New series finds drama in unlikely wartime friendship

By Xu Fan ( ) Updated: 2016-09-27 09:27:06
New series finds drama in unlikely wartime friendship

A scene from The Good Fellas. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Award-winning scriptwriter Lan Xiaolong is known for his military TV series.

But in his new work, The Good Fellas, the veteran author is seeking a breakthrough on exploring the complexity of humanity.

The 45-episode series, following an unlikely friendship between a Communist Party intelligence agent and a Kuomintang officer, will run on Beijing Satellite TV starting Sept 26.

Through the conflicts set against a wartime backdrop, the tale explores a number of themes, such as ideal, brief, power, lust and freedom.

Actors Li Chen and Zhang Yi star in the big-budget series, which features some expensive props, such as a full-size Harley motocycle replica.

To provide the best visual effects, the camera crew used some Hollywood-level facilities, to produce scenarios that are as high-quality as those in a digital movie.


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