“Curse of the Royal Harem” Synopsis
TVB will be airing new series, Curse of the Royal Harem <萬凰之王> on Monday, October 31st. Produced by Chong Wai Kin ( 莊偉建), the 29-episode Qing period drama features Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), Sunny Chan (陳錦鴻), Gigi Wong (黃淑儀), Nancy Wu (胡定欣), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Cheung Kwok Keung (張國強), and Elena Kong (江美儀).
At the same time Emperor Daoguang (Sunny Chan) announced that Tunggiya Yuen Yuen (Myolie Wu) will become the Empress Consort Hao Sun, Empress Dowager Kung Chee (Gigi Wong) forced her elder son’s wife, Niuhuru Yee Lan (Jessica Hsuan) to be a sacrificial victim at the prince’s funeral. Emperor Daoguang put aside the ceremony in which Yuen Yuen would be pronounced the Empress Consort in order to save childhood friend, Yee Lan. Emperor Daoguang broke tradition and declared Yee Lan his concubine, inciting a jealous rivalry among concubines in the palace.
Left exhausted by the repeated battles, Emperor Daoguang also accidentally discovered that Empress Consort Hao Sun was allegedly having an affair with his younger half-brother, Prince Sui (Joel Chan).
Caught between the different political forces within the palace, Yee Lan did not want her fate to be maneuvered by others. Abandoning her kind nature and turning evil instead, Yee Lan became a ruthless woman….
Jayne: More political scheming in a Qing era palace. Despite the atrocious English title, will Curse of the Royal Harem be a hit or miss? Will Emperor Daoguang be the only one left with a headache when the epic battles among the concubines are done?