Popular online serial novel Novoland <九州> has spurred a chain of drama adaptations and boosted the popularity of several young, rising Mainland actors. Receiving significant attention, another spin-off titled Novoland: The Princess from Plateau <九州朱颜记> is confirmed to be in the works, and this time, Mainland Chinese actors William Feng (冯绍峰) and Peng Xiaoran (彭小苒) are cast as the leads. Production for the new fantasy historical romance will reportedly begin soon.
Novoland: The Princess from Plateau is set after the first reunification of Novoland. Unlike the previous installments in which the stories revolved around the emperor and the war, this series seeks to illustrate how humans pursue beauty and freedom under their twisted fates and cruel destinies. Despite these challenges, they are determined to achieve their desires. Even if they may fail, their efforts will at least prove their attempts and existence.
Similar to its previous installments, the series is raising anticipation with its popular leads who garnered praises for their previous performances. William, who is set to play the male protagonist, is well-known for his role as the second uncle in The Story of Ming Lan <知否知否应是绿肥红瘦> – the series that brought William and his now-wife Zanilia Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) together. William’s mature acting skills made a deep impression on viewers, and fans can not wait for his return to the small screen after two years. They are also curious to see how his chemistry with Goodbye My Princess <东宫> star Xiaoran will play out.
Xiaoran, who is taking on the role of the female protagonist, broke out with her performance in Goodbye My Princess. She gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of the ninth princess of Western Liang. She particularly stood out for her beautiful visuals, striking red, flowy costume, and emotional performance. Garnering praises for her work, fans share expectations for the actress’s next project.
With the refreshing pairing of Xiaoran and William, the Novoland series is once again drawing attention. The actors’ experience with starring in heart-wrenching love stories will surely come in handy for this drama and move the hearts of viewers.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.