Fantasy drama Douluo Continent 斗罗大陆 is based on the novel of the same name by Tangjia Sanshao, and stars idol-turned-actors Xiao Zhan (The Untamed) and Wu Xuanyi (Rocket Girls) in the lead roles.
The smart and reliable Tang San (Xiao Zhan) has always dreamed of being a powerful cultivator, and is sent to Nuoding Academy at the age of six to become Yu Xiaogang’s disciple. While there, he becomes good friends with the orphan Xiaowu (Wu Xuanyi), and the two are accepted into the Shrek Academy along with five other students. Together, they become known as the Seven Freaks of Shrek Academy.
Tang San discovers that Bibi Dong, Supreme Leader of the Martial Spirit Hall, was responsible for his mother’s death, and is also planning a rebellion to wipe out the orthodox sects. Tang San must now rally all the sects to defeat their greatest adversary.
Screenwriter Wang Juan (Joy of Life) has signed with production company New Classics Media, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up writing most of their period shows. The 40 episode drama is directed by Yang Zhenyu and will stream on Tencent next year.
Joy of life screen writer was fantastic. He will be the one making them famous bec his writing is refreshing and humorous
the webnovel was a big hit. i am curious if script will improve on romance( female characters are pretty much decorations to help male characters ) and will keep the rebirth/knowledge from past life for Tang San. it is very important but censors have set many limits both on print and screen media. the crack down caused Qidian to disappear of several hundred thousand webnovels, mostly xianxia but some other stuff too. ” btw Fighter of Destiny ” was both horrible adaptation of webnovel and awful TV. i am not fan of way over the top OP MC but the MC , side kicks and bad guys were tolerable in the webnovel. just hope the pretty faces can also act.
Looking at the poster I’m wondering if the team who worked on Luhan’s Fighter of the Destiny is also working on this drama cuz Xiao Zhan’s hair resembles Luhan in that drama…
Lost me at Shrek Academy but got me back at Wang Juan… I’m not super sold on idol-turned-actors… but i haven’t watched the Untamed. This will be on the backburner maybe if the reviews are good…
Def recommend watching the untamed!!! I’ve watched it 10x and counting. I didn’t think I would like it but I ended up LOVING it. Everyone I’ve recommended it (colleagues, best friend, even my mom!) to has fallen in love with it as well.