More Restrictions: China Blocks Out Broadcast Dates for Ancient Dramas
From March to June, no historical period dramas will be allowed to air in China.
In a new restriction rule set by the National Radio and Television Administration (previously known as SARFT), historical period drama serials will not be allowed for broadcast on television or online between March and June. Dramas affected by this new broadcasting restriction includes many wuxia, fantasy, historical, time-travel, and palace-themed dramas that have been waiting for broadcast.
The Legend of White Snake <新白娘子传奇> starring Alan Yu (于朦胧) and Ju Jingyi (鞠婧祎), which was slated for a March 27 premiere, has already been pulled from broadcast. Highly anticipated upcoming historical dramas such as Zhang Ziyi’s (章子怡) debut TV drama Monarch Industry <江山故人>, Tang Wei’s (湯唯) Empress of the Ming <大明皇妃·孙若微传>, Yang Mi’s (杨幂) Novoland: Pearl Eclipse <九州·斛珠夫人> and Dilireba’s (迪丽热巴) Eternal Love: The Pillow Book <三生三世枕上书> are all affected.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.