The Legend of White Snake (2019 TV series)

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The Legend of White Snake
Traditional新白娘子傳奇
GenreMythology
Fantasy
Romance
Written byAn Yimo
Directed byZhi Lei
StarringJu Jingyi
Yu Menglong
Opening themeQian Nian Deng Yi Hui (千年等一回) performed by Ju Jingyi
Ending themeDu Qing (渡情) performed by Ju Jingyi
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes36
Production
Producer(s)Dai Yu
Production location(s)China
Production company(s)iQiyi, Chinese All Digital
Release
Original networkiQiyi
Original releaseApril 3, 2019 (2019-04-03)

The Legend of White Snake (Chinese: 新白娘子传奇) is a 2019 web television series starring Ju Jingyi and Yu Menglong. It is based on the Chinese folk legend Legend of the White Snake. The series airs on iQiyi starting April 3, 2019.[1][2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

Based on the folk legend with same title, the story tells the romance of Xu Xian and Bai Suzhen, a 1000-year-old white snake spirit that transformed into a woman, and is set in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). However, their cross-species love is suppressed by Fahai, an orthodox monk who tries to drive them apart by using magic.

Cast[edit]

  • Ju Jingyi as Bai Suzhen
  • Yu Menglong as Xu Xian
  • Pei Zitian as Fahai
  • Xiao Yan as Xiaoqing
  • Nie Zihao as Jingsong
  • Yu Lang as Jin Ruyi
  • Feng Jianyu as Zhang Yutang
  • Li Lin as Li Gongfu
  • Zeng Yunzhen as Xu Jiaorong
  • Cecilia Yip as Xu Xian's mother
  • Maggie Chen as Yu Furong
  • Tse Kwan-ho as Xu Huairen
  • Wang Weiyuan as Wao Daoling
  • Huang Kaijie as Xu Shilin
  • Zhao Yingzi as Li Bilian
  • Choenyi Tsering as Lady Wu
  • Yi Yizi as Hu Kexin
  • Tang Zhenye as Prime Minister Liang
  • David Wu as Lü Dongbin
  • Sunny Tu as Guanyin
  • Wang Weiguo as Jade Emperor
  • Zhu Longguang as Buddah
  • Heidi Wang as Queen Mother
  • Chen Chongyuan as Wu Guibao
  • Liao Pengfei as Ah Luo
  • Fan Wendong as Xie Daqian
  • Wang Ronghong as He Dagu
  • Shen Baoping as Clan Master Lingyou
  • Hou Changrong as Dragon King Ao Guang
  • Jackson Lou as Pagoda-Bearing Heavenly King Li
  • Fang Yilun as Prince Mu
  • Yao Tongtong as Princess Consort Mu
  • Ma Shuliang as Mr. Jin
  • Liu Lifei as Yinxiang
  • Zhang Bowen as Changsheng

Production[edit]

The series was filmed from March to July 2018.[4][5]

The series is primarily based on the 1992 television series adaptation of the folk tale legend.

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Qian Nian Deng Yi Hui (千年等一回; A Millennium's Wait for a Return) performed by Ju Jingyi
  • Du Qing (渡情; Passing Feelings) performed by Ju Jingyi
  • Qing Cheng Shan Xia Bai Suzhen (青城山下白素贞; Bai Suzhen under Mount Qingcheng) performed by Ju Jingyi

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominee Results Ref.
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Web Series The Legend of White Snake Nominated [6]
Best Actor Yu Menglong Nominated
Best Actress Ju Jingyi Nominated
Best Newcomer Xiao Yan Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network(s)/Station(s) Series premiere Title
China China
Taiwan Taiwan
iQiyi April 3, 2019 (Broadcasting six episodes from Wednesday to Friday) 新白娘子传奇 (2019年电视剧) ( ; lit: )
Malaysia Malaysia Astro Quan Jia HD April 15, 2019 (Monday to Friday 19:00 - 20:00) The Legend of White Snake (2019 web series) ( ; lit: )
China China Shenzhen TV (深圳卫视) June 27, 2019 (19:30-21:15 every night (two episodes)) 新白娘子传奇 (2019年电视剧) ( ; lit: )
Thailand Siam Mono29 Nov , 2019 (Every Monday to Friday at : 07.35 AM) The Legend of White Snake (2019 web series) ตำนานรักนางพญางูขาว ( ; lit: )

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TV drama remade with fewer songs to appeal to modern tastes". China Daily. May 31, 2018.
  2. ^ 网易 (2019-04-03). "《新白娘子传奇》开播 于朦胧鞠婧祎不负千年之缘". ent.163.com. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  3. ^ "Old tale resonates with a modern audience". China Daily. April 10, 2019.
  4. ^ "《新白娘子传奇》开机 于朦胧"许仙"造型曝光". Xinhua News (in Chinese). March 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "《新白娘子传奇》杀青 于朦胧鞠婧祎古典飘逸美". Youth.cn (in Chinese). July 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "金骨朵网络影视盛典提名揭晓 王一博肖战杨紫等入围". Ynet (in Chinese). November 25, 2019.