1949, New Year’s Eve. Just when Qiao Zhi Cai (Chen Kun) is about to carry out his plan to break out of prison, he suddenly gets released. Carrying a leather suitcase, he sets off to find the one who framed him back then. At the train station, he bumps into Huang Li Wen (Wan Qian), who is in mourning over her deceased husband. The two mistakenly take each others suitcase, but in Li Wen’s suitcase is an important transmitter that needs to be brought to an underground organization of the communist party. Later, they end up meeting again and fight together for the country and their party, falling in love with each other along the way. This is Chen Kun’s comeback drama after being absent from the TV for nine years. The team behind this drama equally took nine years to prepare the drama.
Secret of the Three Kingdoms focuses on the power struggle between Emperor Xian of the Han Dynasty (Ma Tian Yu) and powerful warlord Cao Cao (Tse Kwan Ho). The story begins with the birth of Consort Wang’s twin sons Liu Xie (Emperor Xian) and Liu Ping, both played by Ma Tianyu. To protect her children from the scheming Empress He, Consort Wang raises Liu Xie in the palace, and orders a trusted servant to secretly take Liu Ping out of the palace. Eighteen years later, the weak-willed and sickly Liu Xie orders his brother back to the Capital, and Liu Ping is tasked with replacing Liu Xie as Emperor and saving the Han Dynasty. Cao Cao’s cunning advisor Guo Jia (Sunny Wang) begins to suspect Liu Ping’s true identity, though with the help of Sima Yi (Elvis Han) and Empress Fu Shou (Wan Qian), Liu Ping manages to hold his ground against the ambitious Cao family.