Also known as
'Wu Zetian Mishi'
First episode date
5 November 2011
Number of episodes
She Wo Qi Shei (舍我其谁)
Zhao RuiyongWang BiaoZhou SuLuo Ye
Cheng FengCo-directors:Wang XiangweiZhang BinDeng WentingXu XiaolongZhang Hui
Ouyang ChanglinZhao RuiyongZhang HualiLiu XiangqunLiu Yuping
Yin TaoLiu XiaoqingSiqin GaowaYu ShaoqunWinston ChaoTang GuoqiangXu HuangliZheng ShuangGillian ChungQin HailuJiang LinjingLiu PeiqiGuo QimingLei Lei
The Empress of China, Wu Zetian (1995 TV series), Lady Wu: The First Empress
Secret History of Empress Wu, also known as Wu Zetian Mishi, is a Chinese television series based on the life of Wu Zetian, the only woman in Chinese history to assume the title of Empress Regnant. The series was directed by Cheng Feng and starred three actresses — Yin Tao, Liu Xiaoqing and Siqin Gaowa — as Wu Zetian, each playing the empress at a different stage of her life. It was first broadcast in mainland China on Hunan Satellite TV on 5 November 2011.
The series was co-produced by Hunan Broadcasting System, Hunan Satellite TV, and Zhejiang Changcheng Film and Television Media Group, with a budget of 60,000,000 yuan. Shooting started on 18 February 2011 and ended on 6 May in the same year. Filming locations include Wuxi and Hengdian World Studios.