|A poster of "Nirvana in Fire", or "Lang Ya Bang" in Chinese. [weibo.com]|
A hit Chinese TV drama "Nirvana in Fire", or "Lang Ya Bang" in Chinese, is enjoying popularity both at home and abroad.
Based on author Hai Yan's popular Internet novel with the same name, "Lang Ya Bang" tells a tale of revenge and political struggles among the princes of an ancient Chinese kingdom.
After charming domestic fans with its captivating plot, the series was later broadcast in USA, South Korea and other countries in south Asia and Africa.
Starring actor of the series, Wang Kai, indicates besides the fascinating plot, the drama's popularity may have also resulted from its historic aspect.
"We had classes in historical manners and etiquettes. The teacher taught every actor, one by one, how to behave in the drama. And we tried our best to act just like people at that time."
In addition to the global popularity, "Lang Ya Bang" is also gaining fan's support in Taiwan, making a latest example of cross-Strait TV success.
Since the first of the 54 episodes was aired on November 3rd, it has consistently had one of the top three primetime audience ratings in Taiwan.
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