This upcoming costume series will be "loosely" based on a very very popular Chinese fantasy novel written by Fresh 果果 or roughly translated as "Fresh Fruit." I actually read one of her novels before but never attempted to read Hua Qian Gu. My hesitation sprang from the female protagonist's emotionally oppressed love that permeated the novel. In my mind (please pardon me if I'm wrong), reading pages after pages of Hua Qian Gu's unreciprocated love for her master, Bai Zihua, just didn't appeal for me. To give us a happy ending and satisfying closure, Bai Zihua will eventually learn to reciprocate his discipline's romantic feelings. However, his love epiphany comes too late. The relationship of the master and discipline has rifted far too apart and Hua Qian Bu for various reasons provokes Bai Zihua to kill her.
In the fantasy world, dead people come back to life. I heard that the setting of Hua Qian Gu changed from supernatural realm into Wuxia. So...I don't know how dead people come back to life in Wuxia world?
P.S. I really dislike Wallace Huo's wig. I prefer his natural hairline. The wig somehow just looks really "off."
Anyway, you can learn more about the original story from the following links:
Novel Summary & Spoilers
Shusheng Bar Novel Review
Zhao Liying as Hua Qian Gu
Wallace Huo as Bai Zihua (the Master of Changliu)