Title: Empresses in The Palace Also known as: Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan / Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan TV Station / Studio : China CCTV Production Date: 2011 Episodes: 76 Country: China Language: Mandarin Subtitles: English Genre: Romance/Historical Runtime: 42mins Cast: Sun Li, Chen Jian Bin, Ada Choi, Simon Li & Li Dong Xue
Plot / Synopsis Court drama "Hou Gong Zhen Huan Zhuan" (Legend of Concubine Zhen Huan) unites director, Zeng Xiao Long, with screenwriter, Liu Lian Zi, and will star Sun Li, Chen Jian Bin, Hong Kong TVB rising star Ada Choi, Taiwan Golden Bell Award winner Simon Li and Li Dong Xue. It tells the story of one of Emperor Yongzheng's concubines, Zhen Huan, who's the mother of Prince Hongli (the famous Emperor Qianlong).
Sun Li to play a scheming court concubine this drama, adapted from popular Internet novel of the same name, will tell the story of the heroine, Zhen Huan (Sun Li), who joined the palace harem with her sister. She was selected to be Emperor Yongzheng's (Chen Jian Bin) concubine. When Zhen Huan first enters the palace, she is innocent and gullible, but gradually learnd the hard way to fend for herself when she inadvertently becomes caught up in the schemes between the Empress (Ada Choi) and Concubine Hua (Jiang Xin). Through cunning and deceit, Zhen Huan finally succeeds in becoming Empress. However, she arouses Emperor Yongzheng's suspicion about her loyalty and is forced to poison her true love, 17th Prince. Finally, when Emperor Yongzheng dies and Prince Hong Li ascends the throne, Concubine Zhen Huan becomes Empress Dowager. Though her future seems bright, she lives the rest of her life in sadness and guilt.