Yan takes in the severely injured Jiang Ci, hoping to find the "saboteur" behind the scenes. Meanwhile, the tragic past and the sense of national righteousness of Wei Zhao also touch the innocent and lively Jiang Ci, and the two develop feelings for each other as they spend time together. In the end, Wei Zhao, Jiang Ci, and Pei Yan set aside their personal grievances and join forces to fight against the Emperor of Liang.
From the shadows of the martial world to the power struggles in the court, as well as the deceit within the family, the plot covers multiple levels such as the martial world, the court, and the family. It not only depicts a turbulent era but also showcases the growth and struggles of the protagonists.
Talented actors, magnificent cast
"Love of Nirvana" stars Ren Jialun, Li Landi, Xu Zhengxi, Zhang Yaqin, and others. These actors are all highly skilled and have gained the love and praise of the audience for their outstanding acting and exquisite performance skills.
First, Ren Jialun. When it comes to the popular post-85 actors in mainland China, he is the one. With a series of hit costume dramas such as "Under the Power," "One and Only," and "The Blue Whisper," he has accumulated a high reputation and become a beloved costume idol in the hearts of many viewers. In this drama, Ren Jialun plays Wei Zhao, a character with a complex identity, calm personality, and a sense of righteousness. I believe he will once again prove himself as an excellent actor with his talent.
Second, Li Landi. Li Landi started filming TV and film works at the age of 10. Her roles such as Ma Xiaoyi in "Chinese Style Relationship," Su Tao in "Wu Xin: The Monster Killer Season 2," and Yu Zhouzhou in "My Huckleberry Friends" have been loved and noticed by the audience.
Her acting is natural and agile, accurately capturing the characteristics of different characters and showcasing diverse charm. Li Landi plays Jiang Ci in the drama, a lively and kind-hearted girl who accidentally gets caught in the struggle between Zuo Xiang Pei Yan and the leader of Moonfall. Jiang Ci is a smart and kind-hearted woman, and Li Landi's temperament perfectly matches the character, I believe she will bring a vivid image of a female warrior to the audience.
Third, Xu Zhengxi. Xu Zhengxi is a talented and charismatic actor. His representative works include "The Legend of Dugu," "The Autumn Ballad," "The Virtuous Queen of Han," and others, which have received high ratings and praise upon airing. Also looking forward to his performance in "Love of Nirvana." His character, Pei Yan, is a deeply scheming character. I hope he can cooperate well with other actors such as Ren Jialun and Li Landi, and present us with a wonderful costume political story.
Fourth, Zhang Yaqin. Zhang Yaqin is a young and promising mainland actress. She received high praise for her role Lu Yuan in "An Ancient Love Song." Lu Yuan is a complex and tragic character. She was once an innocent and kind-hearted girl but was forced to become the queen of Liang Kingdom and hurt the person she loves due to the twists of fate. Zhang Yaqin successfully portrayed the character's personality changes and emotional twists, allowing the audience to have a deeper understanding and sympathy for this role.
In the upcoming "Love of Nirvana," Zhang Yaqin also plays an important role as Yu Lian, a noblewoman from a prestigious family with a childhood sweetheart relationship with Pei Yan. Zhang Yaqin will show the gentleness and strength of Rong Yu Lian, as well as her choices in love and country. I believe her interpretation will give the audience a different feeling. In addition to these main actors, the other cast members also have remarkable performances, such as Zhang Fengyi, Gao Han, Yao Chi, etc. They have added a lot of color to the plot and provided great support and foil for the protagonists.
Original author as executive producer, quality assurance
This time, "Love of Nirvana" is directed by Zhou Jingtao, the director of "Noble Aspirations" and "Guardian," and the original author, Xiaolou, also personally serves as the screenwriter. The audience will be able to see the interweaving of different characters' personalities, destinies, and emotions, as well as various complex power struggles, experiencing the changing fortunes of history and the diverse human nature.
The production team has also meticulously created realistic and detailed costume settings and costumes, presenting a rich cultural heritage and artistic charm, allowing the audience to appreciate the profoundness of Chinese culture while enjoying the show. Let us look forward to the broadcast of this drama and relive the brilliance of "Nirvana in Fire"!