Pearl Princess – 还珠格格

Pearl Princess – 还珠格格

Apr. 28, 1998
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Creator

Chiung Yao
Creator

Cast

Zhao Wei isXiaoyanzi
Xiaoyanzi
Alec Su isYong Qi
Yong Qi
Ruby Lin isXia Ziwei
Xia Ziwei
Zhang Tielin isQian Long
Qian Long
Mingqi Li isRong Momo
Rong Momo
Zhou Jie isFu Erkang
Fu Erkang
Ying Chen isLiu Hong
Liu Hong

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Synopsis

Princess Pearl, also known in Singapore and the Philippines as My Fair Princess, is a Chinese-language television series adapted from Chiung Yao’s novel series of the same title. Produced by Taiwan Pleasant Communications Limited Company and Hunan TV, the series centers around the legend of Princess Huanzhu during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty. Although some characters, the plot premise, and certain sections of the story are based on historical events and figures, considerable artistic license was employed. Fans may often abbreviate the series’ pinyin name of Huánzhū Gégé into “HZGG”.

The series was split into three seasons. The first season was produced in 1997 and broadcast in 1998. The second was broadcast in 1999, and the third in 2003.

Princess Pearl enjoyed the highest viewership of any television drama in Chinese history. Seasons 1 and 2 received up to 54% and 65% of audience shares respectively during broadcast, and became the television series with the most reruns broadcast from the 1990s to today. Princess Pearl went on to receive similar phenomenal popularity in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand. However, Season 3 suffered backlash in popularity, partly because most of the original cast had been replaced by different actors and actresses. The majority of the cast decided not to renew their contracts and left the series, which led to a major recasting of characters for the third season. The third season flopped in terms of ratings.

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Original title 還珠格格
First air date Apr. 28, 1998
Last air date Jun. 25, 1999
Seasons 2
Episodes 72
Status Ended

Seasons and episodes

1 Season 1 Apr. 28, 1998
2 Season 2 Apr. 21, 1999

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