Cecilia Liu’s “The Song of Desert” to Air by Early October

Highly anticipated period romance drama, The Song of Desert <星月傳奇>, based off a novel by Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步驚心> author Tong Hua (桐華), will reportedly air on Hunan Satellite TV starting October 8 – more than two years after the series completed filming.

Starring Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩), Hu Ge (胡歌), and Eddie Peng (彭于晏), The Song of Desert is adapted from the novel Da Mo Yao <大漠謠>. The story takes place during the Han Dynasty and tells of how Jin Yu (Cecilia Liu), a girl raised by wolves in the desert, flees to Chang’an following a revolt among the Hun people. There, she changes her name to Shen Yue and finds herself caught in a love triangle with the handsome general Wei Wuji (Eddie Peng) and the brilliant but disabled doctor Mo Xun (Hu Ge).

Although primary filming for The Song of Desert wrapped up in July 2012, the drama faced difficulties getting approval to air. In particular, SARFT disapproved of how the series handled historical figures like military tactician Huo Qubing, who was portrayed by Eddie Peng. In the end, The Song of Desert’s production team decided to change the title of the drama and the names of the characters, in order to avoid further clashes with SARFT.

The Song of Desert is expected to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting October 8. Currently, Hunan TV is broadcasting the fantasy-wuxia series Swords of Legends <古劍奇譚>, also known as Legend of the Ancient Sword. Based off a role-playing game of the same name, Swords stars Yang Mi (楊冪) and Li Yifeng (李易峰), and has been setting ratings records for dramas airing on a weekly basis.

Source: ifeng.com

This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.


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    1. i been waiting for this series forever!! It better be airing!!!

  1. Are the characters’ names changed? Wei Wuji? Mo Xun?

    1. yep, they had to change the names just to get past sarft. they probably didn’t like the portrayals of the historical figures or something. they had to redub the entire series, etc. i don’t care anyhow. i just want to see the damn series.

    2. I don’t like the change of names, but, no choice. This is the sacrifice they have to make to be able to air the series.

      I know the story remains the same. But, somehow, without the historical names, it feels lacking.

      Hate the fussy SARFT. Ruin everything.

      1. At least with the changed names, it probably means the ending will be the same as the book.

  2. Does anyone know when are they going to air Happiness of An Angel/天使的幸福/Tian Shi De Xing Fu, which was starred by Liu Shi Shi and Ming Dao? I have been waiting for it forever. Thanks

  3. finally! excited for the drama… but then again liu shi shi and her boring acting… T___T
    im watching for the plot and the others though

  4. I loved her in Scarlet Heart. This drama looks good but it seems like she’s portraying every character the same way. The worried face, tears, and sometimes just being expressionless.

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