'The Ghost Bride': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the supernatural Netflix drama
'The Ghost Bride' is a Netflix original based on the book by Yangsze Choo and is slated to release on January 23. Actor Peijia Huang plays the role of Pan Li Lan who receives the offer to become the Ghost Bride of Tian Ching, the spoiled son of Madam Lim
'The Ghost Bride' is a Netflix Original show based on the book by author Yangsze Choo. The season 1 will consist of six episodes and Taiwanese-American scriptwriter Wu Kai Yu was hired to lead a team of scriptwriters in adapting the book.
The show is set to premiere January 23 on Netflix.
The official synopsis of the show says, "The Ghost Bride is set in 1890s Colonial Malacca. Li Lan has been offered a marriage proposal from the wealthy Lim Family to become the 'ghost bride' to their recently deceased son. Her family will be saved from a lifetime of debt, but she’ll spend the rest of her life being haunted by the Lim family’s son. Desperate to get out of this ghastly arrangement, she soon finds herself wrapped up in a murder mystery and embroiled in other-worldly affairs much bigger than she could have ever imagined."
Peijia Huang as Pan Li Lan
Actor Peijia Huang plays the role of Pan Li Lan who receives the offer to become the Ghost Bride of Tian Ching, the spoiled son of Madam Lim. She is a free-spirited, adventurous teenager in a world where females can never be as important as men. Even from her young age, her dream was always to travel the world, especially Paris, the place where her late mother promised to bring her.
Wu Kang Jen as Er Lang
Actor Wu Kang Jen plays the role of Er Lang, a 500-year-old immortal who looks like a young man in the show. He is a Heaven’s Guard, Heaven’s version of a police force working on cases related to Heaven, Underworld, and the Human World.
He is initially doubted for poisoning Tian Ching, but Li Lan learns that he is an immortal. Their relationship progresses into a friendship.
Ludi Lin as Lim Tian Bai
Actor Ludi Lin plays the role of Lim Tian Bai, who is a medical graduate. He has returned to Malacca after an education abroad and is the man Li Lan crushes on in the show. After meeting Li Lan, Tian Bai finds himself conflicted between his feelings and his responsibility towards his family.
Kuang Tian as Lim Tian Ching
Actor Kuang Tian plays the role of Lim Tian Ching, the son of an affluent family in Malacca. His death is widely advertised to be a result of an illness, but Tian Ching believes he was poisoned.
Even after his death, because of the offerings that are burnt for him, he enjoys a privileged life. When he gets involved with Li Lan, he demands that Li Lan be his ghost bride and the proposal comes along with various threats and hauntings towards Li Lan and the Pan family.
Taiwanese-American scriptwriter Wu Kai Yu was hired to adapt the book into a six-episode screenplay for a TV show. She previously worked on the NBC series 'Hannibal' and the DC series 'The Flash'.
According to a statement by Netflix, Wu was born in Taiwan and was freaked out by ghost weddings as a child. Through 'The Ghost Bride' however, she has come to understand that ghost weddings are a way to remember and pay respects to the dead.
The trailer of the show introduces the audience to Li Lan's life before and after she receives the offer to be the Ghost Bride for a son from an affluent family. She is pulled into solving a murder mystery in return for saving the life of her father.
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