The Legend of Monkey King 大泼猴 is a 45-episode Chinese TV series based on a novel by Jia Yu Bu Shi Gui 甲鱼不是龟. Due to the prevalence of Monkey King in today’s pop culture, several versions continue to be made into film and I literally had to do a double take upon hearing that another one is in the works.
The new trend seems to have everyone putting a fresh spin to the classic tale of Journey to the West, and this one is no different as it adds time travel into the formula. A young man accidentally travels through time and becomes the Monkey King incarnate. Unwilling to accept his fate, he embarks on a journey that brings him face to face with gods, demons and unexpected romance(s). The cast is led by Raymond Lam (Rule the World), Kenji Wu, Jiang Meng Jie (Sword Master), Jin Akanishi and Eva Cheng Yan Qiu (Boyhood).
Release Date: July 24, 2018 Anhui TV
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2018 c-drama recommendations.
Source: Official Weibo