Secret of the Three Kingdoms
Native title: 三国机密之潜龙在渊
English title: Secret of the Three Kingdoms
The story revolves around the secrets during the Three Kingdoms era, focusing on the intense rivalry between the Imperial Han and Cao Cao rather than the more famous events in history as we know it.
Liu Xie (Ma Tian Yu, Ice Fantasy) is the emperor of the Han Dynasty. In spite of his status as ruler, the principled but weak Liu Xie is just a puppet. The real power belongs to the powerful warlord Cao Cao (Tse Kwan Ho, Stay With Me). Along with Empress Fu Shou (Regina Wan, Tribes and Empires: The Storm of Prophecy), Liu Xie watches helplessly as his dynasty falls apart in feudal battles.
Liu Ping (also played by Ma Tian Yu) is Liu Xie’s twin brother. As a child, he was separated from his sibling after a tragedy at the palace. Liu Ping was taken out of the royal household and lived life as a commoner, with no desire for the throne. When Liu Xie realizes that his dynasty is about to fall, the emperor summons his brother to help against Cao Cao and his army of deceptive turncoats.
Sima Yi (Elvis Han, Wu Xin: The Monster Killer) is Liu Ping’s best friend. They have been together since childhood. Unlike Liu Ping, Sima Yi wants the throne. He is ambitious and ruthless and came to the castle ready for a war.
A reluctant twin, an ambitious up-and-comer, and an established warlord struggle with and against each other to gain control of the kingdom. Only one emperor can rule in the end.