Online game inspired streaming drama becomes a hit

Source:Global Times Published: 2018/1/11 16:43:39

Promotional material for Your Highness Photo: IC

Your Highness, a streaming drama inspired by an online game, has become a hit among Chinese audiences. The show has become one of the hottest topics on social media platforms such as Sina Weibo, and also has a 7.4 out of 10 rating on Chinese media review Douban.

According to the show's producer Sohu TV, the 21-episode drama has been viewed more than 460 million times as of Thursday, the day the show's last episode was released. 

The show takes a unique spin on typical period dramas.

In the show, main character Qin Zhan travels into the world of a martial arts video game that he is playing, which is in turn based on marital arts novelist Jin Yong's work Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils.

The show not only follows some of the plot lines from the game, but also incorporates more story from the original book.

The production has been seen as a good role model for producers to follow when making TV series themed after online games.


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