The Untamed is a 2019 Chinese drama adapted from a novel. The series follows the adventures throughout and it revolves around two guy friends who travel and solve mysterious events. The drama was a critical and commercial success throughout the world. It streamed on the global platform Netflix and attracted huge attention from the audience worldwide. The depiction, narration, plot construction, direction, makeup, costume everything was up to the mark with excellent presentation. It was one of the most viewed dramas of 2019 with a total of 8 billion views on Tencent video.
The high reception of the drama led to economic profit as well, the streaming platforms where it was aired also saw a rise in their popularity by almost 250 percent like WeTV, due to the overwhelming response from the fans the crew even went out for a fan meet across different countries and its cities like Seoul, Singapore, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Bangkok, etc. It ranked first in terms of popularity index so, keeping into consideration the success of the series two spin-off movies also released focusing on the side characters named ‘Fatal Journey’ and ‘The Living Dead’. Several game-planning was also rolled seeing the tremendous popularity of the show then.
The story of The Untamed is about two guys named Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji who are both talented and disciples from the highly recognized clans who meet each other during an incident and accidentally find a hidden secret. To continue the legacy of their ancestors they decide to fight the evil and make the world free from the threats, but things turn a different way and Wei Wu Xian dies. After sixteen years he’ll be brought back to life through a ritual that embodies sacrifice. He disguises himself initially by being behind a mask for several days to identify the summoner.
After a couple of days, followed by many incidents Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji reunites and they start working from where they left off initially. They start their work on solving the mysteries of the present and disclose the truth behind past incidents. The whole drama has been adapted from a drama named ‘Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation’ by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. It was also further extended to have a special edition named ‘The Untamed Special Edition’. The drama is also known as Chen Qing Ling, Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, The Founder of Diabolism, Mo Dao Zu Shi, and MDZ. The direction of the drama has been done under Steve Cheng and Chan Ka Lam. With the screenwriting by Deng Yao Yu, Yang Xia, Guo Guang Yun, and Jing Ma. The genres of the drama include action, adventure, historical, mystery and fantasy.
The cast of The Untamed
As for the casting is concerned, in the main role, Sean Xiao has been cast for playing the role of Wei Wu Xian, Want Yi Bo has also been cast for the main role of Lan Wang Ji.
Sean Xiao’s native name is Xiao Zhan he is a Chinese actor and singer and is also a member of an idol group in China. In June 2020 his single ‘spotlight’ received global recognition and even entered the Guinness world records for the fastest-selling digital single. He also won 1st place in the 100 most handsome faces in Asia. We have seen him in many TV shows, dramas, and movies. His famous works include Buying Ears, Star Talks, Happy camp, The untamed, joy of life, etc. Wang Yi Bo is a Chinese actor, singer, dancer, TV host, model, and motorcycle racer. He is a member of the South Korean-Chinese boyband UNIQ. Since he attended his high school in South Korea and is fluent in both Korean and Chinese.
Apart from The Untamed Wang also starred in ‘Legend of Fei’ which achieved a record of over 130 million within a few hours of release. Wang also released his single ‘My rules’ within 10mins of its release, 7 million digital copies were sold which gave him huge economic growth as well. The single debuted on the Billboard World digital song sales chart as well. Wang was also honored by the Chinese government as the 2022 Beijing winter Olympics and Paralympics ambassador. Wang Yi Bo is also known for his famous works like Gank Your Heart, The Untamed, The Untamed special edition, let’s chat, and street Dance of China season 3. The direction of the drama is under Steve Cheng and Chan Ka Lam. The screenwriting under Deng Yao Yu, Yang Xia, Guo Guang Yun, and Jiang Ma.
The producers of the show are Wang Chu, Liu Jian Qi, Zhang Meng, and Sun Zhong Huai. Ji Peng is the art director of the show and Chen Tong Xun is the costume designer. The composer of the entire drama being Lin Hai. In support roles we have Marius Wang as Jiang Cheng, Lulu Xuan as Jiang Yan Li, Liu Hai Kuan as Lan Xi Chen, Zhu Zan Jin as Jin Guang Yao, Paul Yu as Wen Ning, Qi Pei Xin as Jin Ling, Zheng Fan Xing as Lan Si Zhui, Caesar Guo as Lan Jing Yi, Vardy Wang as Xue Yang, Song Ji Yang as Xiao Xing Chen, Li Bo Wen as Song Lan, Cao Yu Chen as Jin Zi Xuan, Ji Li as Nie Huai Sang, Wang Yi Zhou as Nie Ming Jue, Zoey Meng as Wen Qing, He Peng as Wen Chao, Lu En Jie as Wang Ling Jiao, Feng Ming Jing as Wen Zhu Liu, Lu Jian Min as Jian Feng Mian, Zhang Jiang Tong as Madan Yu, James Huang as Lan Qi Ren, Xiu Qing as Wen Ruo Han, Shen Xiao Hai as Jin Guang Shan, and so on.
Will The Untamed have a season 2?
Since the drama was an adaptation from a novel, so far there is no confirmation about season 2. If the series was a huge hit both domestic and internationally, so the producers might think of making a proper season 2 of the show.
Where to watch The Untamed season 2?
The drama can be watched anytime on the original network that is Tencent video and apart from that it is also available on WeTV, Viki, Prime Video, and Netflix.
Reasons to watch The Untamed
- The originality of the novel has been kept throughout and the depiction of the drama hasn’t spoiled the original novel.
- Good and apt casting, the cast is already popular and does justice to the characters given to them.
- Excellent character development and undoubtedly proper justice towards the portrayal of the characters.
- The good soundtrack, that will make you choke and go emotional, so get ready with your tissue boxes in hand.
- The fantastic storyline, background, graphics, and powerful adaptation of the novel with a brief elaboration of every aspect of the story.
The drama is already is a hit and has proved its worth in the audience. For me, it’s a to-go for drama anytime and with a total of 50 episodes, the drama is worth your time. It is a 2019 production drama and aired from June 27th, 2019 to August 7th, 2019. If you are a new watcher to show do not hesitate to give it try and do watch it without a second thought in mind. What are your thoughts on the drama, and who is your favorite character, are you looking forward to a season 2, do let us know in the comment section below.
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