"'Concubine Ning' is scheduled for the 15th of the new year. Their aim is to be released before 'The Forensic Concubine'. Whenever two ancient dramas are released around the same time, the one to be released first always holds the advantage. Firstly, viewers always favor whoever comes first. Secondly, when two similar things followeach other, the viewer will easily get bored. Moreover, 'Concubine Ning' has secured a place on the best channel and is due to be broadcast during primetime. This is definitely not beneficial for us."
During a meeting at Hai Rui, an executivein charge of operations began to voice his opinion.
"Bai Yu has always had a good relationship with the public and her image has been well-maintained. Even though she previously had a falling out with us, when we look at the bigger picture, the crew of 'Concubine Ning' has kept everything under control."
"Most importantly, we have yet to reveal our male lead. After the first round of promotions, the anticipation for 'Concubine Ning' has doubled in comparison to us."
"President Mo, 'The Forensic Concubine' hasn't finished filming yet. What should we do? Are we going to vie for a vacation release instead? If that's the case, we will miss out on this year's Fei Tian Awards."
"Who said that we will have a later release date than 'Concubine Ning'?" Mo Ting asked the people in the room. "'Concubine Ning' has indeed secured a place on the best channel during primetime, but they are merely occupying the weekday time slots. What about Saturday and Sunday?"
"Weekends are ruled by variety shows..."
"What about after the variety shows are over?"
"Is President Mo trying to say that we will take the weekend time slot?"
Mo Ting was going to let 'Concubine Ning' promote in whatever way they wanted. After all, he had plenty of explosive information in his hands. If he was to reveal it, 'Concubine Ning' would become nothing. Most importantly, he had evidence that Bai Linlin was cheating with Bai Yu's husband. But the thing was, since Bai Yu was the victim, he couldn't reveal it to the public; he had to deal with it in private. Because, he knew that if he was to reveal it to the public, Bai Yu would end up gaining sympathy.
It was during this decisive stage that something big happened to the crew of 'The Forensic Concubine'.
Due to the weather and the negligence of the production crew, Director Chen Feng ended up getting into an accident during filming and was sent directly to the hospital.
Soon, news of this was leaked and a variety of speculations began to form.
"I heard that Director Chen Feng fell off a cliff and died..."
"I heard that the location where 'The Forensic Concubine' was filmed is cursed. There have already been multiple deaths there."
"Oh no, how unlucky..."
"I also heard that when Director Chen Feng died, his head was separated from his body. How terrifying!"
Regardless of the rumors, one thing was for sure: 'The Forensic Concubine' would need to be suspended and its progress delayed.
Actually, regarding a matter like this, all Hai Rui had to do was step forward and clarify the situation and the truth would be revealed. But, the distressing thing was, Director Chen Feng's legs were currently not very convenient to do so.
"Even God is on my side," Bai Yu sneered after reading the news. "Let's see how long this tattered crew can hold on."
"There's actually no need to be worried, Yu Jie. The ratingswill eventually prove who the real winner is," her assistant comforted.
"In that case, help me keep a close eye on the competition. 'Concubine Ning' is almost due for release, I don't want any accidents to happen," Bai Yu instructed coldly.
As Tangning was aware of the history between Bai Yu and Huangfu Shuo, she decided to tell him that Bai Linlin and Bai Yu's husband were having an affair to help him relieve his anger. But, after Huangfu Shuo finished listening to Tangning, he did not feel as satisfied as he would have before. It wasn't because he didn't hate Bai Yu, it was because he understood one thing: no matter how badly Bai Yu treated him in the past, he had to control himself. He knew that everything Bai Yu owed him would eventually be returned.
Due to the accident on the set of 'The Forensic Concubine', Mo Ting gave the entire crew a break. During this time, Huangfu Shuo came across Bai Yu at a hotel. As he looked at her husband standing beside her, he couldn't help but feel a sense of ridicule.
This was no accident. He had deliberately appeared at this hotel after finding out her whereabouts.
As usual, Bai Yu acted like she owned the world. So, as soon as she spotted Huangfu Shuo, she immediately stood in his path and prevented him from leaving, "I don't think I've introduced you to my husband, have I?"
"I don't think it's necessary. I have become quite familiar with him lately," Huangfu Shuo said with a deeper meaning.
"Since you're familiar with him, then you should know that I'm not someone you should offend," Bai Yu warned beside Huangfu Shuo's ear.
Huangfu Shuo felt Bai Yu was pitiful, but he did not think that she deserved sympathy.
"By the way, I heard that your crew has suspended filming. Poor things. You guys previously struggled to find a male lead, and this time, your director was injured. Your production has had its fair share of difficulties," Bai Yu's gaze contained a sense of joy. For some reason, underneath the neon lighting, she suddenly felt like a stranger, "Did you know that 'Concubine Ning' will be broadcasting after the new year? I hope you can contribute to the viewership ratings..."
"As for when your drama will make an appearance in front of the viewers, I can only wish you the best of luck!"
Huangfu Shuo crossed his arms as he faced Bai Yu's provocation and smiled, "Aren't you tired of putting on a mask in front of people?"
"Who told me to be an actress?"
"Bai Yu, I specifically came here to see what a joke you are. Sooner or later, you are going to discover that you are a stupid b*tch." After speaking, Huangfu Shuo pressed the lift button and disappeared from the couple's sight.
Bai Yu looked in the direction that Huangfu Shuo left and laughed in ridicule, "He's already reached this stage, yet he's trying to put up a front."
But, unfortunately for Bai Yu, Huangfu Shuo wasn't putting up a front. 'The Forensic Concubine' simply hadn't announced their intention.
Although they hadn't completed their filming, it wasn't going to affect their broadcast. It was a weekend drama; there could always be a season one and season two. How was this considered as facing difficulties?
Huangfu Shuo felt like he had a responsibility to tear off Bai Yu's mask in front of the public because it hurt his conscience. But, he was going to wait until after 'The Forensic Concubine' began broadcasting.
As for the affair between her sister and her husband. It would leave a deeper impression if she discovered it herself...
Bai Yu simply felt that Huangfu Shuo and Tangning were the same: they both knew how to put on an act and were disgusting. So, during her next promotional event, she displayed her sympathy towards 'The Forensic Concubine'. She deliberately mentioned another drama as if she was generously sharing her popularity with them.
A little while later, Hai Rui updated the public on Director Chen Feng's condition and clarified all the previous rumors.
Apart from this, they also appeared ready to make a big move.
They were prepared to announce the male lead!
"At this point, it doesn't matter who it is. Didn't they already stop filming?"
"I know right. After so much time has passed, my level of anticipation has already disappeared."
"I've already prepared myself to watch 'Concubine Ning'. As for 'The Forensic Concubine', let's just read the novel instead..."