I have high regard for the classics but even I think that three’s a crowd with the New Legend of White Snake 白蛇传, which is yet another addition to the existing adaptations based on the common folklore of the same name.
I was really looking forward to New Legend of Madam White Snake back in 2016 even with all the secrecy surrounding the cast (it’s been revealed to be Ju Jingyi and Alan Yu). Then I heard even better news that Yang Zi and Ren Jialun were headlining The Destiny of White Snake (the drama’s aired by now).
I have to admit though that my interest started to wane after hearing that there was one more. It also seems to have the least budget of the three. It follows the traditional story about a white snake saved by a simple man, but adds the complications where she must find out which man has affected her destiny. It stars Sun Xiao Xiao (Empress of the Ming), Lu Hong (Under the Power), Zhang Tianyang (Listening Snow Tower) and Wang Yu (Meet In Youth Love in Foods).
Release Date: January 18, 2019 Tencent