The Longest Day in Chang'an

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The Longest Day in Chang'an
Traditional長安十二時辰
Simplified长安十二时辰
MandarinCháng'ān Shīèr Shíchén
GenreHistorical suspense drama
Based onThe Longest Day in Chang'an by Ma Boyong
Written byPaw Studio
Directed byCao Dun
StarringLei Jiayin
Jackson Yee
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes48
Production
Executive producer(s)Liang Chao
Production location(s)Xiangshan Film and Television Town, Xiangyang
Production company(s)Youku
Beijing Weying Technology Co.,Ltd
Liu Bai Entertainment
Yuyue Film Co.,Ltd
Release
Original networkYouku
First shown inChina
Original releaseJune 27, 2019 (2019-06-27) –
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The Longest Day in Chang'an (Chinese: 长安十二时辰) is a 2019 Chinese historical suspense drama directed by Cao Dun and written by Paw Studio. The series stars Lei Jiayin and Jackson Yee.[1][2] It is based on the novel of the same name by Ma Boyong. The Longest Day in Chang'an is produced jointly by Youku, Beijing Weying Technology Co.,Ltd, Liu Bai Entertainment and Yuyue Film Co.,Ltd. The series follows the characters Zhang Xiaojing and Li Bi, and their efforts to foil a terrorist attack on Chang'an, the capital of the Tang dynasty (618–907). It began airing in China on Youku from June 27, 2019.[3][4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Supporting[edit]

  • Zhou Yiwei as Long Bo
  • Peng Guanying as Qin Zheng
  • Wu Xiaoliang as Cao Poyan
  • Han Tongsheng as He Zhizhang
  • Cai Lu as Cui Qi
  • Lu Fangsheng as Yao Runeng
  • Yu Ailei as Yuan Zai
  • Djimon Hounsou as Master Ge
  • Zhao Wei as Xu Bin
  • Song Yunhao as Cheng Shen (based on Cen Shen)
  • Feng Jiayi as Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
  • Reyizha Alimjan as Tan Qi
  • Xu Lu as Yang Yuhuan
  • Wang Herun as Wen Ran
  • Ai Ru as Wang Runxiu
  • Gao Ye as Li Xiangxiang
  • Li Yuan as Yu Chang
  • Wang Sisi as Ding Tong'er
  • Qu Shanshan as Xu Hezi
  • Zhou Lula as Li Yu
  • Sukhee Ariunbyamba as Mage'er
  • Yin Zhusheng as Lin Jiulang (based on Li Linfu)
  • Yang Yi as Wen Wuji
  • Ge Zhao'en as Prince Yong

Soundtrack[edit]

Production[edit]

Before shooting, Cao Dun and the screenplay writers read the original novel three times.

The crew spent 7 months building the street scenery of Chang'an city.

In order to design the costume of Taoist priest Li Bi, the crew went to consult the Chinese Taoist Association.[5]

Shooting began on November 11, 2017 and ended on June 15, 2018.[6][7]

Broadcast[edit]

The series aired on Chinese online video platform Youku on June 27, 2019. As of July 1, 2019, it got released in other Asian countries, such as Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. It was released in North America through video streaming website including Viki, Amazon and YouTube.[8][9][4]

Reception[edit]

The series has earned high praises. Douban, a major Chinese media rating site, gave the drama 8.6 out of 10.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominee Results Ref.
The Third Internet Film Festival Best Web Series The Longest Day in Chang'an Won [10]
Best Actor Lei Jiayin
Best Producer Liang Chao

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gabriel Li (5 July 2019). "Youku's TV Series The Longest Day in Chang'an Unveils the Most Flourishing Times in Chinese History". pandaily. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  2. ^ 雷佳音易烊千玺演绎马伯庸经典 《长安十二时辰》亮相优酷秋集. dzwww.com (in Chinese). 2017-10-20.
  3. ^ "Chinese Drama The Longest Day in Chang'an Receives High Praises". jaynestars. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "The Longest Day in Chang'an: Chinese web-drama depicts Tang Dynasty in detail". xinhuanet. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  5. ^ 被48万人吹捧的《长安十二时辰》,差点意思. 163.com (in Chinese). 2019-07-12.
  6. ^ 《长安十二时辰》开机 悬念迭出开解迷局. 163.com (in Chinese). 2017-11-13.
  7. ^ 《长安十二时辰》杀青 曹友俊披露拍摄细节. 163.com (in Chinese). 2018-06-27.
  8. ^ "What makes 'The Longest Day in Chang'an' this summer's standout TV show?". cgtn. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 17 July 2019.
  9. ^ 《长安十二时辰》在国外火了!网友:台词看得懂吗?. huanqiu.com (in Chinese). 2019-07-16.
  10. ^ "第三届网影盛典盛大落幕,金牡丹奖各奖项逐一揭晓". Sohu (in Chinese). August 25, 2019.

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