iQiyi unveils slate of 24 Chinese drama series

Chinese streamer iQiyi International has announced a new slate of Chinese-language drama series, featuring directors such as Feng Xiaogang and stars including Sun Li, Mark Chao, Lawrence Wong and Victoria Song. 

The slate covers several genres including female coming-of-age, urban career, mystery and suspense, romance, historical and epic. Major titles include:

  • Crossroad Bistro – drama about five modern women running a restaurant together, directed by Feng Xiaogang and starring Lan Yingying, Jin Chen, Chuo Ni, Sui Yuan and Wang Luodan. 
  • Ferryman: The Legends Of Nanyang – an overseas version of the Soul Ferry franchise, starring actors from Singapore and Malaysia, including Lawrence Wong, Qi Yu Wu and Kate Kinney.
  • The Ideal City – directed by Liu Jin and starring Sun Li and Mark Chao. Sun Li plays an architect in the male-dominated construction industry.
  • Lover Or Stranger – romantic thriller directed by Huang Tienjen and starring Victoria Song and Ou Hao.
  • Chang’an Memories – romantic historical drama directed by Guo Hu and starring Ren Jialun and Bai Lu. 
  • A Love Never Lost – historical youth drama directed by Wang Wei and starring Li Xian (Go Go Squid!), Jessie Li, Wei Daxun and Zhou You.
  • Who Is The Murderer – suspense thriller directed by Sun Hao and starring Zhao Liying, Xiao Yang and Dong Zijian.

The new slate also includes romantic dramas such as Make A Wish, starring Ren Youlun and Gia Ge, and First Love Again, starring Patrick Shih and Amy Chen. Mystery series also include Danger Zone, starring Vic Chou, Christopher Lee and Sandrine Pinna, which will premiere globally on September 3. 

All 24 series will be available on the iQiyi International app or iq.com, which are available outside mainland China with subtitles in English and several other languages.