Fantasy wuxia drama Sword Dynasty 剑王朝 is based on Wuzui’s novel of the same name, and stars Li Xian (Tientsin Mystic) as Ding Ning, a commoner with great aspirations and Li Yitong (Legend of the Condor Heroes 2016) as Zhangsun Qianxue, the eldest daughter of a powerful aristocrat.
Animated version: Season 1, Season 2
Towards the end of the Warring States period, the Qin Dynasty came out as the clear winner, and all the martial arts cultivators were proud to call themselves Qin citizens. However, one young man from a humble background is determined to kill Qin Shi Huang, the most powerful cultivator of them all.
The 40 episode drama is directed by Ma Huagan (assistant director of Lady and the Liar, Tornado Girl) and supervised by Feng Xiaogang, who broke his personal box office record with the nostalgic coming-of-age film Youth.
I became a fan of Li Xian after watching Tientsin Mystic. Can’t wait for this one!
Sigh… The ugly guy hair on Li Xian. C’mon, production! You guys can do better than that.
Who is the kid in your profile picture? And yes I agree, that is not the best hairstyle to choose for him, he could look a lot more badass with a different hairstyle, more spiky or braided like in Tientsin Mystic!
Yes, they should’ve consulted with the stylist for Tientsin Mystic. My profile pic is Bian Cheng, who portrayed the teenage monk in Faithful to Buddha, Faithful to You.
Li Xian is very busy these days! He’s also the ‘face’ of a new campaign to encourage Chinese travelers to come to Melbourne Australia: https://youtu.be/3gSQ03lEdq8