Netflix has announced that it is to show Mandarin series “The Rise of Phoenixes” in over a dozen languages around the globe from September 14th. The 70-episode series features iconic names in the Mandarin movie industry including Shen Yan and Liu Haibo (Chinese Style Relationship) as directors, William Chang (The Grandmaster, In the Mood for Love, Ashes of Time) as artistic director and costume designer, as well as Chen Kun and Ni Ni as the leading cast.
“The Rise of Phoenixes” 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.
The first 15 episodes will arrive on Netflix on September 14th with new episodes added every Friday.