It's Official: Luo Yunxi and Arthur Chen Headline Drama Adaptation of The Husky and His White Cat Shizun

Boy oh boy. Look at what just dropped into our laps! Remember the drama adaptation of the popular novel The Husky and His White Cat Shizun 二哈和他的白猫 and how we were guessing that Leo Luo Yunxi and Arthur Chen Feiyu were the actors roped in to play the two male lead roles? All the time spent perusing and zooming in on the two conceptual posters that production designed was well worth it as it turns out Netizen’s spidey skills were bang on the money! We still have no official posters to show, but at least we've got good news. 

The drama Hao Yi Xing  皓衣, now with a running English title of Immortality, officially confirmed the casting via letters from the leads in a new post indicating - “New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and Master Chu (Leo Luo Yunxi) and Mo Weiyu (Arthur Chen Feiyu) have letters”. 

".....In the coming year ahead, I hope I get to eat a bowl of hot chili oil wontons everyday. "

What do you guys have to say about the casting now that the drama has officially confirmed Leo as Master Chu and Arthur as Mo Ran?  As to how their roles will progress in the drama adaptation though, things are still looking uncertain at this point with censorship and all that. Will it end up to be a watered down version of the novel, or will the whole BL aspect be written out completely? Maybe the genders of certain characters will be changed? Who knows. Perhaps the script will manage to walk the thin line set by the censors while staying true to the novel. Time will soon tell.






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19 comments:

  1. This will be my most anticipated drama in the next year with the genre and actors. Hope Tencent does a good job with the script.

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  2. the comparison between The Untamed and fan wars have already begun. Apparently one of the leads said - Arthur i believe - Yibo only got famous for starring in a BL and now he's doing the same which is not sitting well with fans. The comparison with The Untamed will be unavoidable because of the BL factor but I do not seeing anything being bigger and better than The Untamed anytime soon.

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    1. arthur did not say that. that's not true - it is NOT confirmed and there's no proof. that rumor has the same credibility as yizhan shippers saying wang yibo and xiao zhan are dating in real life. the only thing that's there is that arthur accidentally liked a post in which wang yibo was photoshopped with shorter legs, in which he instantly unliked and apologised for, saying it was an accident. as someone who uses weibo daily, i have also accidentally liked stuff while scrolling so it's not impossible. unless there's more proof, it's not a solid reason to hate.

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    2. OMG They're not dating? BJYX is not real? OHHH NOOOOO!

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    3. @Anon 2.b

      LOOOOLLLLL!!!

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    4. it’s truly ironic how The Untamed fans keep spreading fake news about Chen Feiyu everywhere. I know y’all probably don’t know better and think it’s true, but you’d think ppl who watched The Untamed would understand its core lesson about blindly believing and propagating damaging false rumors about a person without bothering to fact check

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    5. take care when you generalize, Not All Fans are like that.

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    6. Lol... Since when saying my finger slip is an apology, he is trash accept it

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    7. @2.d: Haha well said. It seems like fans learn nothing except "BJYX is real!"

      @2.f: Well then bash him for the things he did. Rather than come up with fake rumors saying he criticized BL adaptations or he said Wang Yibo only got famous for starring in a BL Spreading such lies will only make people side with Chen Feiyu instead.

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    8. as far as I know about English, saying “sorry” is an expression of apology. of course it’s up to everyone if they wanna forgive or not, but y’all can’t be out there spreading lies about him just bc you’re mad about that

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  3. Either the censors will be more careful or less careful - more careful because things are tightening up, or less careful because they know BL makes tons of money. Unknown was partially (or mostly) successful because 1) Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan had such blazing chemistry 2) the producers did an outstanding job fooling the censors. 3) BL is extremely popular. So it depends on the natural chemistry Arthur Chen and Luo Yunxi have together onscreen.

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  4. Very excited for this~ Gonna buy Tencent VIP once this drama airs in order to support it as much as possible. Still can't believe they managed to book Luo Yunxi - THE most desired Chu Wanning casting ever. They actually managed to book an A Lister for a BL adaption.

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    1. Leo isn’t exactly A-lister. He’s on the rise.

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  5. In my books he is A-lister.

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  6. I don't know the story, so I can't comment on how well they will fit their respective roles, but I like the pairing so far. I like Leo's acting and think he looks great in these types of costumes, and I think Arthur visually looks like a good counterpart to Leo. I imagine a lot of people will be looking forward to this drama. I know I'll probably check it out once it releases.

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  7. I don't have anything against LGBTQ+ people, but really? Another LGBTQ+ drama? Please no. Oh wait guys I'm only 14 so can you please clarify this for me??? I don't really understand "bromance", which is what seems to be going on here. Does bromance literally just mean two boys' romance or is it ... I don't know, something else???

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    1. Forgive me if I'm answering a question you're just asking sarcastically or in jest (hard to tell with Internet conversations), but if you're asking what "bromance" means literally, it's just a really close, but non-sexual relationship between males. The relationship in the live action drama Untamed is technically just a bromance, even though in the novel it's a BL (romantic relationship), Yeah, they were extremely close and at times appeared to be more than friends, but nothing more really happened. I imagine the relationship in this drama will be platonic as well (can't see how it could be romantic given censorship).

      I don't usually read or watch BL manga, anime, etc., but because it's just platonic in dramas, it makes for an interesting dynamic between the characters--"cute" is how I'd describe it. It's something different to watch, so as long as the plot, actors, and overall quality are good, I don't mind it. And remember, BLs are targeted towards a female audience; good looking leads, complex personalities, challenges to overcome together, bonding--you can see why it generates a lot of hype.

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    2. I agree with @C.T. The dyanamic of bromance is interesting, as long as the drama don't overdo it and make it cringy. I got sick of romance dramas with capable/cold male leads and dumb/bright female leads, so bromance is a fresh air as both main leads tend to be more evenly matched and provide a more interesting dynamic.

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  8. This is exciting News for the novel fans!!! I hope Tencent would do a great justice, especially the screenplay!!! I haven't seen any of the main leads work, but hearing that they're good in other dramas--I have hope. I'm currently reading the novel, so I have high hope for this adaptation. Perhaps it would exceed the Untamed, perhaps not?? We shall see!! Not even sure if they will keep it BR, or go on a different direction?? Hopefully BR is enough, with all the restrictions.

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