Netflix will stream new Mandarin series “The Rise of Phoenixes” in over a dozen languages to members around the world beginning on Friday, September 14. The series features Mandarin performers Shen Yan and Liu Haibo (“Chinese Style Relationship”) as directors, William Chang (“The Grandmaster”) as artistic director and costume designer, as well as Chen Kun and Ni Ni as the leading cast.
The logline: “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.