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The Rise of Phoenixes Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew
Stars: Kun Chen, Ni Ni, Ce Wang
Review: Hong Kong, August 30, 2018 – Netflix Inc., the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced today that it will stream new Mandarin series The Rise of Phoenixes in over a dozen languages to members around the world starting 14 September 2018.
The series features iconic names in the Mandarin movie industry including Shen Yan and Liu Haibo (Chinese Style Relationship) as directors, William Chang (The Grandmaster, In the Mood for Love, Ashes of Time) as artistic director and costume designer, as well as Chen Kun and Ni Ni as the leading cast. This series not only marks the debut of Ni Ni’s first role on television, but also Chen Kun’s highly anticipated return to the small screen after a decade.
“We’re excited to offer a top quality title like The Rise of Phoenixes to our members around the world. We look forward to growing our Mandarin title catalog with more stories that bring to life the intriguing heritage of Chinese culture,” said Rob Roy, Netflix Vice President of Content – Asia.
The Rise of Phoenixes is a 70-episode series loosely based on Huang Quan, a novel by Tianxia Guiyuan, and co-produced by Netflix along with Croton Media (China Syndication), K. Pictures, Hao Mai Culture, Iqiyi, COL Group and New Film Association.
This is a story of power, desire, lust and love amongst people from different kingdoms in ancient China, all with the desire of rising to become The Great Phoenix. Ning Yi (played by Chen Kun), is the sixth prince of kingdom who hides a dark past. Feng Zhiwei (played by Ni Ni) hides her true identity and has to cross-dress to survive in the male-dominated world. However, when a secret from the past rears its head, respected warrior Feng Zhiwei is forced to choose between revenge and her loyalty to ruling prince Ning Yi.
Netflix is set to stream 70-part Chinese drama series The Rise of Phoenixes starting Sept. 14 in over a dozen languages.The costume drama about princes and warriors, set in ancient China, is also now seeing Netflix serve as co-producer with China’s Croton Media.
The series is loosely based on Huang Quan, a novel by Tianxia Guiyuan. It debuted in China on Hunan TV and Taiwan on iQiyi on Aug. 14, with Netflix rolling it out in the rest of the world. It is starting with the first 15 episodes and will then launch new episodes every Friday.
The show stars Chinese film and television leading man Chen Kun in his first television role in a decade, along with The Flowers of War actress Ni Ni, who makes her television debut in the series in a cross-dressing role. Wong Kar-Wai’s longtime collaborator William Chang was the series’ artistic director and costume designer.
“We’re excited to offer a top-quality title like The Rise of Phoenixes to our members around the world. We look forward to growing our Mandarin title catalog with more stories that bring to life the intriguing heritage of Chinese culture,” said Rob Roy, Netflix vp of content – Asia.Netflix has signed deals for more than 200 hours of Chinese television series since 2016 for streaming outside of China.