Fans Get the Perfect Cast for New TV Drama “Endless Sky Lanterns”
With such a strong leading cast, it’s a sure thing that the upcoming television drama Endless Sky Lanterns, or Wujin Tiandeng <无尽天灯>, will become a huge hit.
When it comes to casting for a new television drama, good acting isn’t the only ingredient to success—the cast needs to be popular, well-known, and respected.
And for the producers of Endless Sky Lanterns, they may have just found the winning formula.
The period television drama, which is based on the novel of the same name by Hai Lei (海雷), is set in a fantasy world of conquerers and mages. It comprises of eight short stories set in the same mythological world that has become so popular, industry critics are calling it “the best eastern myth.” A TV adaptation of the novel was announced in 2016, but cast and production details were not finalized until this year.
Leading the series will be popular actress Zanilia Zhao Liying (赵丽颖), a household name guaranteed to bring in high ratings for the studio. Zheng Shuang (郑爽) will be billed second, although her screentime will be comparable to that of Zanilia’s. The male lead will be Li Yifeng (李易峰).
All three leading cast members have the ability—and the experience—to lead their own series, and to see them all together in one production is a formula of success.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.