The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

Another exciting casting news! Still happily in love (methinks with you know who), Chen Xiao, along with newly independent, Zheng Shuang, and freshly married, Yan Kuan, have created a scrutiny on Weibos for being the candidates of another novel adaptation. This time it’s The Seven Heroes and Five Gallants written by Shi Yukun. If you know the famous, morally upright, judge Bao Zheng (Bao Gong), chances are you know about the talented men who aided him in his quest to fight corruption.

  • Of course, this wouldn’t be the first adaptations of the novels. There were film versions and side stories about these characters in numerous dramas focused on Bao Gong‘s life. This adaptation aims to speak about the guys’ adventures.
  • If the news ring true, Chen Xiao will be portraying the youngest gallant of the group – Bai Yu Tang. Known for his good looks, Yu Tang is described as arrogant and fiercely stubborn. His nemesis is Bao Gong’s trusted guard , and everyone’s beloved man, Zhan Zhao. haha. Petty jealousy. 😀
  • No news on Yan Kuan’s or Zheng Shuang’s roles yet. But I’m glad to have Chen Xiao back in ancient series. You bootyful thing (please reunite with Li Ying soon…). And I’m doubly excited for Zheng Shuang if she does take on this project. Girl is on a hot streak, no? Getting project offers left and right after the break-up. Although many are sad, I think it might just be the best decision she’s made (he’s a nice guy, don’t mistaken) for herself. From her interview, she seems lost while dating Zhang Han. Living in your GF/BF’s shadow of success ain’t fun. More power to you girl!
  • UPDATES 7/11/14: Our wishes came true! Yan Kuan will be playing Zhan Zhao. HAHA. Zheng Shuang plays the main female character, Ding Yue Hua, the object of their affections, as if we needed the love triangle to spice up this already-fun bromance? But in the original story, she eventually becomes Zhan Zhao’s wife. Heartbreak for the young lad?
  • The production company is Beijing Tianxing Yiyuan Entertainment Co., which has produced only…a…handful of unknown dramas. It is directed by Jia Dai Wu (Tian Xian Pei Hou Zhuan)….Writing the screenplay is Tan Li ( (Sister Jiang) and the producer is Li Dong Ga (į‰đæŪŠäš‰åĪš, Lotus Lantern) Uh….I’m kinda worried…..
  • The Five Gallants is scheduled to have 26 episodes and looks to begin shooting soon this summer.

Source: Weibos // 02 // 03

  1. 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)


    I absolutely LOVE the Bao Gong stories and OMG Bai Yutang and Zhan Zhao are some of my favorite characters! They did good casting Chen Xiao as Bai Yutang cuz he’s young and good-looking 🙂

    I wonder who they’re gonna cast as Zhan Zhao. Will it be Yan Kuan?

    All power to Zheng Shuang too! Definitely no good for any woman to be lost in her BF/husband’s shadow. Glad to here she’s picking herself up nicely after a breakup 😀

    • 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

      ^oops I meant “hear”

  2. 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

    OMG!! i hope they don’t screw the casting up again!!! like for hua qian gu!!

    the five gallants BETTER BE THE FIVE HANDSOME GALLANTS!!! omgomgomgomg!!! so excited for this!!

    lol@Yan Kuan being zhan zhao. that will be hilarious yolo because he’s so serious opposite of yu tang’s crazy pettiness!!! 😀 😀

    please cast zly somewhere in here too!!!

    who are you guys voting to be the other 4 guys? im assuming much much older than the baby of the group, yu tang..

    i wang yuan hong, eddie peng, not sure about the rest, will think about it.

    im also happy for zheng shuang although zhang han seems to still love her a lot which is sweet message about her being his “fairy” awwwwwww

    • 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

      I’ve always had a soft spot for Bai Yutang (favorite character) because he’s so heroic and smart but somewhat devious too. Zhan Zhao is always a fan favorite because he’s such a great hero, and it’s SO MUCH FUN to see him face off with Bai Yutang. Bai Yutang always wants to challenge and win over Zhan Zhao, but alas, hehehe 😀

      I’d LOL if they cast Yan Kuan as Zhan Zhao because Yan Kuan has the serious face down pat, and it’ll be so much fun to see him opposite Chen Xiao 🙂

      • 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

        yes girl!! yes!! the devious part is what me likes as well. 😀 yan kuan! LOL!!

    • 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

      Yep Yutang is the youngest so I’m expecting some older actors for the other guys. Hopefully they cast good-looking dudes cuz we can always do with more hot guys to look at 😀

  3. 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

    Interesting news!!! I hope they follow the novel closely and do justice for it, unlike the other adaptation which fame off silly an un cool!!!

    Chen xiao is perfect!!!! Itll be funny if yan kuan is zhao zhan. Ahaahah!!! They better cast good-looking actors for the other roles or im gonna wtrangle someone!!

  4. 10 thoughts on “The Five Gallants casts Chen Xiao, Zheng Shuang, Yan Kuan (Confirmed!)

    You ladies are cracking me up! Yan Kuan would be PERFECT as the righteous, stern Zhan Zhao, against the kitty in Chen Xiao. I’m giggling at the possibilities.

    Yolo, she is picking up herself nicely! Nothing is more sexier than an independent woman with a smile on her face. 🙂

    haha Frea, I don’t mind if they’re not handsome, but they must have charisma and screen presence!

    The other four guys? I’m thinking of all my biases. Which is not good cause they’re close in age to the pretty Chen Xiao. =P

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