Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (2021)
- 1 Details
- 2 Synopsis
- 3 User/Viewer Ratings
- 4 Cast
- 4.1 Main Cast
- 4.2 Dali Kingdom / Duan Family
- 4.3 Beggar Sect
- 4.4 Murong Sect
- 4.5 Shaolin Sect
- 4.6 The Four Evils
- 4.7 Carefree Sect
- 4.8 Mount Heaven Sect
- 4.9 Lords of the 36 Caves & 72 Islands
- 4.10 Xingxiu Sect
- 4.11 Limitless Sword Sect
- 4.12 Liao Kingdom / Khitans
- 4.13 Western Xia Kingdom
- 4.14 Heroes Gathering Manor
- 4.15 Others
- 5 Production Credits
- 6 Notes
- 7 External Links
- Title: 天龙八部 / Tian Long Ba Bu
- English title: Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils
- Genre: Wuxia
- Episodes: 50
- Broadcast network: CCTV, Tencent
- Broadcast period: 2021-Aug-14
- Original soundtrack: Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (2021) OST
- Related TV series: see Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils
The story centers around the Beggar Leader Qiao Feng, the Dali Prince Duan Yu and the Shaolin Monk Xu Zhu.
- Tony Yang as Qiao Feng / Xiao Feng
- Leader of Beggar Sect, later became Prince Nan Yuan of Liao Kingdom after known the truth about his true origin.
- Prince of Dali Kingdom, later became Emperor Xuan Ren of Dali.
- Zhang Tian Yang as Xu Zhu
- A kind-hearted monk, later became the leader of Carefree Sect and master of Lingjiu Palace.
- Janice Man as Wang Yuyan
- Murong Fu's cousin, Duan Yu's love interest. She is able to identify various types of martial arts simply by observation, even though she does not practise the skills. Daughter of Duan Zhengchun & Li Qingluo.
- Su Qing as Ah Zhu
- Qiao Feng's lover, eldest daughter of Duan Zhengchun & Ruan Xingzhu. She is very skilled in the art of disguise.
- He Hong Shan as Ah Zi
- Ah Zhu's sister, second daughter of Duan Zhengchun & Ruan Xingzhu. She is sadistic and cruel, and takes pleasure in torturing and mutilating anyone who offends her.
Dali Kingdom / Duan Family
- Shen Xiao Hai as Duan Zhengming, Emperor Bao Ding, Duan Yu's uncle
- Song Zi Qiao as Empress Bao Ding, Duan Yu's aunt
- Qiu Xin Zhi as Duan Zhengchun, Prince of Dali Kingdom, Duan Yu's father
- Xu Dong Dong as Dao Baifeng, Princess of Dali Kingdom, Duan Yu's mother
- Rain Lau as Ruan Xingzhu, Ah Zhu & Ah Zi's mother
- Wang Wan Juan as Gan Baobao
- Huang Yi as Qin Hongmian
- Ma Ya Shu as Li Qingluo, Wang Yuyan's mother
- Liu Mei Tong as Mu Wanqing, daughter of Duan Zhengchun & Qin Hongmian
- Sun Ya Li as Zhong Ling, daughter of Duan Zhengchun & Gan Baobao
- Wu Hao (吴浩) as Ba Tianshi, one of the three highest ranked ministers in Dali government, highly skilled in martial arts
- Wang Yi Fu (王一夫) as Hua Hegen, one of the three highest ranked ministers in Dali government, highly skilled in martial arts
- Wan Xin (万鑫) as Fan Hua, one of the three highest ranked ministers in Dali government, highly skilled in martial arts
- Wu Hao as Chu Wanli
- Chen Zhi Jie as Zhu Danchen
- Liang Shi Min as Fu Sigui
- Heavenly Dragon Monastery, a Buddhist monastery located in Dali. Some of the monks are former members of Dali's royal family:
- Su Qiang as Ku Rong, Duan Yanqing's uncle and the most senior monk in the monastery, he lets Duan Yu read the "Six Meridians Divine Sword" manual and memorise it before destroying the book to prevent Jiu Mozhi from obtaining it.
