Candle in the Tomb (TV series)
Candle in the Tomb (Chinese: 鬼吹灯之精绝古城) is a 2016 Chinese web series based on the novel Ghost Blows Out the Light. It is directed by Kong Sheng, produced by Hou Hongliang and stars Jin Dong, Joe Chen and Zhao Da. It tells the story of a gang of tomb raiders as they go on adventures and unearth the truth behind a mysterious curse. The drama aired 3 episodes every Monday at 20:00 on Tencent Video from 19 December 2016.
|Candle in the Tomb|
|Genre||Action, Adventure, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller|
|Based on||Ghost Blows Out the Light by Zhang Muye|
|Written by||Zhang Muye|
|Directed by||Kong Sheng|
|Ending theme||Flowing Down (顺流而下) by Jane Zhang|
|Country of origin||China|
|No. of episodes||21|
|Running time||35 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Daylight Entertainment|
Tencent Penguin Pictures
|Original network||Tencent Video|
|Original release||19 December 2016|
The series received acclaim for its exciting and fast-paced storyline, actors' performance as well as staying true to the novel. It surpassed 200 million views in one day and has over 1.6 billion views in total.
|A former soldier who becomes a tomb raider by chance. He acquired specialized knowledge of tomb configuration through a book inherited from his family.|
|American-born Chinese. A photographer for National Geographic. Resourceful and calm, she helps the group get out of dangerous situations.|
|Bayi's former comrade and good friend.|
|A businessman specializing in handling ancient artifacts.|
|An Liman is an incognito Maoshan descendant. The old guide of the desert always uses Hu’s will as an excuse to escape without hesitation. The old foxes and live maps in the desert are more important than life. With Professor Chen and Hu Bayi and his entourage, they are looking for an ancient city in the Black Desert.|
|Professor Chen is a well-regulated person, an antique, and the general manager of the entire ancient city archaeological team. In the archaeological work of the ancient city, it is a science popularization, able to explain the various relics and strange creatures found in the archaeological process.|
|Hao Aiguo is a student of Professor Chen, and his intellectual atmosphere is strong. Follow Professor Chen's archaeological team to find the ancient city, responsible for the work of the entire archaeological team. I began to disdain the attitude of Hu Bayi and others, but I was very admired after I heard Hu Fengyi’s research on Feng Shui. After the death, he died in the desert.|
Awards and nominations
|2017||2nd Golden Guduo Media Awards||Most Influential Web Series||Candle in the Tomb||Won|
|Best Director||Kong Sheng||Won|
|2nd Asia New Media Film Festival||Jury Grand Prize||Candle in the Tomb||Won|
|Most Popular Web Series||Won|
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