The Smiling Proud Wanderer (2018)
Chinese Title: Xin Xiao Ao Jianghu / 新笑傲江湖
Director: 金琛 Jin Chen
Genre: Jin Yong Novel
Country: Mainland China
Ding Guan Sen (丁冠森) as Linghu Chong/Yang Lianting
Chen Xun (陈汛) as Lin Pingzhi
Ding Yi Xi (丁禹兮) as Dongfang Bu Bai
Xue Hao Jing (薛昊婧) as Ren Yingying (successor of the Sun Moon Holy Cult, likes Linghu Chong)
Liu Jia Tong (刘珈彤) as Lan Feng Huang (“Blue Phoenix” leader of the Five Immortals Cult)
Jiang Zhuo Jun (姜卓君) as Yilin (Dingyi’s apprentice and the daughter of Monk Bujie and Mute Granny, likes Linghu Chong)
Ding Guan Sen as Linghu Chong/Yang Lianting (eldest disciple of Mount Hua Sect, likes Yue Lingshan than Ren Yingying)
Chen Xun as Lin Pingzhi (disciple of Mount Hua Sect, son of Ling Zhen Nan)
Ding Yi Xi as Dongfang Bubai (head master of the Sun Moon Holy Cult)
Xue Hao Jing as Ren Yingying (successor of the Sun Moon Holy Cult, likes Linghu Chong)
Liu Jia Tong as Lan Feng Huang (“Blue Phoenix” leader of the Five Immortals Cult)
Jiang Zhuo Jun as Yilin (Dingyi’s apprentice and the daughter of Monk Bujie and Mute Granny, likes Linghu Chong)
The Smiling Proud Wanderer is a 50-episodes new adaptation based on Jin Yong classic novel of the same name Xiao Ao Jiang Hu 笑傲江湖. As of February 2018, concept poster of the three main characters are released.
Introducing beautiful young new actress Xue Hao Jing is born on August 28, 1994, starred in her first film Happiness is Coming, and her first tv series, The Smiling Proud Wanderer 2018. She plays Ren Yingying who is the daughter of Ren Woxing, leader of the Sun Moon Holy Cult.
It seems that with all the continuing and ongoing new remakes of classic novels, that to me it’s creating an image of introducing new young actors and actresses to take on the iconic roles that were once usually played by well-known stars. Some actors and actresses who only played minor roles or supporting roles are now taking on leading roles and it’s a way of introducing them to fans and viewers, and with remake you can always expect something new. You can watch the 2001 adaptation of Xiao Ao Jianghu starring Li Ya Peng Laughing in the Wind 2001. I have only one favorite actor as Linghu Chong which has long been embedded in me and it’s Jackie Liu from State of Divinity 1996 OST.
The story is about friendship and love, deception and betrayal, ambition and lust for power. Linghu Chong, the protagonist of the story, is an orphan who is the senior student of Yue Buqun, leader of Huashan Sect. The story deals with his journey and development as a swordsman, and his witness to the various intrigues which take place in the martial world of the story. The Smiling Proud Wanderer begin filming in April 2017 and expecting a release date in February 2018. More casting to be revealed follow us for theme song & new updates.
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu (DVD), $6.96-187.96, @ Ebay
Premiere Date: February 26, 2018 Youku