Monarch Industry
Original Title: 江山故人
Directed by: Yong Hou
Written by: Zi Meiyu
Country: China
Channel: Zhejiang TV
Genre: Period Drama
Duration: 45 min (per episode)
Episodes: 80
Airing Dates: 2019

Synopsis:
Wang Xuan is an intelligent young lady of the noble Wang clan who is born with the prophecy that “whoever enlists her will be able to rule the world”, and is forced to marry Xiao Qi, a general from a humble background. Initially a political union, it turns into a relationship built upon trust and love as Wang Xuan wholeheartedly supports her husband’s ambitions. Xiao Qi originally viewed his wife as a pawn in the bid for power, but is impressed by her political acumen and begins to treat her as his equal. Forced apart due to the Empress Dowager’s schemes, Wang Xuan and Xiao Qi lead separate armies, eventually defeat the Southern rebels and unify the warring kingdoms, but must come to terms with the fact that the road to the pinnacle of power is bloody and filled with betrayal and deception. Wang Xuan is ultimately forced to choose between her husband’s conquest and the family she holds dear. –Source

Casting

Zhang Ziyi
Wang Xuan

Zhou Yiwei
Xiaoqi

Tony Yang
Zidan

Zuo Xiaoqing
Xie Wanru

Yu Hewei
Wang Lin
Bonus

♦ It’s the first time Ziyi appears in a TV drama.
♦ First announced in 2016, no official announcement were made for the show until the end of 2018. Every details were kept under wraps.