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, what a name.
It is set during the Xia dynasty, the first ever recorded dynasty in Chinese history. It is a period rife with influences of mythology and folklore since it's close to the beginning of time when Pangu was said to have opened the heaven and the earth.
Ji Ning Tian (Hawick Lau) is a gifted warrior and the successor of his clan who faces the inordinate responsibility of protecting his entire tribe from extinction.
For synopsis, cast and ratings, see 2016 best Chinese TV series.