Nirvana in Fire (2015) [Lángyá Bǎng] is a Chinese historical drama based on Hai Yan’s novel of the same name. It was directed by Kong Sheng and Li Xue, and stars Hu Ge, Liu Tao and Wang Kai as Mei Changsu, Princess Nihuang and Prince Jing. It originally aired on Beijing TV and Dragon TV from September 19, 2015 to October 15, 2015. Its sequel, Nirvana in Fire II: The Wind Blows in Chang Lin, began airing in December 2017.
Nirvana in Fire was a recipient of the Outstanding Television Drama Award at the Flying Apsaras Awards, the highest government honor given for outstanding achievement in the television industry. Director Kong Sheng also won the Outstanding Director Award for his work on this series. In 2016, SARFT recognized the series as one of the top 20 most outstanding dramas of the year. It was also nominated for the Magnolia Award for Best Television Series at the 22nd Shanghai Television Festival.
Nirvana in Fire is really the story about a son’s search for his family’s lost honor. It tells the story of Lin Shu, who, under the alias Mei Changsu, enters the capital of Liang to seek justice for a conspiracy that labeled his family as traitors 12 years before.
Nirvana in Fire 2 (2017)
Nirvana in Fire 2 [Wind Blows in Chang Lin] aired on Dragon TV and Beijing TV from December 18, 2017 to February 12, 2018.
Nirvana in Fire 2 tells the stories that take place after the events of the original series, which revolves around the Langya Hall. They destroyed Lin Shu’s family believing that Lin Shu was too weak to do anything about the conspiracy, but in season 2 he proves them wrong.