After the success of their time traveling series, Bu Bu Jing Xin <步步驚心>, Nicky Wu (吳奇隆) and Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩) are pairing up again for not only the upcoming sequel, but also the currently filming period drama, Incisive Great Teacher <犀利仁師>, in which they will star as bickering teachers in China’s first school to accept female students.
A fusion of ancient settings with modern youthful elements, Incisive Great Teacher begins its story when the emperor, hoping to promote gender equality, mandates that females will receive schooling as well. However, his edict is met with secret opposition by conservative forces. In order to ensure that the emperor’s policy will be carried out, martial artist/detective Liu Aotian (Nicky Wu) is invited to become a teacher at Hong Wen Educational Institute, where the first group of female students will be educated as a trial run.
After his arrival, Aotian encounters a bevy of problems, including Lu Yunfei (Cecilia Liu), a “leftover woman” and fellow teacher who previously had a misunderstanding with Aotian and followed him to Hong Wen to settle the score. As expected, they initially do nothing but quarrel, but gradually fall in love, only for their relationship to become more entangled when another teacher, Nie Wenxing (Huang Zhengyan 霍政諺), enters the scene.
Throughout the difficulties of his love life and educator responsibilities, Aotian must also continually combat the conservative attacks against Hong Wen. As his wisdom guides him in leading the students and other teachers in countering these tricks, he discovers that a spy from the enemy’s side has infiltrated the school, forcing him to meet this danger face-to-face.
Despite its period backdrop, the drama features many of the same elements that modern students currently experience: youth, love, learning, encouragement, showing off, and the occasional wacky behavior. Produced by Nicky and helmed by Hong Kong directors Ricky Wong (黃偉傑) and Jones Ma (馬華幹), Incisive Great Teacher will also include Bu Bu Jing Xin actor Ye Zuxin (葉祖新) and veteran actor Yue Yueli (岳躍利), as well as guest appearances from Wallace Huo (霍建華) and Cheng Pei Pei (鄭佩佩).
On the Filming Set of “Incisive Great Teacher”
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This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.