- Zhu Wen Sheng (朱文圣) as Ben Yin, Duan Zhengming's uncle and the monastery's abbot
- Long Wei as Ben Xiang
- Li Qing (李清) as Ben Can
- Yang Jian Lan (杨剑岚) as Ben Guan
- Ray Lui as Wang Jiantong, Qiao Feng's teacher and previous leader of Beggar Sect
- Liu Guan Lin as Ma Dayuan, deputy leader of Beggar Sect
- Zhu Zhu as Kang Min, Ma Dayuan's wife
- Zhao Zhen Ting as Quan Guanqing, leader of Dazhi branch, nicknamed "All Rounded Scholar"
- Zhou Pu as Bai Shijing, law enforcement elder of Beggar Sect
- Li Jun as Elder Chen
- Shi Chuan Ming as Elder Wu
- Yu Kuai (于快) as Elder Song
- Han Cheng Cai as Elder Xi
- Bai Jin Cheng as Elder Xu, a retired elder who appears at the meeting in Apricot Forest to affirm that the contents of the letter about Qiao Feng's origin are genuine
- Su Gang (苏钢) as Elder Xiang, an elder in charge of supervising martial arts training
- Cao Lei as Jiang Duozhu, leader of Dayi Branch
- Wu Hai Bo as Li Chunlai, passed a false message to Bai Shijing
- Leader of Murong Sect in Gusu and Wang Yuyan's cousin. He is a descendant of the royal families of the Yan states of the Sixteen Kingdoms era.
- Wang Tong Hui as Murong Bo, Murong Fu's father
- Xing Xin Xin (邢馨心) as Madame Murong
- Guo Jia Nuo as Deng Baichuan
- Wang Bin as Gong Zhigan
- Li Hong Quan as Bao Butong
- Huang Shuo Wen as Feng Bo'e
- Hao Yu Yu as A Bi, Murong Fu's attendant, a relative of Kang Guangling
- Li Hao Han as Xuan Ci, abbot of Shaolin
- Yuen Cheung Yan as Sweeping Reverend, a nameless monk of unknown origin, his prowess in inner energy and martial arts is so powerful
- Ma Jin Wen as Xuan Ji, head of the Discipline Hall, he specialises in using the palm skill "Once Clap, Two Scatters". He succeeds Xuanci as the abbot of Shaolin
- Wu Li Hua as Xuan Nan, head of the Bodhidharma Hall
- Zhi Hong as Xuan Du, he specialises in using the finger skill "Flower Pinching Finger"
- Deng Li Min as Xuan Ku, Xiao Feng's teacher. He is mortally wounded by Xiao Yuanshan, who disguised himself as Xiao Feng
- Li Jia Wei as Hui Lun, Xu Zhu's teacher
- Li Jun Jin (李俊锦) as Hui Jing, a monk who catches the ice silkworm
- Shu Xin (束薪) as Xuan Bei
- Song Bin Wei as Xuan Kui
- Ding Kai as Xuan Jing
- Wang Wei as Xuan Can
- Cao Yu as Master Zhi Guang
- Yu Jin as Zhi Hui
- Zhang Jia Xing (张佳兴) as Zhi Jing
- Li Xiang (李享) as Zhi Ming
- Wang Yu Bin (王豫斌) as Zhi Kong
- Lan Zhuan Xiang (兰传翔) as Zhi Ran
The Four Evils
They are a group of four eccentric martial artists notorious for committing heinous crimes. The four are ranked in order of seniority:
- Sun Wei as Duan Yanqing, nicknamed "Overflowing with Evil", a distant relative of Duan Zhengming and Duan Zhengchun, and a former crown prince of Dali kingdom.
- Su Qian Wei as Ye Erniang, nicknamed "No Evil Left Undone", she suffers from an emotional breakdown and resorts to kidnapping other people's babies and treating them as her own before killing them, Xu Zhu's mother.
- Dong Ke Fei as Yue Laosan, nicknamed "Crocodile Deity of the Southern Sea", armed with a pair of giant scissors, he often threatens to kill people by breaking their necks.
- Wang Yi Fan as Yun Zhonghe, nicknamed "Thoroughly Cruel, Utterly Evil", is a lecherous fiend who preys on young women.
The Sect was founded by Xiao Yaozi. This sect is also known for its specialty in mechanism and traps. This sect doctrine is " Riding on heaven and earth, governing the 6 elements, roaming endlessly, that is carefree."
- Cui Peng as Wu Yazi
- Leader of Carefree Sect. He passed on his cultivation and martial arts skills to Xu Zhu and appointed him as the new sect leader after the latter won a chess tournament against Su Xinghe.
- Cong Rui Lin as Su Xinghe, Wu Yazi's first disciple, nicknamed "Deaf Mute Old Man" and "Intelligent Gentleman"
- Meng Li as Li Qiushui, junior sister of Tianshan Tonglao and Wu Yazi.
