The Descendant

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The Descendant
The Descendant Promotional poster.jpg
Genre Period drama
Written by Teh Kean Guan
Directed by Jason Kok
Ng Wing Yi
Starring Yeo Yann Yann
Debbie Goh
Steve Yap
Frederick Lee
Tan Hau Yen
Opening theme 《香火》(Xianghuo) by
Yeo Yann Yann and Debbie Goh
Ending theme 《灰》(Huī) by
Wu Jiahui
Composer(s) Wu Jiahui
Country of origin Malaysia
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 30
Executive producer(s) Sampson Yuen
Francis Foo
Producer(s) Jason Kok
Running time 60 minutes (approx.)
Distributor Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd
Juita Entertainment Sdn Bhd
Original network ntv7
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release 9 February 2012
Preceded by Secrets For Sale
Followed by Laws of Attraction (TV Series)
Related shows The Iron Lady
Age of Glory

The Descendant (Simplified Chinese: 香火) (Literally: Incense, a word play of inscent) is a Malaysian 2012 mega blockbuster Mandarin drama series produced by Juita Entertainment for ntv7. It is scheduled to air every Monday to Thursday, at 10:00pm on ntv7, starting 9 February 2012. This 30-episode period drama is set on the incense industry. Casting was made on 25 June 2011 and started filming on 7 July 2011.


Chen Yulin (Steve Yap) is forced to marry Shen Danfang (Yeo Yann Yann) to inherit her family's incense making business. Yulin has also promised his father-in-law to let their first child to follow Dan Fang's family name to ensure the continuity of the bloodline. On the day of their marriage, Yulin was surprised when he realized Yuhua (Debbie Goh), his longtime lover, is now his sister-in-law.


Main Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Phua Chee Kin Xie Hongyi Danfang and Yuhua's father
Yeo Yann Yann Xie Danfang Yulin's wife
Yuhua's sister
Debbie Goh Xie Yuhua Yulin's lover
Danfang's sister
Steve Yap Chen Yulin Danfang's husband
Yuhua's lover
father of Shanshu, Xianghai, Xiangyang and Guozhai.
Frederick Lee Fugui Guozhai's adoptive father
Brenda Chiah Chen Shanshu Yulin and Danfang's eldest child
Leslie Chai Xie Xianghai Yulin and Danfang's second child
Kyo Chen Chen Xiangyang Yulin and Danfang's youngest child
Tan Hau Yen Gou Zhai/Xie Shaozun Yulin and Yuhua's son

Supporting Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Guo Wei
Qin Wenbin
Chen Yingwen
Zhang Shunyuan
Yong Hua


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