“Hua Xu Yin: City of Desperate Love” Premieres July 9
The highly anticipated xianxia drama Hua Xu Yin: City of Desperate Love <华胥引之绝爱之城> is finally arriving. After four years of preparation, filming, and delayed schedules, the tragic fantasy will finally be premiering on Jiangxi TV, Sichuan TV, and Anhui TV on July 9, 2015. QQ.com has also purchased the exclusive rights to premiere it online at the same time.
Hua Xu Yin: City of Desperate Love is adapted from the best-selling novel Hua Xu Yin by Tang Qi Gong Zi (唐七公子). Starring Kevin Cheng (郑嘉颖), Lin Yuan (林源), Jiang Xin (蒋欣), and Yuan Hong (袁弘), the xianxia drama is about the dream weaver Jun Fu, a resurrected princess, and her inspiring but tragic love story with Mu Yan, the reluctant Crown Prince for the Kingdom of Chen.
Ciwen Media purchased the rights to adapt Hua Xu Yin in 2011, but the script took over two years to write due to the long length of the novel. After over 20 revisions, production was finally ready to start in January 2013.
Originally slated to complete filming by May 2013, the shooting duration was extended to the end of June due to Kevin Cheng’s busy schedules. At the time of completion, Ciwen Media announced that the series was aiming for an August 2014 premiere. After a change in drama airing schedules and a chaotic post-production, Ciwen Media finally confirmed this month that Hua Xu Yin would premiere on July 9, 2015, over four years after its conception.
Hua Xu Yin: City of Desperate Love is one of Mainland China’s most expensive and grand dramas to-date, costing over 100 million RMB; the CGI, costumes, weapons, and artistic departments comprised of the same teams that worked on The Legend of Zhen Huan <甄嬛传> and the Tsui Hark (徐克) film Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame <狄仁杰之通天帝国>.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.