Netflix boards Chinese drama The Rise Of Phoenixes

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Netflix is co-producing Mandarin-language drama series The Rise Of Phoenixes, which it will stream around the word in more than a dozen languages from September 14.

Directed by Shen Yan and Liu Haibo (Chinese Style Relationship), the series stars Chen Kun (Mojin – The Lost Legend), returning to the small screen for the first time in a decade, and Ni Ni (The Thousand Faces Of Dunjia) in her first television role. William Chang (The Grandmaster) is also on board as artistic director and costume designer.

Netflix is co-producing the 70-episode series with China’s Croton Media, K. Pictures, Hao Mai Culture, iQiyi, COL Group and New Film Association.

Loosely based on Tianxia Guiyuan’s novel Huang Quan, the series 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.

“We’re excited to offer a top quality title like The Rise Of Phoenixes to our members around the world. We look forward to growing our Mandarin title catalog with more stories that bring to life the intriguing heritage of Chinese culture,” said Rob Roy, Netflix vice president of content, Asia.