“War of Faith” Launches Globally on iQIYI

Courtesy of iQIYI

If you’ve been around here long enough, you’ll know that in early 2020, when everything went into lockdown and I found myself working from home more often than not, I fell down the C-drama rabbit hole thanks to The Untamed. It’s been my goal for several years now to work my way through the entire filmography of stars Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo, which has sadly fallen by the wayside lately as I’ve been focused more on Thai dramas. Bet the best way to pivot back is to watch Wang Yibo’s newest series, War of Faith, which launched globally today on iQIYI.

“War of Faith narrates the story of Shanghai in 1930,” says the synopsis from iQIYI. “Wei Ruolai (starring Wang Yibo), a central bank employee, earns the admiration of senior consultant Shen Tunan (starring Wayne Wang) for his outstanding abilities at work. However, after witnessing the corruption and darkness in the financial sector, he falls into despair. Guided by Shen Jinzhen (starring Li Qin), he finds inner enlightenment and eventually parts ways with Shen Tunan. As arranged by the organization, Wei Ruolai and Shen Jinzhen relocate to Jiangxi and become involved in the war, gradually growing into influential financiers on the frontlines. This drama will take viewers through time and space, allowing them to experience the tumultuous events and character development of that era.”

War of Faith also stars Zhang Tianyang, Gao Lu, Wang Xueqi, and Yang Kun. It is directed by Yao Xiaofeng (Vacation of Love, Mr. Right) and written by Weng Liangping (Da Juezhan, Dark Night and Dawn). It launched with the first eight 45-minute episodes and is streaming exclusively on iQIYI. There will be 38 episodes total.

Honestly, this sounds really interesting. It reminds me of some of Wang’s other projects, such as in Luoyang or Hidden Blade, both of which were fantastic. (He has really made some great choices when it comes to roles.) I can’t wait to check it out!

EDITED 3/26 because I can’t understand a press release. (Corrected number of episodes.)

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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