- Eight Friends of Hangu, they are Su Xinghe's apprentices. Each of them has a strong passion for a particular art or hobby:
- Xi Yong (席勇) as Fan Bailing, nicknamed "Qi Devil"
- Bo Chao Chun as Gou Du, nicknamed "Bookworm"
- Qiao Zhan Xin (乔占鑫) as Wu Lingjun, nicknamed "Painting Enthusiast"
- Mo Yang as Xue Muhua, nicknamed "Divine Physician"
- Wang Yin Zhi (王胤之) as Feng A'san, nicknamed "Marvellous Craftsman"
- Feng Sheng as Li Kuilei, nicknamed "Opera Fan"
Mount Heaven Sect
The Sect was founded by Tianshan Tonglao from the Carefree Sect and its headquarters is in Lingjiu Palace on the Piaomiao Peak of Mount Heaven. Its members were all women until Xu Zhu becomes its leader.
- Founder of Mount Heaven Sect and master of the Lingjiu Palace, Wu Yazi & Li Qiushui's senior sister. She used the "Life and Death Talisman" to poison many smaller martial arts sects and force them to submit to her.
- Liu Kai Hong as Ju Jian
- Wang Jian Zhen as Lan Jian
- Ma Yu Yao as Mei Jian
- Hong Shan Shan as Zhu Jian
- Lü Yi Shan as Yu Po, leader of the Haotian Section
- Qin Qin as Shi Sao, leader of the Zhutian Section
- Zhang Ying Wei as Fu Minyi, leader of the Yangtian Section
Lords of the 36 Caves & 72 Islands
They are a loose assembly of martial artists who were implanted with the "Life and Death Talisman", a deadly poison, and forced into submission by Tianshan Tonglao. Some of the Lords are:
- Chu Feng Ming as Wu Laoda
- A martial artist who broke into Lingjiu Palace. He chanced upon Tianshan Tonglao, who was in a temporary state of weakness, mistook her for a palace maid and captured her
- Su Hao as Reverend Bu Ping, nicknamed "Dragon King"
- Han Meng Wu as Sang Tugong, Lord of Bilin cave in Chuxi
- Qu Shu Xian (渠述献) as Zhang Dafu, Lord of mysterious island in the northern sea
- Gao Liang as Zhuo Bufan, nicknamed "God of Sword", is a formidable swordsman from the Yizihui Sword Sect
- Zhang Yong Zhong (张永钟) as Daxin Duozhu
- Yang Zuo Jiu as Sikong Xuan, Lord of Tibet Qiulong cave
- Wu Xuan as Island Lord Qin, Lord of Seahorse Island
- Jia Wei as Cave Lord An
The sect was founded by Ding Chunqiu, a former disciple of Carefree Sect.
- Miao Hao Jun as Ding Chunqiu, nicknamed "Old Freak of Xingxiu", he was Wu Yazi's former disciple and founder of Xingxiu Sect, specializes in toxicology and poison-based martial arts, Ah Zi's teacher
- Yang Chao (杨超) as Zhai Xingzi, Ding Chunqiu's eldest apprentice
- Wang Xiao Shuai (王小帅) as Chu Chenzi, Ding Chunqiu's eighth apprentice
Limitless Sword Sect
The Sect is based on Limitless Mountain in Dali. It is renamed "Limitless Cave" after it becomes a subject of Lingjiu Palace.
