Stephen Chow's portrayal as the Monkey King has turned A Chinese Odyssey into a classic that a third sequel was released more than twenty years after the movie premiered in 1995.
A Chinese Odyssey: Love You A Million Years 大话西游之爱你一万年 is a Chinese TV series starring Huang Zi Tao, Zhao Yi, Yin Zheng (Classic of Mountains and Seas) and Liu Tian Zuo.
Not much information is available regarding the plot though it should be similar to its predecessors, putting a romantic arc to the timeless tale of The Journey of the West. In fact, it is directed by Liu Zhen Wei who directed the film versions as well.
Former EXO member Huang Zi Tao attempts his first c-drama and whether he will rise to the challenge remains to be seen especially because Monkey King is an iconic role previously played by Jet Li, Stephen Chow, Dicky Cheung and most recently Han Geng. Nevertheless, I am quite excited to see him in wuxia since his background as a martial artist is practically made for the genre.
He plays opposite Zhao Yi who is a complete newcomer in the entertainment industry. Given how the movie failed to become a blockbuster, maybe the TV series which seems like a huge gamble in and of itself will surprise us all. More info on Tao as the Monkey King (article from cpoplove).