William Chan Rumored to Star in “Novoland: Pearl Eclipse” With Yang Mi

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.

Source: QQ

This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.

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  1. William chan is a boring and overrated actor…his acting just mediacore…nothing special about him anymore…

    1. @atikah89
      It is not just him but many actors and actresses are like that. They just get lucky and are not so talented but yet still rake in the bucks.

    2. @atikah89
      You have to ride the wave. Nowadays, pretty boys, love triangle with a heart wrecking story, and dainty women r the trend. It will be something else later. It is like the same trend in Asia. You could see it in tvb, Korean, and China.

      1. @m0m0 I’m not talking about the trend…I’m just didn’t like the actor…for me he is so overrated…I’m sure his popularity is not biggest like before…yes his still popular…but not so popular like before…because his singing and acting just a mediocre and nothing special

      2. @atikah89
        Who can stay on top and be popular forever regardless if they are talented or not? No one… it is a cycle that all artists and entertainers go through. The higher you climb, the more it hurts when you fall.

      3. @hetieshou excuse me i didn’t like that actor from the beginning…I’m didnt like him is not because of he didn’t popular anymore..but i didn’t like him from the beginning..because he is so overrated and ewwwww.

  2. I miss seeing William in a period drama, hope this is true! But I think they may change the storyline since Chinese censors may not accept mermaid folktales or relationship with an adoptive father?

  3. Why is William still relevant? What was he known for beside being Charlene’s ex BF? From his acting, to singing to dancing, nothing stands out. I am glad there are people that agree with me. The thing that bothers me most are his eyebrows and nose.

  4. Honestly, the whole Novoland series including all good storyline, bad writing books. Really wonder why people want to adapt them.

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