"Serenade of Peaceful Joy," TV drama set in 11th century China to premiere

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-06 18:33:54|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- "Serenade of Peaceful Joy," a Chinese TV drama about Emperor Renzong of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), has been rescheduled for release on Tuesday, April 7.

Starring popular young actor Wang Kai as Emperor Renzong, whose reign (1022-1063) marked the high point of Song influences and powers, the show will be available on Hunan TV and online streaming platform Tencent Video simultaneously, according to its official Weibo account.

The story follows Emperor Renzong as he struggles between maintaining his ideologies of governing the country and his love for his daughter Princess Huirou.

Many of the most famous literary writers and poets in Chinese history lived or started their creating careers during Emperor Renzong's reign, a period when the culture of the Song Dynasty, especially literature, began to prosper.

Previously promoted with the title "Held in the Lonely Castle," the show is adapted from a hit historical romance novel of the same name by Milan Lady. The book's various editions since 2008 are all highly-rated on review platform Douban, with scores ranging from 8.4 to 9.0 out of 10.

The cast also includes actresses Jiang Shuying, who plays Empress Cao, and Ren Min as Princess Huirou.

The TV drama's release was previously scheduled for Monday.