It’s official! The Novoland <九州> series is back with another installment – Novoland: Pearl Eclipse <九州·斛珠夫人> – and Mainland actress Yang Mi (杨幂) is leading the drama as the main female protagonist. This is no surprise since her studio, Jaywalk Studio, is producing the drama. Instead, netizens are more curious as to who will play her male counterpart.
There have been many speculations since the drama was given the green light, and apparently, Hu Ge (胡歌), Deng Lun (邓伦), Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明) and William Chan (陈伟霆) were all believed to be the chosen lead actor at one point or another. Out of the four, netizens believe William is the most likely to play the male lead, and they are already showing great excitement and expectations by praising Yang Mi and William’s attractive visuals as a pair.
Novoland: Pearl Eclipse centers on the story of a young mermaid Hai Shi, played by Yang Mi. After her whole merfolk tribe is slaughtered during their enemy’s search for the magical pearl, Hai Shi flees from the enemy and disguises herself to enter the Imperial Court. She becomes embroiled in the chaos that ensues within the court and later gains responsibilities to protect the kingdom and establish peace in Novoland.
Amidst all of this, she also has a complicated love triangle involving King Dixu and her adoptive father Fang Zhu, possibly played by William. The love triangle is one of the drama’s main selling points, so the second male lead’s role is equally as important as the main lead’s. It is currently rumored that rising actor Xu Kaicheng (徐开骋) will take on the second lead role, and netizens are expressing their happiness with the casting of another good-looking actor.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.