Painted Skin (TV series)

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Painted Skin
Painted Skin (TV series).jpg
Promotional poster
Traditional 畫皮
Simplified 画皮
Mandarin Huà Pí
Genre Supernatural, fantasy, romance
Based on Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio
by Pu Songling
Screenplay by Lau Ho-leung
Directed by Danny Ko
Presented by Wang Maoliang
Ma Runsheng
Starring Fiona Sit
Tammy Chen
Gui Gui
Li Zonghan
Ling Xiaosu
Yang Mi
Law Kar-ying
Qi Yuwu
Dong Yijin
Xin Zhilei
Opening theme Wei Ai (唯愛; Only Love) performed by Fiona Sit and Hinson Chou
Composer(s) Liu Chongyan
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 36
Executive producer(s) Xu Benben
Dong Jun
Producer(s) Zhang Heyun
Zhang Linlin
Location(s) Hengdian World Studios
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s)
  • China International Television Corporation
  • Shenzhen Broadcasting Film and Television Corporation
  • China Broadcasting Film and Television Programme Trading Centre
  • First Media Shareholding
  • Guangzhou Fenglian Film Culture Broadcasting
Original network TVS4
Original release 3 March 2011 (2011-03-03)

Painted Skin is a Chinese television series adapted from the 2008 film of the same title, which, in turn, is loosely based on a classic short story in Pu Songling's Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio. It was first broadcast on TVS4 on 3 March 2011 in mainland China.


  • Fiona Sit as Xiaowei / Xuxu
  • Tammy Chen as Peirong
  • Gui Gui as Xia Bing
  • Li Zonghan as Pang Yong
  • Ling Xiaosu as Wang Sheng
  • Yang Mi as Xiaohong
  • Law Kar-ying as Xia Yingfeng
  • Qi Yuwu as Long Yun
  • Dong Yijin as Xiaoyi
  • Xin Zhilei as Susu
  • Jiang Tianyang as Ye Yi
  • Zhao Yi as Sha Luo
  • Hai Bo as Wang Chengzhou
  • Hinson Chou as Yu Zhi
  • Han Zhenhua as Chen Huichuan
  • Zhang Jin as Yuan Ren
  • Lou Yajiang as Yang Gang
  • Liu Chenxia as Peirong's mother


The production team of the 2008 film Painted Skin, including its director and producer Gordon Chan, were involved in the planning and production of this television series. Chan mentioned that the television series would not be a repetition of the film, as the script used for the film would be revised, and more focus would be placed on the relationships between the main characters Xiaowei, Wang Sheng, Peirong, Pang Yong and Xia Bing. Shooting began on 8 September 2010 in Beijing and wrapped up in December.[1][2]


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