“Story of Yanxi Palace” Spin-Off Starts Production
Hit Chinese drama Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略> will be getting a spin-off and a sequel.
The untitled spin-off of the original series, which has started production, is set during the reign of the Qianglong Emperor. A young woman known by the name Wei Yingluo (Wu Jinyan 吴谨言) finds her way into the palace to search for the truth behind her older sister’s death. She rises within the ranks and eventually falls in love with the emperor (Nie Yuan 聂远), becoming empress. Based on the book of the same name, the drama is produced by Yu Zheng (于正) and has just completed its run on iQIYI.
According to official reports, the spin-off tells the story of Fuk’anggan, Fuheng’s son, who believes Yingluo’s daughter Princess Shaohua to be his mother’s killer. To gain the upper hand, Fuk’anggan manipulates Shaohua’s trust. Princess Shaohua will be played by 24-year-old Rain Wang Herun (王鹤润), while Fuk’anggan will be played by 23-year-old Wang Yizhe (王一哲).
As for the official sequel, Yu Zheng has stated that he is producing a sequel; original cast member Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) has also expressed her interest in returning.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.