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.