The Legend of Jade Sword 莽荒纪 is a Chinese fantasy TV series based on the novel by I Eat Tomatoes 我吃西红柿, a peculiar pen name but one that is certainly hard to forget.
The story is set during the Xia dynasty, the first ever recorded dynasty in ancient Chinese history, a period rife with influences of mythology and folklore because it is close to the beginning of time when Pangu was said to have opened the heaven and the earth. The protagonist Ji Ning Tian is a gifted warrior and the successor of his clan who faces the inordinate responsibility of protecting his entire tribe from extinction.
The series stars Hawick Lau (Chronicle of Life), Wang Ou (Disguiser), Niu Jun Feng (Just One Smile is Very Alluring), Zhang Jun Ning and Li Wei.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2016 best Chinese TV series.