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6 Upcoming Historical Dramas from the iQIYI 2021 Lineup

Are you a fan of Chinese historical dramas?

If so, iQIYI, a Chinese online video platform based in Beijing, offers many options for you. You may access iQIYI, one of the largest online video sites in the world, on both website and mobile apps.

Here are some of their highly anticipated historical dramas for 2021:

1) A Love Never Lost  人生若如初见

Set in the early 1900s during the Revolutionary period, A Love Never Lost is about a group of youth who becomes the first batch of progressive people who go to Japan. They eventually meet 2 revolutionary exiles and all their fates are intertwined. Will their ambitions help their country prosper?

Genre: Action, Friendship, Historical, Youth, Drama
Estimated number of episodes: 44

Cast: Li Xian, Jessie Li, Wei Da Xun


2) The World of Fantasy 灵域

A young man with amnesia gets entangled in a conspiracy. He and his childhood sweetheart grow up in the spirit domain and embark on a new journey. They search for the truth of their life experience and pursuit of a higher power while guarding the spirit world.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Martial Arts, Fantasy
Estimated number of episodes: 36

Cast: Adam Fan, Cheng Xiao, Li Yi Tong


3) Fengqi Luoyang 风起洛阳

Adapted from the novel Luoyang by Ma Bo Yong, this series is set in the capital of Luoyang during the era of the 13 dynasties. The three leads investigate mysterious incidents and the conspiracy to overthrow Empress Wu Ze Tian.

Genre: Historical, Mystery
Estimated number of episodes: 40

Cast: Huang Xuan, Wang Yi Bo, Victoria Song


4) Yu Zhao ling 玉昭令

Set during the Song Dynasty, this drama follows an honorable goddess and a cold constable who join forces to solve a crime. The goddess descends to the mortal realm and establishes her own sect to vanquish demons who seek to harm humans.

Genre: Suspense, Historical, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy
Estimated number of episodes: 40

Cast: Zhang Yi Shang, Darren Chen


5) My Best Friend’s Story 流金岁月

Adapted from the Hong Kong drama, Last Romance, this story revolves around two women with different backgrounds and personalities in Shanghai in the 20th century. They forge a deep friendship and support each other through the hard times in life.

Genre: Friendship, Historical, Romance, Drama
Estimated number of episodes: 45

Cast: Cecilia Liu, Ni Ni


6) The Rebel 叛逆者

The Rebel chronicles the life of intelligence officersduring the revolutionary times in Shanghai. One operative, Lin Nansheng (Zhu Yi Long), goes on a mission to infiltrate the Communist underground but  becomes drawn to their cause. He joins the fight against the Japanese puppet regime and greatly contributes to the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Genre: Suspense, Historical
Estimated number of episodes: 40

Cast: Zhu Yi Long, Tong Yao



About Celyna Co

Celyna is currently a Junior Multimedia Producer of Chinoy TV and a sophomore student in De la Salle- College of Saint Benilde taking up AB- Consular and Diplomatic Affairs. She loves to watch KDramas and Cdramas and listen to Cpop and Kpop.

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