Starring Andy Yang Zi (楊紫) and Cheng Yi (成毅), upcoming xianxia romance Immortal Samsara <沉香如屑> missed its prime slot due to ongoing censorship review. The drama is once again facing potential delays with new specifications implemented for historical costume dramas, in which all production aspects must reflect accurate representation of history.
Due to the recent uproar of inaccurate historical costumes in The Legendary Life of Queen Lau <我叫劉金鳳> which were said to resemble Japanese kimonos, China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) sought to is now requiring all unreleased historical costume series to provide detailed re-examination of their plot, costume, and props. As the length of the review is unknown, the release date for Immortal Samsara is indefinitely delayed.
According to rumors, Immortal Samsara was originally planned for 80 episodes and released in two parts with 40 episodes each. However, 21 episodes were cut during the review process, leaving the drama only 59 episodes in length. The production team is re-examining its costumes to ensure there are no unintentional foreign cultural or political elements.
While there are no official announcements made on its premiere date, hopefully Immortal Samsara will air on its rumored date of July 20. More than 2 million fans have already made reservations to watch it!
Source: Up Media
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.