Two of China’s major historical producers – Yu Zheng (Palace/Gong, Schemes of a Beauty) and Gao Xixi (Happiness is like a Flower, New Romance of the Three Kingdoms) – team up for Female Prime Minister, a rare Southern and Northern Dynasties drama about the only female prime minister in Chinese history. The drama will also put a focus on the art of ceramics, as the Northern Qi era was a period of revival for Chinese ceramics.
The seasoned production team nevertheless features a young and lively cast, including first time male lead Chen Xiao, My Fair Princess’ Zhao Liyin, singer-actor Kimi Qiao Renliang, singer-actress GuiGui, and a large amount of gorgeous supporting actors like Qin Lan, Gao Yunxiang, Medina Maimaiti, Lin Fei’er, Yang Rong, Jiang Hong, Maggie Cheung, Leanne Lau, etc.
The drama is directed by Li Huizhu (Palace/Gong, I have a date with a vampire) and scripted by Zhang Wei (Du Lala’s Promotions). Product begun last week and plans to air next summer on Hunan TV.