Historical drama always has the power to leave you utterly spellbound and forever accomplished by fluttering butterflies in your stomach. Historical drama covers many themes, from mesmerizing stories based on real incidents to enchanting tales set in fantasy realms that are often beyond one’s imagination.
Experience the originality displayed through authentic customs and dazzling costumes, dropping fights that will forever leave an everlasting impact. Seize the bliss of stumbling upon these thrilling TV series similar to The Untamed that will lead you to a refreshing and lively escape. From thrilled to the sensational fantasy often beyond one’s imagination, it will forever leave you wonderstruck.
In a magical world that is made up of five different clans [Qishan Wen Clan, Lanling Jin Clan, Gusu Lan Clan, Yunmeng Jiang Clan, and Qinghe Nie Clan] where humans practice cultivation by dedicating themselves to a diverse range of physical and spiritual practices. A transformative journey towards their enlightenment or spiritual awakening. Qishan Wen Clan was considered the mightiest among the world’s five Clan rulers.
A lively-spirited young man name Wei Wuxian forms an exceptional bonding with Lan Wangji. Their relationship is filled with playful teasing, pranks, and annoying incidents until they are caught in an inter-clan rivalry.
Wen Clan slaughtered Lotus Pier and burned down Cloud Recesses, leading to the Sunshot Campaign. Driven by determination and pure intentions to seek revenge on the Wen Clan, Wei Wuxian strayed away from traditional cultivation and chose demonic cultivation, where he gained the ability to revive and control the dead corpse.
Later on, saw the seed of hatred and disgust for him in everyone’s heart. After fulfilling his revenge, he becomes the main target of the four remaining clans and is eventually betrayed and killed by his clan.
The story then shifts to a time-lapse of 16 years following the dead of Wei Wuxian. Were a lunatic, Mo Xaunyu performs a resurrection ritual using his own blood and sacrificing his own soul to revive Wei Wuxian.
With a new body, Wei Wuxian hides his true identity while living among those who were once responsible for his death. After reuniting with Lan Wangji, they embark together on a journey to solve the mysteries and uncover the truth that is intertwined with the tragic events from their past.
This fantasy drama, The Untamed, based on the novel Mo Dao Zu Shi written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, aired in the summer of 2019 as a web series on Tencent. Swiftly conquer the entertainment world by becoming a sensation and winning over 8 Billions of hearts by the end of the year.
With 9 wins, including the title of 2019 Asian drama of the Year, and 12 nominees. From breaking through all the expectations as it becomes an unexpected global sensation, this c-drama forever left an everlasting impact on the audience to this very day.
Chinese dramas, especially historical and fantasy ones, truly shine like precious gems. For many, The Untamed opened up a fascinating new world that captivated the audience, and one might not get enough of it!!
Here are some 10 drama recommendations that could be the perfect choice to bridge the void left after the completion of The Untamed. Get ready to immerse yourself in its irresistible charm!
1. Word Of Honor
The 2021 c-drama Word of Honor is an adventure fantasy drama directed by Cheng Zhi Chao, Ma Hua Gan, and Li Hong Yu and an adaptation of the novel, “Faraway Wanders” by Priest.
The fans of The Untamed are sure to be delighted by this drama. Like The Untamed, Word of Honor is full of action, elegant costumes, and bromance. It will surely leave a tingling effect in the audience’s heart.
The leader of the noble Assassins group, Zhou Zi Shu, is regarded as a man of great honor dedicated to being Prince Jin’s shield. He was rewarded for his loyalty and faithful service to the imperial family. His life may seem blissful on the outside, but he yearns for something more meaningful.
Following a meaningful mission, he decided to quit his position. Leaving his past behind, he takes off for a fresh start to pursue his own dreams.
However, fate had another plan waiting for him. He found himself entangled in a conspiracy that shook the martial arts world.
During his travel, he crossed paths with a brave young man name Wen Kexing, who escaped the formidable Ghost Valley and had only the sole ambition of seeking vengeance for his beloved parents tragic fate.
Fated by destiny the two form an unbreakable bond and become each other companion as they share a series of adventures together.
