The Destiny of White Snake 天乩之白蛇传说 premiered July 9, 2018 but was abruptly taken off air last July 23, 2018 mid-broadcast. The show starring Yang Zi (Heavy Sweetness Ash-like Frost) and Ren Jialun (Glory of Tang Dynasty) had accumulated over 1 billion views in less than two weeks into airing, but it has yet to resume broadcast which has impatient fans frustrated.
iQiYi released a statement saying that they needed to modify the content of the drama. Rumor has it that the drama was flagged for offending Buddhism due to the love line between the monk and the green snake, played by Li Man (Autumn Cicadas) and Mao Zijun (Hao Lan Zhuan).
Guardian 镇魂 has completed its broadcast but viewers are now unable to access the drama because it was blocked by Youku early this month. Youku has yet to confirm the actual reason behind the restricted access but there’s speculation that it was blocked for promoting superstition and violence.
What’s your opinion? What do you think the real reason is? It has made me curious about the dramas now so I hope they would resume access soon.