Chinese Fantasy Drama “Novoland: The Castle in the Sky” Releases 13 Character Posters
Ice Fantasy <幻城> is not the only high fantasy television drama that will be airing this summer. This epic series about icy, celestial clans may go in direct competition with Novoland: The Castle in the Sky <九州·天空城>, which is confirmed to premiere in July this year on Jiangsu TV.
Unlike previous Chinese fantasy television dramas, which were mostly adapted from popular novels, Novoland: The Castle in the Sky is an original story created for Shanghai Film Media Asia and Tencent Penguin Pictures. The series is set in an ancient world where humanity is separated into several races, and centers on the souring relations between the powerful Ren (Human) Tribe and the Yu (Winged) Tribe, a race of angelic humans who have the ability of flight.
The Yu Tribe live in a floating citadel, a “castle in the sky” on top of the Gushe Mountain. Their superhuman abilities are the cause of much envy among other tribes, but when the castle gets attacked, the Yu Tribe immediately puts the blame on the humans. Yi Fuling, a human, becomes the number one suspect, but Feng Tianyi, heir of the Yu Tribe, believes that there’s more to the attack than meets the eye.
On March 6, Novoland: The Castle in the Sky unveiled a batch of character posters for its main cast, starring Zhang Ruoyun (张若昀) as the Yu King Feng Tianyi, Guan Xiaotong (关晓彤) as Yi Fuling, Liu Chang (刘畅) as Prince Bai Tingjun, SNH48’s Ju Jingyi (鞠婧祎) as the Yu Queen Xue Feishuang, Chen Ro-hsuan (陈若轩) as Feishuang’s brother Yu Huanzhen, and Edward Zhang (张鲁一) as Ji Shu, a palace official.
The 20-episode epic series, directed by Yang Lei (杨磊), will be released on Tencent Video this summer, in July 2016. It will also be showing on Jiangsu TV.
Zhang Ruoyun as Feng Tianyi, King of the Yu Tribe
Guan Xiaotong as Yi Fuling
Liu Chang as Prince Bai Tingjun
SNH48’s Ju Jingyi as Xue Feishuang, Queen of the Yu Tribe
Chen Ro-hsuan as Yu Huanzhen, a Yu Tribe member
Edward Zhang as Ji Shu, a palace official
Liu Min as Queen Bai Xue
Aliya as General Xiong Tang
Wei Yankan as Yue Yunqi, Yu Tribe member
Yang Jincheng as Yi Qianji
Dean Liu as Xue Lin, Yu Tribe royal
Zhu Shengyi as Bi Anhua
Jia Zhengyu as Xiang Congling, Yu Tribe member
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.