They’re back! The intrepid treasure hunting trio of Hu Bayi, Shirley and Wang Pangzi returns with yet another action packed adventure in the tombs of Shaanxi. If you’ve missed them, it won’t be such a long wait now as the latest addition to the popular Candle in the Tomb franchise airs in a few days time.
Adapted from Zhang Muye’s best selling novel Ghost Blows Out the Light, the series’ fourth installment is entitled Candle in the Tomb: The Lost Caverns 鬼吹灯之龙岭迷窟 and will be 18 episodes long. Casting wise, I was a bit surprised when the production decided to recast Pan Yueming as Hu Bayi but I guess they weren’t all too concerned about encountering any disconnect from him playing Chen Yulou in the previous Candle in the Tomb: The Wrath of Time and then suddenly reappearing in the new one as Hu Bayi. Meanwhile, actress Zhang Yuqi will be playing Shirley Yang, Jiang Chao as Wang Pangzi, and Vengo Gao Weiguang returning as Zhe Gushao.
The Lost Caverns finds Hu Bayi, Shirley and Pangzi exploring the ancient tombs of Longling in Shaanxi province. While trying to escape a trap set out for them, Hu Bayi, Pangzi and Dajinya accidentally fell into the lost caverns of Longling where they learn of Zhe Gushao’s heroic quests. Will the adventurous explorers be able to outmaneuver the collection of villagers, treasure hunters, scary giant spiders and the booby traps set in the underground palace?
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Release Date: April 1, 2020 Tencent (three episodes every Wednesday at 8pm), VIP can watch a week’s episodes in advance