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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Web Drama: The Eight


The Eight China Web Drama
Title: The Eight
Chinese Title: 民初奇人传 / Min Chu Qi Ren Zhuan / 外八行 / Wai Ba Hang
Broadcast Website: iQIYI
Broadcast Date: June 12, 2020
Air Time: Friday-Sunday 20:00 (2 eps), 6 more eps released for VIP (See Viewing Calendar)
Genre: Action, Republican
Language: Mandarin
Episodes: 34
Director: Yang Shu, Liu Tan
Production Company: iQIYI, YF Pictures
Production Date: 2018
Executive Producer: Dai Ying, Hao Jifeng
Chief Producer: Chen Kaige
Producer: Bian Jiang, Dong Xiaokang, Ma Zhanyou
Origin: China

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Synopsis and Plot Summary

A story that follows university student Hua Minchu. Due to an accident, he becomes involved in the warfare and veiled strife among the various powers in the pugilistic world while engaging in efforts to save the people.

Hua Minchu (Ou Hao) is a young student who loves his country. He has a promise of marriage to Zhong Yao (Wang Zixuan) whom he refers to as an older sister as they grew up together. After graduation, Hua Minchu turns down Zhong Yao's job offer because he intends to forge his own path.

Hua Minchu unexpectedly obtains a scroll of unknown origin which leads to his first encounter with Xishui (Tan Songyun) and many others. Along the way, Hua Minchu discovers that there is more to his true identity. He also comes to admire his acquaintances at the bottom rungs of the ladder who can sacrifice everything for their country.

As the one in charge of the scroll, Hua Minchu becomes the head of the eight. His journey takes him to many places as he grows through his experiences with Xishui by his side. However, the mastermind pulling the strings behind the scenes is gradually revealed. Against all odds, Hua Minchu leads his comrades to crush a conspiracy.



Fun Facts

  • Filming took place in Beijing, Shanghai and many other locations.
  • It is Ou Hao's second time working with director Chen Kaige.
  • Filming began on June 3, 2018 and wrapped in September 2018.
  • To try and become closer to the description of a Miaojiang woman, Tan Songyun wore a lot of bells in her outfit.
  • When filming the trailer, Ou Hao put his own twist when he turned the Ba Xing Zhi Li (八行之礼) into a hip hop street dance.


Cast
The Eight Oho Ou Oho Ou as Hua Minchu
The Eight Seven Tan Songyun Seven Tan Songyun as Gua Daoren
The Eight Wang Zixuan Wang Zixuan as Zhong Yao
The Eight Qin Lan Qin Lan as Jin Xiuniang
The Eight Shih Chieh King Shih Chieh King as Ba Xian
The Eight Cheng Xingyuan Cheng Xingyuan as Qi Ming
The Eight Liu Jianyu Liu Jianyu as Ke Shu
The Eight Gong Wanyi Gong Wanyi as Hua Gu
The Eight Jiang Han Jiang Han as Jue Ye
The Eight Zhang Aoyue Zhang Aoyue as Fang Yuanji

Supporting Cast
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Viewing Calendar
Pay for episodes available starting June 28, finale available for VIP starting July 10

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