Peter Ho (何潤東) will star in the upcoming Chinese palace drama Xifei’s Royal Love in the Palace <熹妃传> as the Yongzheng Emperor alongside Chinese actress Viva He Hongshan (何泓姍).
In October, it was reported that the studio behind Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace <如懿传> has been working on a new television drama about the life of Zhen Huan, also known as Consort Xi (Xifei). Based on the book of the same name, Xifei’s Royal Love in the Palace is regarded as “Zhen Huan 2.0” due to the story featuring the same character as the lead of 2011’s Empresses in the Palace <后宫·甄嬛传>, which starred Sun Li (孙俪) as Zhen Huan.
Though sources at the time said Hong Kong actor Wallace Chung (鍾漢良) would be starring as Xifei’s lead role the Yongzheng Emperor, insiders are now reporting that Peter Ho has already signed on the role. Peter’s last Qing Dynasty drama was 2017’s Nothing Gold Can Stay <那年花开月正圆>, which also starred Sun Li.
Viva, who played Concubine Mei in Ruyi, will play the title character of Zhen Huan.
Filming for Xifei is projected to start this month.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.