Mazu (TV series)

Mazu (Chinese: 妈祖) is a 2012 mythology fantasy television series directed by Lu Qi and starring Liu Tao, Stephen Wong Ka-lok, and Yan Kuan.[2][3] The television series also stars Roy Liu, Wei Zongwan, Zhao Hongfei, Coffee Lü, and Ruby Lin. It is based on the Chinese myths of Mazu.

Mazu
Traditional媽祖
Simplified妈祖
MandarinMāzǔ
GenreChinese mythology, fantasy, historical
Based onMazu
Written byZeng Youqing
Directed byLu Qi
StarringLiu Tao
Stephen Wong Ka-lok
Yan Kuan
Opening themeTan Jing Mazu
Country of originChina
Original language(s)Mandarin
No. of episodes38
Production
Executive producer(s)Meng Fanyao, Yang Ping
Production company(s)People's Government of Putian
Binhai District Bureau of Culture
Beijing Wanglian Bafang Culture Media Co., LTD
Release
Original networkCCTV-8[1]
First shown inChina
Original releaseDecember 31, 2012 (2012-12-31) 
January 8, 2013 (2013-01-08)

Cast

  • Liu Tao as Mazu
  • Stephen Wong Ka-lok as Yang Shengquan
    • Wan Changhao as Yang Shengquan
  • Yan Kuan as Wu Zonglun
  • Wei Zongwan as Dragon King
  • Liu Jia as Mother Wang, Mazu's mother.
  • Roy Liu as Lin Yuan, Mazu's father.
  • Zhao Hongfei as Ya Zi, Dragon King's son.
  • Coffee Lü as Guihua, Lin Yuan's adopted daughter.
  • Ruby Lin as Guanyin.
  • Hu Biao as Lin Hongyi, Mazu's elder brother.
  • Wang Yamei as Li Haiyan, Lin Hongyi's wife.
  • Zhuang Qingning as Lin Miaozhu, Mazu's elder sister.

Critical reception

The television series received positive reviews.[4][5]

The television series earned the Full-length Television Series Second Prize at the 29th Flying Apsaras Awards.[6]

References

  1. 电视剧《妈祖》31日开播. Chinadaily (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2014-03-20. Retrieved 2012-12-27.
  2. "Mythology TV series "Mazu" a hit". Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  3. "Mythology TV series "Mazu" a hit". People. 2013-01-07.
  4. 《妈祖》完美落幕 创造了神话剧的收视神话. 163.com (in Chinese). 2013-01-10.
  5. "Mythology TV series "Mazu" enjoys popularity". Sina. 2013.
  6. 5部上海产电视剧荣膺第29届中国电视剧飞天奖. eastday.com (in Chinese). 2013-08-21.
  • (in Chinese) Mazu Sina
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