Candle in the Tomb: The Weasel Grave

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Candle in the Tomb: The Weasel Grave


  • Title: 鬼吹灯之黄皮子坟 / Gui Chui Deng Zhi Huang Pi Zi Fen
  • Also known as: Candle in the Tomb: The Weasel Grave
  • Genre: Adventure, suspense, action, supernatural
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: QQ
  • Broadcast period: 2017-Jul-21
  • Air time: 20:00
  • Related TV shows: Candle in the Tomb Series


A middle-aged Hu Ba Yi found an old photograph when he was packing. The memory brought him back to his young college days in the 1960s, to his first adventure with his best friends Wang Kai Xuan and Ding Si Tian, his meeting with a cold and mysterious girl Hua Mei, that led him to became a tomb expert in the future.

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  • Filming began early October and finished in mid December 2016.
  • The series has surpassed 1 billion views in just 2 weeks of airing. In 5 weeks, it has surpassed 2 billion views.
  • The timeline of story marked it as a prequel to the other adaptations.
  • Filming took place in Inner Mongolia, Zheng Zhou and Beijing.
  • Filming started in November 2016 and ended on January 23, 2017.
  • Even though Ethan Ruan's Mandarin may have a Taiwanese accent, Guan Hu and the actor decided after many rounds of discussion to refrain from hiring a voice actor. They decided that using Ethan's voice will provide a more realistic portrayal. Moreover, Hu Bayi before joining the army was from Fujian

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