Zhou Zi Shu learns the hard way that escaping his past is not an option, while Wen Kexing’s concealed past and his true identity bring more light to the fact that the conspiracy is not what it seems to be.
Through their mutual assistance in seeking redemption, the two young men uncover a long-standing, secret evil. Next to The Untamed, Word of Honor captivated the hearts of millions of fans worldwide with the perfect chemistry and hypnotizing beauty.
The storyline, powerful playwright, and twists is one of the more reason why this masterpiece c-drama skyrocketed into almost perfection. This story beautifully explores the themes of love, sacrifice, and the impact of one’s deed.
A perfect escape into the magical world where you will find yourself completely submerged in a world causing your heart to melt where past and present are flawlessly intertwined.
The Chinese television series ‘Immortality’ directed by He Shupei, is an adaptation of the novel ‘The Husky and His White Cat Shizun’ by Meatbun Doesn’t Eat Meat.
Luo Yunxi and Chen Feiyu play the main leads. It is a tale about a cultivator name Mo Ran, who is a mischievous, confident, and spirited young disciple of Chu Wan Ning, the most powerful grandmaster of the cultivation world, bearing the weight to protect the beings of the world he carried out his duty perfectly.
The gifted Disciple, Mo Ran, has faced hardship from an early age, often leading him to rebel against his enslaver. Unfortunately, misunderstanding and difference took over, and both the mentor and disciple faced a conflict.
Despite his best efforts, Chu Wan Ning was left with no choice but to helplessly watch their strong bond fade slowly by slowly. Upon awakening as a sixteen-year-old in his present life, an unexpected fate triggers a rush of peculiar tragic past life memories within Mo Ran.
He then embarks on a journey to change and avoid his tragic fate at all costs. Not soon enough did he realize that things may not be as straightforward as they seem.
3. Fatal Journey
From its outstanding status as a novel and its record-breaking success not only in China but around the world to being transformed into an anime with translation, then finally adaptation into ‘The Untamed, ‘ the series has stolen the hearts of the mainland Chinese audience and countless international fans.
The cast members and the whole team have also earned tremendous popularity and appreciation from their country to international fans.
Undoubtedly the finest spin-off movie of The Untamed, showcasing an incredibly heart-touching and unbreakable bond between the two brothers.
That will surely bring tears and leave a great impact on the grown-ups. ‘Fetal Journey’ is about the tale of the Nie Brothers, Nei Ming Jue and Nei Hauisang.
This incident occurs within the 16 years following the death of Wei Wuxian. Warrior Nei Ming Jue returns to his ancestral tomb to restore its sanctity that was plagued by evil spirits.
Nei Ming Jue led his younger brother, Nie Huai Sang, to fight alongside his side, help restore the tomb, and bring peace to the land that had descended into chaos due to the rampage of evil forces.
Though Nie Ming Jue may disapprove of his younger brother’s timidity at times, and Nie Huai Sang may accuse his elder brothers of being overbearing, nevertheless, throughout their journey, the Nie brothers stand united against adversities despite their occasional disagreement and contrasting personalities.
In the face of danger, Nie Ming Jue is always ready and tries to sacrifice himself in order to save his younger brother, and Nie Huai Sang never abandons his elder brother and remains loyal to him.
As we go deeper into the story, Nie Huai Sang blossoms into a mature individual, leaving behind the timid and mischievous youth. He rapidly transforms from a carefree, timid boy to a responsible Nie Leader.
4. Martial Universe
A groundbreaking fantasy drama, thrilling adventure, and romance. You’ll find yourself completely immersed in a seamless fusion of great battles and captivating love stories, ensuring an unbreakable grip on your attention.
An adaptation of the novel Wu Dong Qian Kun by Tian Can Tu Dou, this historical C-drama ‘Martial Universe’ was aired in 2018 and was directed by Zhang Li. In a small village, a young man named Lin Dong was brought up, neglected, and forsaken by his clan.
Poor background fuels his desire to prove himself. This young man triumphs over adversity and emerges as a true hero. There comes a turning point in his life where he stumbles across a stone talisman filled with terrifying power.
