Rising to domestic and global fame, Xiao Zhan continues to dominate the entertainment industry with his idol and acting skills. Xiao Zhan’s achievements in the year 2020 alone have been remarkable.
The idol-turned-actor has been in the limelight after his leading role in the number one popular drama in China titled, The Untamed (2019). In the same year, his xianxia film, Jade Dynasty, reached the top of the Chinese box office on its first day of release. With its success, the movie had a total box office sales of over ¥400 million in the first 18 days.
Despite having supporting roles, the actor has released two dramas in 2020, namely the historical drama, The Wolf (狼殿下) and medical drama, Heroes In Harm’s Way (最美逆行者). Many praised Xiao Zhan as he voluntarily accepted his role and filmed Heroes In Harm’s Way without taking any pay. After The Wolf’s surprise premiere, the rising actor’s drama ranked first in a list of trending series in just two days. Xiao Zhan also continues to receive undying love and support from his large and loyal fanbase called, 小飞侠 (Peter Pans/xiǎo fēi xiá). The popular actor continues to dominate China, as he was ranked number one Most Influential Celebrity in Sina Weibo Power Celebrity list in December.
As a rising star, the sought-after actor has garnered fourteen brand deals with popular brands, like Oppo, Estée Lauder, and Olay. His popularity remains strong amidst the actor getting dragged into a nationwide controversy on censorship. As of 2020, Xiao Zhan’s song, Spotlight, has become the highest-selling digital single with over 45 million copies sold in China. The digital single earned the Guinness World Record for the fastest-selling digital track with 25.48 million downloads in just 24 hours. Even without promotions of his single, he was able to reach this incredible milestone for a Chinese actor and singer!
It looks like 2021 will also be a promising year for the actor with his diverse roles in various upcoming dramas. It’s no surprise that he’ll surely amaze the audience with his outstanding acting skills, charisma, and strong chemistry with his co-stars. He’ll definitely break more records and take over domestically and internationally with his dramas and song releases in 2021.
Here are 3 upcoming 2021 dramas of Xiao Zhan that you can stream on online streaming platforms soon:
1. Oath of Love (余生, 请多指教)
Genre: Romance, Drama, Slice of Life
Adapted from the novel, Entrust the Rest of My Life to You by Bolin Shi Jiang, young cellist Lin Zhi Xiao (Yang Zi) has faced setbacks in her career, relationships, and personal life. She eventually meets Dr. Gu Wei (Xiao Zhan), an attending physician who is in charge of treating her ill father. Similarly, Gu Wei has also been going through a difficult time. They slowly bond and fall for each other. Despite the challenges that they face, the two heal with each other’s help.
2. Douluo Continent (斗罗大陆)
Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Romance
The historical drama is based on the novel, Dou Luo Da Lu by Tang Jia San Shao, and has been one of the most highly awaited dramas from Tencent Video in 2021.
It follows a talented and promising student named Tang San, (Xiao Zhan), who has been pursuing his dream to become a great soul master at Ruoding Academy since he was six years old. He meets Yu Xiao Gan (Wu Xuanyi), and they easily get along and become good friends. The two embark on an adventure together and enter the esteemed Tian Dou Royal Academy, after their remarkable cultivation talents have been widely recognized. In the academy, Tang San discovers a hidden secret about his mother’s death. He sets off on a mission to fight a series of battles to protect his country, people, and loved ones. Tang San challenges himself to bring honor to his sect and fulfill his mission to be the greatest soul master of all time.
3. Ace Troops (王牌部队)
Genre: Action, Military, War
The military drama is one of the much-anticipated dramas in the iQiyi 2021 lineup. It tells the story of two good friends, Gao Liang (Huang Jing Yu) and Gu Yi Ye (Xiao Zhan), who meet again to reform the training methods of the military team, Blue Army. Despite being rivals in the past, the two join forces, with their love interest Jiang Nan (Zhong Chu Xi), to reform and innovate the Blue Army’s combat training methods. They also aim to expose the falsification of training methods in the past while aiming to build the strongest military team.