Novoland: Eagle Flag

Novoland: Eagle Flag (Chinese: 九州·缥缈录; pinyin: Jiǔzhōu · Piǎomiǎo Lù) is an 2019 Chinese television series based on the novel of the same name by Jiang Nan, set in the fictional universe of Novoland.[2][3] It airs on Zhejiang TV and online platforms Tencent and Youku from July 16, 2019.[4][5][6]

Novoland: Eagle Flag
Novoland Eagle Flag 2019 drama poster.jpg
GenreFantasy
Historical fiction
Adventure
Based onNovoland: Eagle Flag by Jiang Nan
Written byJiang Nan
Chang Jiang
Directed byZhang Xiaobo
StarringLiu Haoran
Song Zu'er
Chen Ruoxuan
ComposerPeter Kam
Country of originChina
Original languageMandarin
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes56
Production
Executive producerZhang Weiwei[1]
Production locationsXiangyang
Xinjiang
Beijing
Running time45 mins
Production companiesLinmon Pictures
Linglong Media
Da Shenquan
Budget500 million CNY
Release
Original networkZhejiang TV
Tencent
Youku
Original releaseJuly 16, 2019 (2019-07-16)

SynopsisEdit

The series follows the rise of three young would-be heroes and their struggle against an evil warlord and swelling dark forces.

Lü Guichen is the Crown Prince of the nomadic Qingyang tribe, and is sent to Hetang Kingdom in Eastern Continent as hostage. He meets Ji Ye, an unfavoured illegitimate son who is training to become a warrior, and Yu Ran, the princess of the Winged tribe. The three become close friends, and the boys’ feelings for Yu Ran soon turn romantic.

At the same time, powerful warlord Ying Wuyi has been maintaining a firm control over the Emperor, giving him unprecedented power over the nobles. Lü Guichen, Ji Ye and Yu Ran decide to join the decisive battle against Ying Wuyi at Shangyang Pass, but unbeknownst to them, an even darker conspiracy is yet to unfold.

CastEdit

MainEdit

  • Liu Haoran[7] as Lü Guichen (Asule Pasu'er)
    • Crown Prince of the Qingyang tribe in the Northern Continent. Descendant of the Pasu'er family, who possesses the Qing Tong bloodline. He was weak and sickly as a child, and overlooked by his family and members of his tribe. Quiet and gentle in nature, he becomes determined to get stronger to protect his loved ones. He later became a warrior of an organization called Tianqi.
  • Song Zu'er[8] as Yu Ran
    • Princess of the Winged Tribe (羽族). She is bright and spirited in nature. Innately bold and curious, she has the quick wit and bravado to match.
  • Chen Ruoxuan[9] as Ji Ye
    • A skilled and fearless warrior, born the illegitimate son of a nobleman. Although harsh beginnings bear in him cold and ruthless tendencies, his hunger to prove himself betrays a childish vulnerability. He later became a warrior of Tianqi.

SupportingEdit

Xiatang kingdomEdit

  • Zhang Jiayi[10] as Baili Jinghong
    • Ruler of Xiatang kingdom. Ambitious and thirsty for power, he intends to use Lu Guichen as his tool in securing his reign.
  • Jiang Shuying[11] as Gong Yuyi
    • Member of the Winged Tribe. Royal advisor of Hetang kingdom. Yu Ran's aunt.
  • Li Guangjie[12] as Xi Yan
    • One of the Four Great Generals of the Eastern Continent (Fox general); a warrior of Tianqu. An incredibly gifted warrior and strategist, he hides his true agenda and thoughts behind a smiling, easygoing facade.
  • Wang Ou[13] as Su Shunqing
    • The adoptive mother of Baili Yin, who died along with him. Becomes a spirit (魅族). An assassin of Tian Luo sect. She has a complex relationship with Xi Yan.
  • Liu Guancheng as Tuoba Shanyue
    • One of the Four Great Generals of the Eastern Continent (Leopard general). He originally came from the Northern Continent.
  • Wei Qianxiang[14] as Baili Ningqing - Head master of the Baili tribe. Bai Lingbo's lover.
  • Wei Peng as Xi Yuan - Xi Yan's nephew. Lü Guichen and Ji Ye's friend.
  • Huang Yi[15] as Baili Yu - Son of Baili Jinghong. Lü Guichen's friend.
  • Liu Qiushi as Baili Yin - Son of Baili Jinghong. He died from pulling the Shangyun Guxi sword
  • Feng Hui as Ji Qianzheng - Ji Ye's father.
  • Fan Jinwei as Ji Changye - Ji Ye's brother.
  • Chen Zhiwei[16] as Leiyun Zhengke - Member of Hetang's Army.

