2016’s most highly-anticipated Chinese fantasy drama Noble Aspirations <诛仙青云志> is in full gear. The epic series, which is based on the popular online novel Zhu Xian <诛仙> (literally “Punish the Immortals”), is produced by H&R Century Pictures and is slated to air on Hunan TV at the end of the year.
The heroic fantasy tale stars Li Yifeng (李易峰) as the protagonist Zhang Xiaofan, an unlikely hero who is determined at all costs to defeat the Ghost King and save the Qingyun Sect. Zhao Liying (赵丽颖) stars as his love interest Bi Yao, and Cheng Yi (成毅) plays the close friend, Lin Jingyu. The historical fantastic series has been shooting in Hengdian, Zhangjiajie, and Mount Longhu.
The first set of character stills for the drama was released in early December 2015, when it first started principal photography. After the announcements of Li Yifeng and Zhao Liying in the lead roles, the production studio released another series of character stills. Zhao Liying’s stills were revealed on January 25, while Li Yifeng’s official poster was unveiled the following day.
The television adaption follows a young peasant Zhang Xiaofan (Li Yifeng), who along with childhood friend Lin Jingyu (Cheng Yi), are the sole survivors of a village massacre. The two are later accepted into the Qingyun Sect (Noble Sect), where they learn the ways of the Immortal Sword. Although hard-working, Xiaofan struggles to catch up to his peers due to his slow wit. Fortunately, he has the support of Bi Yao (Zhao Liying), daughter of the Ghost King (Fu Chengpeng), who supports him through thick and thin.
Pivotal circumstances made Xiaofan grow, and his relationship with Bi Yao takes a meaningful turn. For power, the villainous Ghost King attempts to overthrow the Qingyun Sect, and Xiaofan gets his life on the line. Bi Yao sacrifices herself to save him, falling into an endless sleep. With courage and strong faith, Xiaofan devotes all his strength to take down the Ghost King, fulfilling a promise he made to Bi Yao and Jingyu when they were youths.
Li Yifeng as Zhang Xiaofan / Guili
Zhao Liying as Bi Yao
Yang Zi as Lu Xueqi
Qin Junjie as Zeng Shushu
Cheng Yi as Lin Jingyu
Tang Yixin as Tian Ling’er
TFBOYS’ Roy Wang as young Zhang Xiaofan
TFBOYS’ Karry Wang as young Lin Jingyu
TFBOYS’ Jackson Yi as Xiaoqi
Source: China Yes
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.