Fantasy romance series The Destiny of White Snake comes out today. Yang Zi play a cute white snake spirit practicing to reach enlightenment, but falls in love with deity Ren Jialun before she could.
Yang Zi plays Bai Yaoyao, the titular white snake who hopes to become a deity after a thousand years of cultivation. Ren Jialun plays Xu Xuan / Xu Xian, young master of a medicine valley who meets and falls in love with the snake spirit. In this adaption, Bai Yaoyao will have a more innocent and lively personality, while Xu Xuan will be less naïve and gullible. A more detailed summary of the original folktale can be found here.
Mao Zijun plays Qi Xiao / Fa Hai, who reportedly only becomes a monk at the conclusion of the drama . There will also be a new antagonist in the form of Xu Xuan’s jealous disciple sister, who wreaks havoc on the human world by freeing a mythological dragon from its dungeon.