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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Web Drama: The Untamed


The Untamed China Web Drama
Title: The Untamed
Chinese Title: 陈情令 / Chen Qing Ling
Broadcast Website: Tencent
Broadcast Date: June 27, 2019
Air Time: Monday-Wednesday, 20:00 (2 episodes), 4 more episodes available for members (See Viewing Calendar)
Genre: Fantasy, Xianxia
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 50
Director: Wai-Man Cheng, Chan Ka-Lam
Production Company: Tencent Penguin Pictures, New Style Media
Producer: Fang Fang, Yang Xia, Wang Chu, Liu Mingyi
Origin: China
Source: Adapted from the novel The Founder of Diabolism (魔道祖师) by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Watch Episodes On: Youtube (eng subs)

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story that revolves around Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji, two men who get together to unravel the truths from the past.

Sixteen years ago, the pugilistic world was divided into five - the Lan of Gusu, the Jiang of Yunmeng, the Nie of Qinghe, the Wen of Qishan and the Jin of Lanling. The Wens have consolidated all the power to themselves leaving the four other families to suffer hardships. Among the younger generation, Wei Wu Xian (Xiao Zhan) who is the son of a friend of the Jiangs has a bright personality. He forms a friendship with Lan Wang Ji of Gusu, a man who is the epitome of grace and elegance. They discover a a secret that the Lan Family has been keeping for years and continue the legacy to rid the world of evil.



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Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios.
  • Filming took place in April 2018.
  • It is a loose adaptation of a boys love novel by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu.
  • Instead of a romance, the drama will focus on the brotherhood between the two men.
  • Xiao Zhan is a member of the Chinese boyband X Nine.
  • Translation from the novel, "Wei WuXian roamed the world in his wanton ways, hated by millions for the chaos he created. In the end, he was backstabbed by his dearest shidi and killed by powerful clans that combined to overpower him. He incarnates into the body of a lunatic who was abandoned by his clan and is later, unwillingly, taken away by a famous cultivator among the sects—Lan WangJi, his archenemy. From the mutual flirtation along the way, Wei WuXian slowly realizes that Lan WangJi, a seemingly haughty and indifferent poker-face, holds more feelings for Wei WuXian than he is letting on…" (Source: NovelUpdates)
  • On June 27, 2019, the drama made a suprised announcement that it would premiere that day.
  • On June 30, it announced changes in air schedule. Starting July 1, 2019, it will air from Monday to Wednesday.
  • Aside from the live action, the novel was also previously adapted into a popular donghua (animated series), manhua and audio drama.
  • Carman Lee makes a cameo in the drama.
  • Before filming, the cast trained for 15 days to learn action choreography.
  • There were rumors that the producers had planned to change the story from a BL into a BG relationship. Fans expressed their discontent while the drama was still filming which many speculate to be reason why the producers changed their minds about having a female love interest. Actress Meng Ziyi who played the female lead Wen Qing received a lot of hate as a result. Midway through the drama, she took to Weibo to explain that there was never a romance plot in the script she got.


Cast
The Untamed Xiao Zhan Xiao Zhan as Wei Wuxian
The Untamed Wang Yibo Wang Yibo as Lan Wangji
The Untamed Zoey Meng Ziyi Zoey Meng Ziyi as Wen Qing
The Untamed Xuan Lu Xuan Lu as Jiang Yanli
The Untamed Wang Zhuocheng Wang Zhuocheng as Jiang Cheng
The Untamed Yu Bin Yu Bin as Wen Ning
The Untamed Liu Haikuan Liu Haikuan as Lan Xichen
The Untamed Carman Lee Yeuk-tung Carman Lee Yeuk-tung as Lan Yi

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4 comments:

  1. I love xiao zhan but no romance :(

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  2. Im waiting for this web drama,,,xiao zhan is the best!!!

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  3. Can't wait to see Yibo as Lan Zhan. ❤️ U Yibo.

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