The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2017 TV series)

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The Legend of the Condor Heroes
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Official poster
Traditional 射鵰英雄傳
Simplified 射雕英雄传
Mandarin Shè Diāo Yīng Xióng Zhuàn
Genre Wuxia
Based on The Legend of the Condor Heroes
by Louis Cha
Screenplay by Shen Yuchen
Wang Ziqi
Zhao Weina
Xu Tao
Directed by Jeffrey Chiang
Presented by Gong Yu
Wang Jianjun
Zhao Yifang
Chi Yufeng
Yue Lina
Starring Yang Xuwen
Li Yitong
Chen Xingxu
Meng Ziyi
Opening theme "我不歸去" (I Won't Return) by KaYee Tam
Composer(s) Joseph Koo
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 52 (original)
Production
Producer(s) Wu Dun
Guo Jingyu
Ge Xufeng
Li Jiewen
Production location(s) Xiangshan Film and Television City
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) iQiyi
Huace Media
Beijing Wanmei Jianxin Entertainment
Perfect Pictures
Release
Original network Dragon TV
Original release 9 January (2017-01-09) – 17 April 2017 (2017-04-17)

The Legend of the Condor Heroes is a 2017 Chinese television series adapted from Louis Cha's novel of the same title and a remake of the 1983 Hong Kong television series based on the same novel. The series was directed by Jeffrey Chiang and starred Yang Xuwen, Li Yitong, Chen Xingxu and Meng Ziyi in the lead roles. It started airing on Dragon TV in mainland China on 9 January 2017, and on TVB Jade in Hong Kong on 8 May 2017.

Synopsis[edit]

Cast[edit]

  • Yang Xuwen as Guo Jing
    • Dong-Li Wuyou as Guo Jing (child)
  • Li Yitong as Huang Rong
  • Chen Xingxu as Yang Kang
  • Meng Ziyi as Mu Nianci
  • Zhao Lixin as Hong Qigong
  • Michael Miu as Huang Yaoshi
  • Ray Lui as Reverend Yideng
  • Heizi as Ouyang Feng
  • Ning Wentong as Zhou Botong
  • Han Dong as Wang Chongyang
  • Li Zonghan as Yang Tiexin
  • Liu Qianhan as Bao Xiruo
  • Shao Bing as Guo Xiaotian
  • Zeng Li as Li Ping
  • Zong Fengyan as Wanyan Honglie
  • Mi Lu as Mei Chaofeng
  • Liu Zhiyang as Ouyang Ke
  • Tay Ping Hui as Genghis Khan
  • Hou Ruixiang as Tolui
    • Zhang Zihao as Tolui (child)
  • Dai Wenwen as Huazheng
  • Fu Tianjiao as Jebe
  • Nuomin Darong as Jochi
  • Ailiku as Chagatai
  • Baodi as Ögedei
  • Sulide as Borokhula
  • Anqi'er as Muqali
  • Hongtong Batu as Jamukha
  • Wurijitu as Wang Khan
  • Baisha as Sangkun
  • Gangde'er as Dushi
    • Gao Yuyang as Dushi (child)
  • Shao Feng as Qiu Chuji
  • Wang Li as Ma Yu
  • Guo Jun as Wang Chuyi
  • Zhao Qiusheng as Tan Chuduan
  • Liu Wei as Hao Datong
  • Song Tao as Liu Chuxuan
  • Zhao Cong as Sun Bu'er
  • Wang Kuirong as Ke Zhen'e
  • Ji Chenmu as Zhu Cong
  • Wang Chunyuan as Han Baoju
  • Ma Jingjing as Nan Xiren
  • Xin Peng as Zhang Asheng
  • Long De as Quan Jinfa
  • Xiao Yin as Han Xiaoying
  • Zhang Kaiyi as Yinggu
  • Jiang Yiming as Qiu Qianren / Qiu Qianzhang
  • Xia Zitong as Shagu
  • Li Yixiao as Feng Heng
  • Gong Zhengnan as Lu Guanying
  • Sui Yumeng as Cheng Yaojia
  • Song Qing as Lu Youjiao
  • Chang Cheng as Lu Chengfeng
  • Zhang Jialai as Chen Xuanfeng
  • Wang Lin as Yin Zhiping
  • Ren Xihong as Lingzhi Shangren
  • Gao Yuqing as Liang Ziweng
  • Lin Yizheng as Sha Tongtian
  • Gu Dechao as Hou Tonghai
  • Sun Hao as Peng Lianhu
  • Yu Ailei as Duan Tiande
  • Hou Tongjiang as Reverend Kumu
  • Cao Yang as Wanyan Hongxi
  • Hu Bo as Chu Dongshan
  • Zhang Lu as Zhang Shaoshou
  • Yin Shuo as Wu Santong
  • Liang Jinshan as Zhu Ziliu
  • Lu Senbao as Elder Peng
  • Fan Zhonghua as Elder Jian
  • Liu Yu as Elder Liang
  • Jia Jin as Ma Qingxiong
  • Liu Taotao as Qian Qingjian
  • Zhao Shuai as Wu Qinglie
  • Fan Jianyun as Shen Qinggang
  • Xu Qihang as Yu Zhaoxing
  • He Guoxuan as Li Sheng
  • Cheng Liuyi as Muhammad II of Khwarezm
  • Yang Yongwen as Lü Wende

