English Title: Curse of the Royal Harem
Cantonese Title: 萬凰之王 (maan wong ji wong)
Cast: Myolie Wu 胡杏兒 (飾孝慎皇后/佟佳沅宛), Jessica Hsuan 宣萱 (飾全妃/鈕祜祿伊蘭), Sunny Chan 陳錦鴻 (飾道光皇帝/愛新覺羅旻寧), Joel Chan 陳山聰 (飾瑞親王/愛新覺羅綿忻), Nancy Wu 胡定欣 (飾彩藍/博爾濟吉特靜瑜), Sire Ma 馬賽 (飾郭佳樂欣), Gigi Wong 黃淑儀 (飾恭慈皇太后/鈕鈷祿扎拉芬), 張國強 (飾衛福安), 劉家輝 (飾佟佳舒明阿), Elena Kong 江美儀
Airing date: 31 October 2011 (Airring after ‘Super Snoops’)
Executive Producer: Chong Wai Kin
Scriptwriter: Lee Yee Wah, Choi Shuk Yin
While Emperor TO KWONG, MAN NING (Sunny Chan) is about to crown YUN YUEN (Myolie Wu) as Empress HAU SUN, Empress Dowager CHAT LAI FUN (Gigi Wong) is forcing NIOHURU YEE LAN (Jessica Hester Hsuan) to commit suicide for the late eldest prince.
To rescue his sister-in-law, Emperor TO KWONG puts the coronation ceremony on hold and even takes LAN as his concubine, sparking off a series of wrangles and power struggles inside the royal harem. Caught up in all of this, Emperor TO KWONG is utterly exhausted, and becomes even more so when the affair between YUEN and Prince SHUI (Joel Chan) begins to surface. Through years of oppression, LAN has turned from a simple kind-hearted girl into a sophisticated vicious woman. Refusing to be a victim of fate, she follows the evil path and is now crafty enough to play tug-of-war with anyone in power…
There have been a lot of hype about this series being Myolie’s breakthrough role XD I’m really looking forward to this anniversary series/grand production! Based on the trailers,seems like there will be lots of drama. I’m also looking forward to seeing Jessica’s performance- it’s been awhile since I’ve seen her. Looking forward to the 2hour episode debut on Monday!