The Destiny of White Snake 天乩之白蛇传说 is a 50-episode Chinese drama that tells a heart-wrenching love story between an immortal and a human. She is Bai Yao Yao, a white snake roaming the mortal realm when she meets Xu Xuan, the master of the medicinal valley. There is a also second couple pairing between Xiao Qing, a green snake whose fate becomes intertwined with a demon catcher named Qi Xiao.
While the story is familiar, it is not a straight up remake of the beloved 90’s classic given that the characters and names are slightly different. Fans of the original need not fret however, because a by the book adaptation is also in the works.
The series is an H&R Century Pictures production starring Yang Zi, Ren Jia Lun, Mao Zi Jun and Li Man. After being disappointed with The Glory of the Tang Dynasty, I’m slightly disillusioned by another with many of the Legend of Chusen cast but I’m still cautiously optimistic since this one is meant to be straight up fantasy, and that’s a genre right up their alley.
Release Date: July 9, 2019 iQiYi
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Source: Official Weibo