Production[edit]

The series was filmed primarily at the Xiangshan Film and Television City in Xiangshan County, Zhejiang Province. Shooting wrapped up in late August 2016. Other filming locations include Hengdian World Studios, Xiandu Scenic Area in Jinyun County and Xianju County in Zhejiang Province, Huanghe Shilin Scenic Area in Jingtai County and Tianzhu Grasslands in Gansu Province, and Tonghu Grasslands in Inner Mongolia. Although this series is one of many television series adaptations of The Legend of the Condor Heroes, it is the first one to be produced since Louis Cha last revised the novel.[1][2]

In a January 2017 interview, producer Guo Jingyu explained why he produced a television series based on a wuxia novel which already has more than 10 earlier adaptations. He said that he is dissatisfied with many of the wuxia television series produced in recent years, and wanted to remake the 1983 Hong Kong television series The Legend of the Condor Heroes, which he enjoyed watching, for younger generations of viewers. He also explained the challenges he faced in operating with a very tight budget and time constraints, such as having to reduce the use of special effects and having to cast less well-known actors and actresses in the lead roles.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Tie Xue Dan Xin (铁血丹心, A Bulletproof Heart): The opening and ending theme song of the series, composed by Joseph Koo and originally the opening theme song of the 1983 Hong Kong television series The Legend of the Condor Heroes. Although the original version was sung in Cantonese by Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng, the version used in The Legend of the Condor Heroes (2017) is an instrumental version with no lyrics.
  • Ai Guo Shei (爱过谁, Loved Who): An insert song composed by Silence Wong and sung by Shang Wenjie.
  • Jianghu Tianxia (江湖天下, The Pugilistic World): An insert song composed by Tan Xiaocong and sung by Silence Wong.
  • Jian Hun (剑魂, Soul of the Sword): An insert song composed by Silence Wong and sung by Well Lee.
  • Sei Diu Ying Hung (射鵰英雄, Legend of the Condor Heroes): The opening theme song of the TVB release, sung by Hubert Wu (not confirm).
  • Ngo Bat KWai Hei (我不歸去, I Won't Return): The ending theme song of the TVB release, sung by Kayee Tam.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 2nd Golden Guduo Media Awards Best Quality Network & Web Series The Legend of the Condor Heroes Won [4]

International broadcast[edit]

Region Network Dates
Mainland China Dragon TV 9 January – 17 April 2017
Hong Kong TVB Jade (Hong Kong) 8 May – 14 July 2017
Malaysia Astro On Demand
TVB Jade (Malaysia)
8 May 2017 – 14 July 2017
Singapore TVB First 8 May 2017 – 14 July 2017
VV Drama 21 August 2017 – ?
Australia TVBJ 11 May 2017 – ?
Hong Kong
Singapore
Malaysia
Indonesia
Philippines
Thailand
Oh!K Coming Soon

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