The Legend of Mi Yue (羋月傳, Mǐ Yuè Zhuàn) is a 2015 Chinese series starring Sun Li, Liu Tao, Alex Fong, Huang Xuan, Gao Yun Xiang and Ma Su. It's based on the novel of the same name by Jiang Sheng Nan, which in turn is very loosely based on a true story.
During the Warring States period, Mi Yue is sent to marry the King of Qin. After her husband's death Mi Yue enlists the help of the Yiqu army to put her son on the throne.
The series can be watched on YouTube with English subtitles.
Contains examples of:
- Historical Domain Character: Almost every named character is based on a real person, most notably Mi Yue, Ying Si, and Huang Xie.
- Named by the Adaptation: The real Queen Dowager Xuan's name has been lost to history, so the series names her Mi Yue.
- Very Loosely Based on a True Story: Mi Yue existed and she did become the first empress dowager in Chinese history, but almost everything else about the series' version of events is fictional.