“Qin Dynasty Epic” is an ancient historical and political drama directed by Yan Yi, Gu Qiming, Qiang Long and Liu Yongtao, written by Li Meng and Zhang Jian, and starring Zhang Luyi, Duan Yihong, Li Naiwen, Zhu Zhu, Xin Boqing and Wu Junmei.
The drama tells the story of King Ying Zheng of Qin, who, with the help of Lu Buwei, Li Si, Wang Jian, and Meng Tian, overthrows the six kingdoms and unifies the whole country, establishing the first centralized state in Chinese history.
English Title: Qin Dynasty Epic
Chinese Title: 大秦赋
Genre: historical, political
Director: Yan Yi, Gu Qiming, Qiang Long and Liu Yongtao
Writer: Li Meng and Zhang Jian
Broadcasting website: Tencent Video, iQIYI, and Litv.
Broadcasting Period: December 1, 2020
General producer: Jiao Yang, Qi Shuai
Producer: He Xiaoli, Liu Juntao, and Wu Zhuoqian
Product Company: XI’AN QUJIANG CHIN EMPIRE FILM & TV INVESTMENT Co., Ltd., Tencent Penguin PICTURES, XI’AN QUJIANG CULTURAL INDUSTRY INVESTMENT(Group) Co., Ltd.
- Zhang Luyi,
- Duan Yihong
- Li Naiwen
- Zhu Zhu
- Xin Boqing
- Wu Junmei
In the late Warring States period, the state of Qin was the strongest. When King Zhaoxiang and King Xiaowen passed away, there was a dispute about who would be the king in the Qin court. Lv Buwei, a wealthy merchant, plotted to usurp the state by helping Ying Yiren, a son of the king in exile, to get the throne. While Ying Xi, the eldest son of the king, left Xianyang with regret, and the political turmoil is settled.
Qin conquered the six states and gradually unified the whole country, but the war with its arch-rival, Zhao, was a battle with frequent defeats, and the people were suffering a lot and tired. The feud between Qin and Zhao deepened.
After returning to Qin, Prince Ying Zheng, under the guidance of Lv Buwei and his mother Zhao Ji, became a king.
For the sake of her son’s throne, Zhao Ji joined hands with Lu Bu Wei to suppress the forces of the Chu faction led by Hua Yang. And Ying Zheng killed his brother Cheng Jiao to clear the way to the throne.
Ying Zheng used Lv Buwei and the imperial clan Ying Xi to clean up the rebellion. When the turmoil subsided, Ying Zheng expelled his mother Zhao Ji, and deposed the minister Lv Buwei. Thus, Ying Zheng came into power and dominated the state of Qin.