Chen Yao cross-gender casted for Wuxin: The Monster Killer 2

Yue Qishan is back, this time once more in a male body.

Born a male Taoist practitioner but appearing in season 1 in the form a 16-year-old girl whose body he took over,  Chen Yao’s Yue Qishan is one of the most interesting characters in recent Chinese TV.   This time, he’s  back once more in a male body.

Based on the book of the same name, Wuxin: The Monster Killer 2  无心法师2continues the story of monster hunter Wuxin (Han Dongjun)  and evil spirit Yue Qishan as they wake up  20 years later, in Republican Era Shanghai.  Female lead Jin Chen has been replaced with newcomer Li Landi, but the new ending MV still looks pretty awesome.

WuXin: The Monster Killer II unleashes Yue Qiluo

Remember, ladies. If you really want to get a guy’s attention, first you have to summon a lesion of possessed paper dolls to pester him with.

Wuxin: The Monster Killer II 无心法师II has released clues into the progression of this drama through stills.  Starring Han DongjunChen YaoWang YanlinMike D. AngeloLi Landi, and Wang Yinuo, back with the evil, cackling paper dolls.

More stills below the cut.


WuXin: The Monster Killer II prepares for filming

Mark me unimpressed with some of the costumes at the moment…

Here’s to yet another attempt by Tangren to milk a sequel out of a production through Wuxin: The Monster Killer II 无心法师II following Wuxin: The Monster Killer 无心法师.  I’m holding off on setting up a comprehensive main cast list until this start stabilizing with a good page online but you can probably already spot many comeback actors and actresses already.

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