Priest’s Sha Po Lang drama confirms male leads Chen Zhe Yuan and Tan Jian Ci

Another boy-love novel from Priest (the money bag is getting heavy, yes? :D)! Sha Po Lang (杀破狼) is set during the Great Liang Dynasty where steam-powered machines make lives better and worse for many people. In a small countryside village, our hero (Chen Zhe Yuan) has lived since he was a child. He’s Chang Geng and he’s close to two young kids, his teacher, and his adoptive father – our other male lead (Tan Jian Ci). Their age difference is only 6/7 years. His somewhat peaceful life is turned upside down when the barbaric tribe Man invaded and his real identity is revealed – he’s the Emperor’s son with the Man’s high priestess (Don’t know what her position is called, but scandalous nonetheless!). And his beloved adoptive father with impaired hearing and vision turns out to be a respected General. After the invasion, our Fourth Prince is escorted back to the capital and this is where his story begins. Other cast members right now include Li Hong Yi (as Shen Yi) and Sun An Ke (as Chen Qing Xu).

Steampunk technologies! Interesting. Who has read the novel and can give me some spoilers? Lol.

Meet The Cast:

You can read the novel here or here.

  1. 5 thoughts on “Priest’s Sha Po Lang drama confirms male leads Chen Zhe Yuan and Tan Jian Ci

    That’s funny, because Sun An Ke played her first drama, Master Devil Don’t Kiss Me, with Li Hong Yi and her character was already in love with him just like in Sha Po Lang

  2. 5 thoughts on “Priest’s Sha Po Lang drama confirms male leads Chen Zhe Yuan and Tan Jian Ci

    Did read the novel and listened to the audio drama. Highly doubt that adoptive father-son romance, or even any longing stares, will pass the censors.

    Chang Geng did everything, including usurping the throne, for his adoptive father Gu Yun who had accepted that loyalty to an emperor (Chang Geng’s older half-brother inherited the throne) having a highly suspicious and jealous nature would mean an early death. Emperors simply wouldn’t allow powerful, well-respected generals to retire once fightings finished. Chang Geng vowed to avert that very early on.

    Chang Geng’s mother was completely loyal to her tribe. Thus, she hated him and poisoned him psychologically. Gu Yun, unknowingly, pulled Chang Geng out of his despair. Gu Yun’s “disabilities” were Chang Geng’s birth parents’ doing. Chang Geng was involved in and engineered some court intrigues while paving a path to the throne and helping Gu Yun on two war fronts. They worked together to save a nation. In the end, after making the nation prosperous and strong, they left the throne to a worthy son of Chang Geng’s half brother (emperor in the previous paragraph) then enjoyed happy retirement.

    There is plenty of good drama material even without the OTP romance. However, BL dramas tend to be low budget. The exciting fights and battles probably won’t fully realize. And, cdrama scriptwriters have the nasty habit of making up conflicts that didn’t exist in the original source. So, my fear is Gu Yun will be made into a noble idiot type who keeps trying to save Chang Geng from the dark side. Or, worse, make a love polygon between Chang Geng, Gu Yun, Shen Yi (Gu Yun’s loyal BFF), Chen Qing Xu (head of a family of great physicians) and whomever. There is no other female character of note but doesn’t mean the producers can’t make some out of thin air.

    • 5 thoughts on “Priest’s Sha Po Lang drama confirms male leads Chen Zhe Yuan and Tan Jian Ci

      By the way, Chang Geng didn’t give a rat’s ass about the nation but Gu Yun very much did.

    • 5 thoughts on “Priest’s Sha Po Lang drama confirms male leads Chen Zhe Yuan and Tan Jian Ci

      Correction: The woman whom Chang Geng grew up thinking was his mother, wasn’t. She was his mother’s younger sister.

    • 5 thoughts on “Priest’s Sha Po Lang drama confirms male leads Chen Zhe Yuan and Tan Jian Ci

      Ah, thanks for the spoilers keekeepod! That’s sure quite a lot of identities revealed. Lol. Pretty sure it’s gonna go the same way as other BL dramas, intense bromance to pass censorship. The plot sounds intriguing! I like the two male leads already.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *