Ren Jia Lun is back on your small screen with Autumn Cicada (秋蝉)! He stations himself in Hong Kong for the establishment of a military base and an intelligence agency. Then he becomes a spy to collect information from the Japanese. When his two identities clashed and he’s captured, he escapes death with the help of the woman he loves, played by Li Man (after Ying Er bowed out due to pregnancy? I can’t remember the timeline.)
New promotional materials. Both Wu Xin The Monster Killer Season 2 and The Destiny of White Snake release an extended trailer of 10 whopping minutes. And finally, an air date for one of the two above dramas!
The stills we have seen so far are mostly bubbly and very cute but the latest batch shows that angst and heartbreak is in store for our love birds. The Destiny of White Snake features Chusen package deal (Yang Zi, Ren Jia Lun, Shu Chang, and Mao Zi Jun) in hopefully their last collaboration for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I love these people but I would like to see them work with…like OTHER PEOPLE TOO! Seems like it is a new story and not a remake after all. A cultivating doctor saves a little white snake and she gathers enough cultivation power to become human. They grow close and to help him become a celestial being she breaks a heavenly seal, accidentally releasing chaos and destruction to the human world. To save the world, she sacrifices herself and our doc also disintegrates. Many years pass by and they are reunited with their memories returned. But to be together is going against the norm. Monk Fa Hai is also awakened and his rivals-turned-lovers story with Green Snake doesn’t bear a happy ending.
The new adaptation of the classic Chinese legend Madam White Snake featuring Yang Zi and Allen Ren Jia Lun is officially called The Destiny of White Snake (天乩之白蛇传说). I don’t see the fantasy and mythical element yet from the new stills but maybe they’re keeping her snake form hidden from us on purpose! The styles are very simple and colors pleasant to the eyes.