Yin EmpireEdit

  • Xu Qing[11] as Bai Lingbo
    • Grand princess of Yin Empire; aunt of Bai Luyan. Ambitious and vain, she thrives on manipulation and has a great thirst for power to cope with the struggles of aging and losing control.
  • Xuan Yan[17] as Bai Luyan - Emperor of Yin Empire.
  • Chen Haoyu[18] as Bai Zhouyue (Xiao Zhou) - Princess of Yin Empire.
  • Ken Chang as Bai Yi
    • Head of the Four Great Generals of the Eastern Continent (Dragon general). A master of military strategy of Chu Wei kingdom (a vassal kingdom of Yin Empire), who is cold and melancholy.

Li kingdomEdit

  • Zhang Fengyi[10] as Ying Wuyi
    • Ruler of Li kingdom. A powerful warlord who is incredibly accomplished and intelligent. His ambition is to overthrow the Emperor of Yin Empire and unite the Eastern Land.
  • Wu Jiayi[19] as Ying Yu - Princess of Li kingdom. Ying Wuyi's daughter.

Northern ContinentEdit

  • Dong Yong[20] as Lü Song (Guole'er Pasu'er) - Grand Ruler of Northern Land. Chief of Qingyang tribe. Lü Guichen's father.
  • Tobgyal as Mengle Huo'er - Wolf Lord; Chief of Shuobei tribe. Grandfather of Lü Yingyang and Lü Guichen.
  • Li Peilu as Lü Baoyin (Elu Pasu'er) - Prince of Qingyang tribe (Ninth prince). Lü Guichen's uncle.
  • Li Ye as Lü Shouyu (Beimogan Pasu'er) - Lü Guichen's eldest brother.
  • Yang Le[20] as Lü Yingyang (Xuduohan Pasu'er) - Lü Guichen's third brother. A highly ambitious man.
  • Jin Song as Longge Zhenhuang (Boluha Kusa'er)
    • Lü Guichen's foster father. Chief of Zhenyan tribe, which later revolts to fight against Qingyang and then becomes eliminated by Qingyang tribe.
  • Yang Xinming[20] as Da Hesa (Shahan Chaodelaji) - Sage of Qingyang, who is armed with knowledge of the world. Close and trusted friend of the Great Lord.
  • Lu Yanqi[21] as Longge Ning (Suma Kusa'er) - Daughter of Longge Zhenhuang. Lü Guichen's childhood servant and friend. She is born mute.

OthersEdit

  • Zhang Zhijian[10] as Lei Bicheng
    • A mysterious, powerful figure who lingers in the shadows and masterfully orchestrates the destruction and chaos of the Eastern Continent. Member of a denomination called Chenyue.
  • Jiang Tao as Yi Tianzhan, member of the Winged Tribe. Heaven warrior. Ji Ye's teacher.
  • Ji Ta[22] as Bo Minke
  • Jia Haitao[23] as River Folk (河络). A prophet.

ProductionEdit

The series is produced by Linmon Pictures and directed by Zhang Xiaobo (To Be A Better Man). It is co-written by Jiang Nan, the author of the original novel; and Chang Jiang (The Advisors Alliance). Other notable cast members include producer Zhang Weiwei, who was also on the To Be A Better Man team; Yee Chung-man as costume designer; Peter Kam as music composer and Sun Li (Dragon) as art director. Han Lei (Kung Fu Panda), who graduated from the Texas A&M University and worked in Rhythm and Hues Studios and DreamWorks Animation, is in charge of the visual and special effects.[24]

The series began filming at Xiangyang on November 2, 2017.[25][26] The production team relocated to Xinjiang to film starting from February 7, 2018.[27][28] Filming wrapped up on August 7, 2018.[29]

SoundtrackEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicSingersLength
1."Mo Ma (秣马)" (Theme song)Liu ChangTan XuanAyanga5:13
2."Ending theme Zhenqing Zhenmei (真情真美) performed by Sun Nan and Valen Hsu"    

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

  • Highest ratings are marked in red, lowest ratings are marked in blue
Broadcast date[30] Episode Zhejiang TV CSM59 ratings Zhejiang TV CSM35 ratings
Ratings (%) Audience share (%) Rank Ratings (%) Audience share (%) Rank
2019-07-16 1-2 0.72 4.78 2 0.801 4.98 1
2019-07-17 3-4 0.786 5.27 2 0.895 5.863 1
2019-07-18 5-6 1.043 6.91 1 1.158 7.396 1
2019-07-22 7-8 0.742 4.973 2 0.801 5.172 2
2019-07-23 9-10 0.879 5.634 2 0.951 5.828 2
2019-07-24 11-12 0.785 5.081 2 0.843 5.232 2
2019-07-25 13-14 1.057 6.834 1 1.16 7.172 1
2019-07-29 15-16 0.721 4.785 2 0.771 4.918 2
2019-07-30 17-18 0.796 5.245 2 0.883 5.543 2
2019-07-31 19-20 0.913 6.047 2 1.086 6.672 2
2019-08-01 21-22 1.115 7.530 1 1.248 8.033 1
2019-08-05 23-24 0.822 5.528 2 0.872 5.68 2
2019-08-06 25-26 1.015 6.707 2 1.098 6.975 2
2019-08-07 27-28 0.967 7.243 2 1.043 7.476 2
2019-08-08 29-30 1.195 8.337 1 1.299 8.684 1
2019-08-12 31-32 1.001 6.549 2 1.052 6.644 2
2019-08-13 33-34 1.030 6.831 1 1.101 7.048 1
2019-08-14 35-36 1.093 7.133 1 1.226 7.545 1
2019-08-15 37-38 0.938 6.141 1 0.99 6.238 1
2019-08-19 39-40 1.081 7.018 2 1.145 7.141 2
2019-08-20 41-42 1.032 6.789 2 1.108 6.96 2
2019-08-21 43-44 1.213 8.117 1 1.299 8.989 1
2019-08-22 45-46 1.162 8.382 1 1.218 8.393 1
2019-08-26 47-48 0.992 6.981 2 1.083 7.309 2
2019-08-27 49-50 1.055 7.083 2 1.146 7.376 2
2019-08-28 51-52 0.947 6.366 2 1.015 6.569 2
2019-08-29 53-54 0.903 6.272 1 0.981 6.518 1
2019-09-02 55-56 0.873 6.241 2 0.938 6.455 2

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
26th Huading Awards Best Actress (Historical drama) Song Zu'er Won [31]
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Web Series Novoland: Eagle Flag Nominated [32]
Best Actor Liu Haoran Nominated
Chen Ruoxuan Nominated
Best Actress Song Zu'er Nominated
Jiang Shuying Nominated
Wang Ou Nominated
26th Shanghai Television Festival Best Cinematography Li Peng Nominated [33]
Best Art Direction Sun Li Nominated

International broadcastEdit

Country Network(s)/Station(s) Series premiere Title
  China Zhejiang TV July 16, 2019 – September 2, 2019 (Monday to Thursday 21:55-23:20 (two episodes simultaneous)) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
Tencent Video July 16, 2019 – September 2, 2019 (Monday to Thursday 22:00 VIP watch first and watch 6 more episodes, Non-VIP24:00 Synchronous Satellite TV Update) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
Youku July 16, 2019 – September 2, 2019 (Monday to Thursday 22:00 VIP watch first and watch 6 more episodes, Non-VIP24:00 Synchronous Satellite TV Update) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
  Singapore Singtel TV e-Le September 26, 2019 – December 26, 2019 (Monday to Thursday 21:00-22:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
  Taiwan MyVideo July 19, 2019 (Two episodes updated from Friday to Monday at 24:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
LINE TV July 19, 2019 (Two episodes updated from Friday to Monday at 24:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
KKTV July 19, 2019 (Two episodes updated from Friday to Monday at 24:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
LiTV July 19, 2019 (Two episodes updated from Friday to Monday at 24:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
世铨多媒体 July 19, 2019 (Two episodes updated from Friday to Monday at 24:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
Friday July 19, 2019 (Two episodes updated from Friday to Monday at 24:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
CHT MOD August 2, 2019 (Update 8 episodes every Friday, HamiVideo's listing time is the same) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
Eye TV 2019 () 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
  Vietnam HT Pictures July 19, 2019 (Two episodes updated from Friday to Monday at 24:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
  South Korea Chunghwa TV October 2019 () 구주표묘록 (九州缥缈录; lit: )
  Malaysia Astro Quan Jia HD
Video on demand
July 25, 2019 (Two episodes updated every Thursday to Friday) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
Astro Quan Jia HD September 17, 2019 (Monday to Friday 19:00-20:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
  Singapore Singtel TV
Singtel TV e-Le
September 26, 2019 (Monday to Thursday 21:00-22:00) 九州缥缈录 ( ; lit: )
  Cambodia PPCTV 2019 () (Novoland: Eagle Flag; lit: )
  Thailand Channel 9 MCOT HD (30) December 19, 2020 - March 21, 2021 (Every Saturday and Sunday from 14.05 - 16.00) แดนสนธยา: ธงพญาอินทรี ( ; lit: )
  Indonesia RTV June 28, 2022 - present (Every Tuesday to Friday 22.00 - 23.00) (Novoland: Eagle Flag; lit: )

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