- Wang Jian Bing as Zuo Zimu, leader of the eastern branch
- Yang Zhi Ai (杨挚爱) as Xin Shuangqing, Zuo Zimu's junior and leader of the western branch
- Zhu Kui (朱奎) as Rong Ziju
- Hua Cheng as Gan Guanghao
- Zhang Fan (张凡) as Ge Guangpei
- Li Zi Ze as Yu Guangbiao / Wu Guangsheng
Liao Kingdom / Khitans
- Yu Rong Guang as Yelü Hongji
- Liu Mei Xi as Empress
- Liu Kai (刘凯) as Yelü Chongyuan, Emperor Uncle
- Xu Ai Min as Yelü Nielugu, Yelü Chongyuan's son
- Fu Lei as Yelü Moge
- Li Zhong (李忠) as Shi Li
- Li Cheng Jia as Yi Yekun
- Zha Wang Duo Ji (扎旺多吉) as Great General Pi Shi
- Mo Zhi Cheng (莫智程) as Lieutenant General of Liao Army
Western Xia Kingdom
- Li Chun Ai as Meng Gu
- Princess Yinchuan of Western Xia, Li Qiushui's granddaughter and Wang Yuyan's cousin. She is abducted by Tianshan Tonglao, who makes her consume aphrodisiac and brings her to the ice cellar every night to make love with Xu Zhu
- Zhang Wen Jun as Helian Tieshu
- A Western Xia general. He is in charge of first class hall, an organization established by the Western Xia government to recruit martial artists from all over the Jianghu to serve as mercenaries
Heroes Gathering Manor
- Du Hou Jia as You Tanzhi, You Ju's son and heir of Juxian Manor, later replace Xiao Feng and became the leader of Beggar Sect
- Zhang Jin Cheng as You Ju, Master of Juxian Manor, You Tanzhi's father
- Yan Su as You Ji, You Tanzhi's uncle
- Yang Cheng Ming as Shan Zheng, nicknamed "Stern Faced Judge", a reputable martial artist from Mount Tai
- Dou Zhi as Shan Boshan
- Tan Yi Bai (谭亦柏) as Shan's Five Heroes
- Meng Hao Fan (蒙浩帆) as Shan's Five Heroes
- Ren Chao Yang (任朝阳) as Shan's Five Heroes
- Tan Cheng Ming (谭程铭) as Shan's Five Heroes
- Hong Bo as Tan Gong
- Hong Jing Jing as Tan Po
- Tian Kai as Zhao Qiansun, Tan Po's senior
- Zhao Liang as Qi Laoliu
- Wang Hong Tao as Xiang Wanghai
- Qian Kun (钱坤) as Bao Qianling
- Zhu Xiao Yu as Jiu Mozhi
- An adviser to the Tibetan ruler and a reputable monk from a monastery in the Daxue Mountains. He is well versed in Buddhism and martial arts, but does not follow the Buddhist code of conduct
- Ao Er Qi Leng (敖尔其楞) as Prince Zong Zan
- A Tibetan prince who goes to Western Xia to participate in the contest for Princess Yinchuan's hand-in-marriage
- A Jurchen warrior who encounters Xiao Feng by chance and witnesses him slaying a ferocious bear with his bare hands
- Ren Tong (任彤) as Helibo, Wanyan Aguda's father, chief of Jurchen tribe
- Jiang Zhong Wei as Zhong Wanqiu, Master of Wanjie valley, Gan Baobao's husband
- Sun Wei as Xiao Yuanshan, Qiao Feng's biological father
- Shang Chao (商潮) as Shi Qinglu
- Qin Jun Jie as Rui Muyuan
- Hong Chang (洪昌) as Huang Meiseng
- Liu Ya Peng as Han Zongbing
- Lan Ting as Granny Rui
- Sun Lian Fang as Granny Yan
- Ding Shi Shi (丁诗诗) as Li Qiushui's younger sister
- Shi Yu (师瑜) as Li Qingluo's attendant
- Chen Lu (陈璐) as Madame Han
- Zhong Shi Yan (钟石岩) as Man on the mountain
- Wang Qinglong (王庆隆) as Master Guan Xin
- Chen Zheng Hua as Master Dao Qing
- Tang Qian (唐茜) as You Cao
- Wang Xin as Shi Biren
- Cheng Tao as Kang Min's father
- Xu Bai Wen as Li Yanzong
- Wu Hao Peng (吴浩鹏) as Nu Erhai
- Liu Jia Hao (刘家豪) as Dai Tou's cousin
- Lü Ming Ming (吕明明) as Qiao Sanhuai, Qiao Feng's adopted father
- Zhou Yan as Shen Yaochen
- Dong Zheng (董政) as Zhe Luoxing
- Zhang Yuan Yu as Mother Qiao
- Li Hua as Emperor of North
- Shi Jun (史军) as Privy envoy of North Court
- Zhang Cheng Ming as Privy envoy of South Court
- Li Yun Ao as Fat Man
- Dai Xu Dong (戴旭东) as Thin Man
- Original Writing: Demi Gods and Semi Devils by Jin Yong
- Director: Yu Rong Guang
- Screenwriter: Yuan Zi Dan
- Producers: Fang Fang, Sun Zhong Huai, Jiang Xiao Rong (蒋晓荣), Zhang Meng
- Company: Changyou Tianxia, Tencent Penguin Pictures, New Classics Media
- Filming began on January 8, 2019.
- Filming took place in Dali City.
- The story took place before the event of Legend of the Condor Heroes.