As the journey continues and with every step, Lin Dong develops his martial arts skills, attracting much attention from people and bringing him in contact with extraordinary individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Lin Langtian, who is known to be the mightiest among his own clan, was amazed by Lin Dong’s undeniable abilities. While Lin Dong commands the admiration of two prominent women, Ling Qingzhu and Ying Huanhuan, he can also face the resurgence of evil forces that have long been eradicated.
5. The Living Death
The Untamed is such an unforgettable masterpiece series that leaves fans eagerly anticipating a second season. A spin-off movie is just a much-needed comfort source for the eager fan. Yes, you heard it right! ‘The Living Death’ is the spin-off movie for other beloved characters from the series The Untamed.
In Fu Feng, the ”City That Never Turns Dark” Near Qishan Mountain. It was once a vibrant and lively town with only the sick and elderly.
After a series of night killings, the town residence is shaken with fear. In an attempt to save their lives and stay alive, no one in the town dared to light a lantern and chose to live without light after sunset.
The town that was once illuminated by festival lanterns has succumbed to darkness. Wen Ning arrives in Fu Feng and quickly notices the town’s strange atmosphere. He learns about the town’s legend, i.e., every time someone lit up the lanterns after sunset, the very individual will be killed by the ghost of that town.
Wen Ning emerges as a beacon of hope and purposely lit a lamp at night to comfort the ghost. Falling right at the trap, a mysterious figure appears before him. In the meantime, he also finds himself face to face with his dear friend Lan Shizui, who had happened to arrive in order to offer his support.
Unfortunately, the ghost escaped. United and with a strong will, they embark on a mission to capture the mastermind behind the incidents and to free the town from the clutches of the evil forces.
6. The Yin Yang Master: Dream Of Eternity
Qing Ming was a remarkably gifted disciple of the mighty Zhong Xin. His mother was rumored to be a fox demon and often accused him of being the son of a demon and was isolated from others.
Yet he grew up as a kind-hearted, impartial young man towards humans and demons. Unfortunately, with the reawakening of the Evil Serpent, Qing Ming’s master was mercilessly killed by it while protecting Qing Ming.
In his final moment, the master entrusted Qing Ming with an important mission of going to the imperial city and facing the real serpent. In his journey to the imperial city, Qing Ming cross paths with Bo Ya unaware that he was one of the Imperial Protector in their first meet.
Quite an irony to Qing Ming’s personality, Bo Ya is cold-hearted and harbors a deep hatred towards demons, as a fox demon killed his parents when he was a child.
Later, in pursuit of justice, they both begin investigating the case. Despite their opposite personality, unexpectedly, they develop a deep bond, providing true strength to each other.
As they attempt to unfold the mystery surrounding the Imperial family, shocking secrets are revealed, and the truth is far from the reality they thought to be.
7. Who Rule The World
The world is divided into seven nations, with the Dadong Empire ruling over the other six nations. The story begins with the disappearance of the Empyrean Token.
Dadong Empire maintained control over the other six nations because of the Empyrean Token. And here’s the most exciting part: whoever finds it or has it become the one to rule over the world. In no time, the news of the missing Empyrean Token reached the ears of the leaders of six nations.
Hei Feng is a smart and elegant young man and Fountain Adobe leader with a wide Intel network. In the world of martial arts, he is regarded among the top.
On the other side, there is a young lady; despite her gender, Bai Feng has earned a position of top fighter in the martial arts world. Disciple of the Tianshuang Sect, Bai Feng, is a free spirit and refuses to be tied down by societal norms.
She rapidly crosses path with Hei Feng Xi as she and her master try to stop the Soul taker Sect. The two martial artists, who were rivals, ultimately find love and reliance on one another.
Bai Feng Xi never intended to be involved in political matters, but circumstances placed her in possession of the token by accident and became a target. While Hei Feng acts as her protector, there is more to that. Will also get an experience of their electrifying chemistry.
Throughout the drama, the viewers get to experience a rollercoaster ride. Power struggles between leaders, betrayals, rivalries, corruption, to manipulation. It’s a story base on the exploration of power and the human desire for control over every little thing.
