Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo’s The Untamed releases first batch of stills

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:

Cloud Recesses:

Lotus Pier

Jinlin Tower


15 thoughts on “Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo’s The Untamed releases first batch of stills

  1. I feel like whomever decided on character/cast clearly misunderstood Jin Zixuan. Our arrogant peacock looks too nice here XD

    • 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.

      • 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.

  2. 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

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