New BL TV Adaptation Rumored to Have Approached Lu Han and Greg Hsu
The Untamed <陈情令> producers have announced that they will be adapting a new BL series, Tian Gong Ci Fu <天宫赐福> (also known as The Heaven Official’s Blessing) into a TV series.
Written by the same author who created Mo Dao Zu Shi <魔道祖师>, the original novel of The Untamed, Tian Gong Ci Fu follows the magical adventures of two gods—the disgraced god Xie Lan and the demon king Hua Cheng—and their love story which transcends 800 years. The novel has since been adapted into a manhua and a donghua (Chinese animation), which was released last month.
Chan Ka Lam (陈家霖), who directed The Untamed, will also be directing Tian Gong Ci Fu. Production design will be helmed by Han Zhong (韩忠), who also designed Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace <如懿传>. Visual arts will be by Li Shaohua (李昭桦), who also did Eternal Love <三生三世十里桃花>. The studios have already rolled out casting auditions. The TV series is scheduled to begin filming in the second quarter of 2021, and will stream exclusively on iQIYI.
The Untamed was 2019’s breakout series, and singlehandedly pushed out lead stars Xiao Zhan (肖战) and Wang Yibo (王一博) as one of the most popular actors in China. Their fanbase broke past international barriers, and it is expected that Tian Gong Ci Fu will achieve similar success.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.