8. The Wolf
It follows the story of a young boy raised by wolves who happens cross path with Ma Zhaixing, daughter of Ma Ying, the governor of Kuizhuo City, in his childhood.
Being raised by the wolves in the woods, the boy, Darren Wang, developed an extraordinary sense of unlike humans. Unknown about the outside world and the ways of civilized society, he became the target and wrongfully accused.
Being deceived by Ma Zhai Xing’s brother leads to him offending a powerful group, who hunt him and push him down the cliff.
Darren Wang survived the savior fall, Chu Kui, the ruler of Yang, learned about the whereabouts of the Wolf boy and adopted him to use the boy’s power in his favor while keeping the true identity of the boy a secret and giving me a new identity under the name Chu You Wen. Under Chu Kui’s care, Chu You Wen becomes a ruthless and loyal prince.
Eight years have passed since then, and fate once again brought Chu You Wen and Ma Zhaixing, his childhood sweetheart, face to face. Ma Zhaixing’s whole family has been slaughtered, and Chu You Wen keeps his true identity hidden due to the tragic situation.
Ma Zhai Xing also meets Ji Chong, who happens to fall in love with her. This leads to the formation of a close bond between them. As the empire faces conflict, King Chu Kui plans a coup to establish his right to the throne.
Entrusting Chu You and his companion to tackle the situation showcasing their loyalty and ensuring justice triumphs. The love triangle and the conflict between the empires perfectly blend.
9. The Longest Promise
What makes forbidden love stories so exciting? Cause it gives a mixture of thrilling risks, secret meetings, and the thrill of going against the odds!! Isn’t it? Witnessing individuals bravely embrace love when the whole world is against their union is just something out of a fairytale!!
So what are you waiting for? If you’re a fan of The Untamed drama and are searching for something exciting and thrilling in every twist and turn, this is it! An epic tale of forbidden love, sacrifice, and destiny is like riding a rollercoaster of emotions; every twist and turn keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The visuals are beautiful with the amazing graphics, and the lead actors, with their excellent talent for acting, breathed life into their characters. An adaptation of the novel ”Zhu Yan” by Chang Yue the Chinese television series ”The Longest Promise” directed by Jeffery Chiang was aired in 2023.
The story takes place in Long Sang Continent and revolves around a young crown prince name Shu Ying faces a challenging situation when he is framed by the imperial consort Qui Shui.
Determined to save himself, he had no choice but to fake his death. He begins his cultivation at Jiuyi mountain, where he crosses path with Zhu Yan, the princess of the Chi Yi clan, who also become his student.
Then, the forbidden love of teacher and student blossoms as their bond deepens. As fate would have it, they were eventually torn apart and were compelled to accept the harsh realities of a life-and-death political struggle.
Despite all those challenges and odds against them, they eventually rise above their differences and follow their duty to protect their kingdom. Despite all the challenges they faced, together, they vowed to protect their land.
10. Handsome Sibling
Tightened your seat belt and get ready to be bewitched along the way as you embark on the incredible tale of these twin brothers in the world of Martial arts.
Although separated at birth, destinies lead them towards something extraordinary in a place Known as the Ten Great Villains raised Villains’ Valley Jiang Xiaoyu. His mischievous nature and playful tricks, yet being kind-hearted is one of a kind not many possess.
Bringing joy to those around him while believing he is Jianghu’s greatest villain is one of the personalities that describe him the best. Little does he know what fate has planned for him along his journey. He reunites with Hua Wuque, who he doesn’t know is his actual twin brother.
Hua Wuque, on the other hand, was raised by Princess Yao Yue in Yi Hua Palace. Princess Yao Yue who was harboring a one-sided love for their father, Jiang Feng, and longs for revenge on their father. And hoped that by separating the twins at birth, they would become moral enemies.
Despite Princess Yao Yue’s hope for hostility, the brothers’ bond is stronger than any scheme or conspiracy. Concurrently, Jiang Bie He, formerly Jiang Feng’s servant, joins Jiang Yu Lang in an unimaginable conspiracy against Jianghu.
Together, the twin brothers are determined to make a great name for themselves in the martial arts world, resolve the conspiracy, and uncover the truth about their identities.