With anticipation building for the much hyped Immortality and another one just announced today adapted from famed web author Priest’s novel Tian Ya Ke no less, 2021 sure is shaping up to be quite a year for BL if studios continue along transforming stories from the genre and turning them into great productions.
TV land’s latest drama adaption features author Priest’s Tian Ya Ke 天涯客 or A Tale of the Wanderers, about Zhou Zishu, a former leader of the imperial “secret spy service” who leaves it all behind for an ordinary life and Wen Kexing, the lord and master of an evil cult. When Zishu wanders into Wen Kexing’s sphere, a clash between two martial arts masters ensues!
A Tale of the Wanderers will star Legend of Yun Xi’s Zhang Zhehan as Zhou Zishu and actor Simon Gong Jun from the romantic youth drama The Love Equations as Wen Kexing. Now if you don’t know who Priest is, she’s essentially the author that brought us Legend of Fei, but mostly she’s known for having written a slew of stories in the BL genre like Guardian 镇魂 which got its own live-action adaptation starring Zhu Yilong and Bai Yu in 2018.
And because many of you will surely be curious about the visuals for Tian Ya Ke ‘s drama adaptation, here’s a peek at the production’s booting ceremony which was also held today. Also amongst the cast is actress Zhou Yeas well as Ma Wenyuan, Guo Jiahao, Huang Youming, Sun Xilun and Zhao Qian.
The amount of BL adapted dramas are increasing now since the success of The Untamed and Guardian lol.
Ok I'm in!!!! Off to real the novel and so excited!!!! Love ZZH in LOYX. The ML is adorable, they look like a good match. The plot sounds promising too.
Hope that they stay true to the novel without the BL stuff due to Chinese censorship like The Untamed.