I’m not even sure if I want to watch BL drama The Untamed, but I couldn’t say no to posting pictures of pretty people in ancient garb. Xiao Zhan plays a carefree young hero of the Jiang clan who appears 16 years later as the founder of the demonic sect, and controls an army of walking corpses. Wang Yibo (variety show Produce 101) costars as the righteous Lan Wangji, a cultivator of the orthodox sects.
Meng Ziyi as Wen Qing
Xuan Lu as Jiang Yanli
Yu Bin as Wen Ning, the Ghost General and one of the most powerful walking corpses under Wei Wuxian
Liu Haikuan as Lan Xichen
Wang Zhuocheng as Jiang Cheng
Carman Lee as Lan Yi
Zhu Zanjin as Jin Guangyao
Wang Haoxuan as Xue Yang
Feng Cong as Su She
He Peng as Wen Zhao
Cao Yuchen as Jin Zixuan
Yao Shuhao as Jin Zixun
Wang Yifei as Mianmian
Chen Zhuoxuan as Ah Jing
Lu Enjie as Wang Lingjiao
Ji Li as Nie Huaisang
Zheng Fanxing as Lan Sizhui
Qi Peixin as Jin Ling
Little Apple, Wei Wuxian’s mount:
Fairy, Jin Ling’s spiritual dog:
I feel like whomever decided on character/cast clearly misunderstood Jin Zixuan. Our arrogant peacock looks too nice here XD
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Never heard of it before but I’ll maybe check it out, see how much screen time the dog has. Try to work out what a walking corpse is.
Walking corpse is similar to a zombie.
The drama should somewhat follow the novel: when the leads were young, 16-yr break (13-yr in the novel), when the leads were in their 30’s. The dog intermittently shows up when the leads were in their 30’s. Hard to say when the dog shows up, whether it will be a real dog or a bad fake-looking CGI dog. Chinese entertainment industry seems to lack trained animals that can “act” in front of the camera.
Aw. That’s a shame about the dog and the walking corpses. Thanks for letting me know.
Given that they have already cast a dog, I doubt they would CGI him. Plus, CGI dogs is very uncommon in Chinese dramas. If anything, they often get dogs to play other animals (foxes and wolves).
There’s actually a number of pretty successful dramas (the神犬 series and 警犬 series) featuring trained dogs where the humans sometimes play secondary characters to the dogs. If they really wanted to spend the money, they could definitely get the dog and trainers to do it.
Unless there is significant change from the novel regarding the dog, don’t think it has enough scenes for them to spend precious web drama budget money.
They already did spend money on a real dog, though.
If they were going to CGI him it would’ve been cheaper (and less weird for the the viewer ) for them to CGI him the whole way.
The cast and set all look pretty, which has converted many angry/skeptical book fans. However, screenplay adaptation is often the weakest link in a cdrama, as demonstrated by The Guardian.
Yes, totally agreed with you with screenplay adaptation of novels to cdrama. The Guardian was lucky enough to have 2 great male leads that carried the drama to the end, their acting was amazing. I hope these 2 actors does the same. I read the novel (completed), just finished with the audio dramaCD, waiting on the anime and now just want to see the live action.
the anime is pretty god but the last episode could have been done a bit more clearly. But other then that it has good music and good animations. I recommend it.
I agree however I wish they took more care into styling the characters more as the hair styles they are doing on the actors in my opinion doesn’t translate well to the overall personality of the character.
this I mean in relation to elements from the manhua and anime in terms of character not being taken into consideration within the drama