Oops! Yang Zi did it again! Watching the freshly dropped trailer to her upcoming xianxia series with Cheng Yi, it seems Cheng Yi’s Ying Yuan (Tang Zhou) also didn’t escape the fate of the actress’ on-screen lovers because he too appears to have gotten stabbed in their drama Immortal Samsara 沉香如屑, also known as the novel adaptation of Agarwood Like Crumbs! At least this time .. the stabbing was from the front?
Such a clever clever way to get everyone intrigued don’t you think? Because let’s face it, who can really forget that emotion laden scene where she stabbed Deng Lun’s Xu Feng from behind in Ashes of Love? *cry* Why, even Yang Zi laughingly commented about it when she shared the drama’s trailer on social media. “I didn’t expect that even Yan Dan (her character) who dared to love and hate, also didn’t manage to escape “stabbing her husband”.
Immortal Samsara Synopsis
The story is based on author Su Mo’s novel of the same name. However, people have been saying that the drama adaptation might be a wee bit different from the book. After all, the book’s second lead Tang Zhou becomes the male lead in the drama .
Yang Zi’s character Yan Dan is a lotus fairy descended from an ancient tribe whose entire being appears to be a precious asset of ancient medicine. She and her twin sister Zhixi were cultivated into human form at the Queen Mother’s Feast a hundred years ago. Meanwhile, Cheng Yi’s Tang Zhou who’s now a demon hunter makes her acquaintance whilst on his way down the mountain. As they fight against evil, Tang Zhou and Yan Dan accidentally recover their lost memories. They finally remember that theirs was a love that was predestined but whose tribulations they failed. He was once the god of war who protected the common people, and that she, a fairy goddess who could heal pain.
Yet Another Xianxia
When rumours first started circulating that the actress was starring in yet another xianxia, fans were up in arms against her management company H&R Century Pictures because they worried about the direction her career was taking. Taking on another xianxia won’t exactly allow her to stretch her wings and challenge her versatility as an actress they said. Things seem to have quieted down on that front though, especially after speculation has everyone worried about The Golden Hairpin not seeing the light of day with the recent Kris Wu debacle.
Immortal Samsara marks Yang Zi’s return to the genre after the 2018 hit drama Ashes of Love. Likewise, it’s the same for Cheng Yi who rose to fame last year through Love and Redemption. Now that the drama has teased us with visuals from its brand new trailer and posters, what do you guys think?
It also stars Zhang Rui as Yu Mo who was the main protagonist in the novel. Meng Ziyi, Zhu Yongteng, Fu Fangjun, Xu Kaining, Li Xinze and Han Chengyu also star.
Note: An update has been made to the article to reflect the official English title.
The trailer gives me love and redemption vibes
I watched the trailer and it gave me serious Love And Redemption vibes. They couldn’t even change Cheng Yi or Yang Zi’s costume. And though I loved Love And Redemption to pieces and watched it like 24 times, I confess I’m not looking for a drama so similar in type. I might just skip this one.
I am excited for this. I love xianxia dramas and like both actors overall. They definitely look nice in ancient costumes. Cheng Yi’s hair reminds me of Si Feng. Lol! Looks like he’ll be spitting up blood for his love again.
I’m glad that people could find anything about that scene funny bcos it wasn’t for me. I wish Xianxia romance dramas could explore more angles. It’s sad that the fantasy genre is not seeing much creativity in China. Aside from TMOPB, AOL & LAR, I haven’t started and finished anything else coz it’s much too similar.
It looks the same as AOL and LAR =/
No wonder YZ fans were complaining when the drama was announced. Chengyi is back with his blood spitting…well at least the cast is pretty
I heard that this drama will be interesting storyline.so I am waiting for this drama.their visuals mind-blowing.i think some anti fans come here to give negetive review for this drama.even this drama not completed yet.how can they give such reviews just because one or two scenes r similar from his previous drama.cheng yi is very good actor in China.atleast he is much better actor than Xiao Zhan n some other Chinese actors.china didn’t respect their good actors.this is really unfortunate.china always go for the idols not actors.
Ur right like how they criticised zhou dong yu in ancient love poetry
Urgh why is it always a peerless beauty and a god of war….
I never get tired of these types of xianxia lmao. I know a lot of them share tropes and settings but they always manage to suck me in anyway. I’m excited to watch this.
The trailer looks very interesting. I can not wait to see it. It looks better than Ash of love.
Both are great actors with a great acting skills, this is really a good pairing… i am looking forward on this drama, it’s gonna be aired next year 2022 right?
We always Love Cheng Yi, waiting for All your dramas/movies.❤❤❤