Highly loved Chinese historical series Nirvana in Fire <琅琊榜> has completed the script for its third installment, and is moving towards the next stage in finalizing its cast. Since the original cast is unlikely to return, there are ongoing rumors that Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) and Wallace Chung (钟汉良) will be headlining Nirvana in Fire 3.
With Nirvana in Fire and The Story of Minglan <知否知否应是绿肥红瘦> to have been produced by Daylight Entertainment, netizens believe it is likely Liying will join the show since her participation in the latter drama had greatly boosted her popularity. Furthermore, several of its highly polished dramas have been widely successful, so it should be even more enticing for Liying to join Nirvana in Fire 3 considering its strong commercial value.
Additionally, Liying has been selecting more high quality and challenging scripts to diversify her roles. Her projects that would likely air this year include Light on Series: Who is Murderer <谁是凶手> and Story of Xingfu <幸福到万家>. Both of these dramas are categorized crime mystery and female-centered respectively, so it is apparent that she has moved on from mainstream idol dramas towards experimenting with more in-depth humanistic stories.
Wallace’s mature charm and acting skills gives faith that he will be able to portray the entrusted lead successfully. While Wallace is already 46 years old, he still regularly headlines romantic dramas and Nirvana in Fire 3 would bridge more opportunities in mature and realistic dramas.
This article is written by Minna for JayneStars.com.