Adapted from the RPG game of the same name, most popular known as Swords of Legends 2 aka Legend of the Ancient Sword 2 (古剑奇谭二), the ancient drama stars Fu Xin Bo, Ying Er, Aarif Rahman, and Dylan Kuo. The story structure is similar to part one, a bunch of youngsters gather together to fight evil.
(This post sat in the draft section for 8 months, I totally forgot about it! Shame on you K!)
Ma Ke is still hot on that iron! His next drama to air, The Journey, is adapted from the novel Journey to Seek Past Reincarnations (寻找前世之旅) written by Vivibear. I tried reading the novel but heck, the male lead is never to be found. Turns out he doesn’t appear until the 3rd story. The storyline reminds me of Hua Xu Yin a little. Our female lead is raised by a mysterious master who doesn’t age. They reside in a mysterious tea house, where only those fated to see can visit and task them with commissions. Those commissions are related to their past lives and they come to seek help on resolving the dilemmas of this life. Our heroine is taught the ability to time-travel through time to different dynasties, and in each story, she causes heartaches (to herself) and to the men she meets. The only price to pay is a single tear. Will she be able to solve her own past regrets?
Beside Ma Ke, we also have second male lead in Fu Xin Bo and female lead in Zhou Yu Tong.
Included in this batch is Lay‘s Operation Love, Yan Kuan‘s Love and Passion, Wang Mei Ren‘s SCI, Wu Chun‘s Martial Universe, Ying Er’s Legend of the Ancient Sword 2, Raymond Lam‘s Rule The World, and Jiang Jin Fu‘s Lightning.
Interesting casting news as Fu Xin Bo and Ying Er are not unfamiliar. They are a couple on a Chinese dating show called Perhaps Love (如果爱) that started airing a month ago with 3 total couples in collaboration with Korean company CJ E&M. Legend of the Ancient Sword (Gu Jian Qi Tan) Season 2 will not be a sequel but a new story. Production will begin clicking soon! More info will come out then.