What can I say – Youku loves Priest. After the online popularity of Guardian and Word of Honor, the streaming platform will be adapting two more of the author’s novels.
Crime drama Light the Darkness 深渊 is an adaption of Priest’s Silent Reading and stars Zhang Xincheng as Fei Du, a nouveau riche with low morals who is found to be involved with the serial murder cases in the most unexpected ways. Fu Xinbo costars as police inspector Luo Wenzhou, while Chen Zhuoxuan plays detective Lang Qiao. The 35 episode crime thriller comes from the producer of The Untamed, and began filming a few days ago.
Fantasy drama Guardians of the Lands 山河表里 stars Chen Xingxu as Chu Huan, a former agent who falls off a cliff after assassinating powerful drug lord “Ghost”. He stumbles into a mysterious town, and discovers that there’s more to it than meets the eye. New actor Chen Muchi (set to star in fantasy trilogy Fengshen) plays his good friend Nanshan.
The 30 episode drama is directed by Ju Jueliang (Ice Fantasy, General and I), written by Ma Jia (part of Ashes of Love, Skate into Love) and began filming a couple of weeks ago.