The Gods is another adaptation of the 16th century classic novel “Investiture of the Gods”. It is a romanticised retelling of the overthrow of King Zhou, the last ruler of the Shang dynasty, by Ji Fa (Jaco Zhang), who would establish the Zhou dynasty in its place. The story integrates oral and written tales of many Chinese mythological figures who are involved in the struggle as well. These figures include human heroes, immortals and various spirits. Bewitched by his concubine Daji (Wang Li Kun), who is actually a vixen spirit in disguise as a beautiful woman, King Zhou of Shang oppresses his people and persecutes those who oppose him, including his own subjects who dare to speak up to him. Ji Fa (King Wu of Zhou), assisted by his strategist Jiang Ziya (Yu He Wei), rallies an army to overthrow the tyrant and restore peace and order. Throughout the story, battles are waged between the kingdoms of Shang and Zhou, with both sides calling upon various supernatural beings – deities, immortals, demons, spirits, and humans with magical abilities – to aid them in the war. Yuanshi Tianzun bestows upon Jiang Ziya the “Fengshen Bang”, a list that empowers him to invest the gods of Heaven. The heroes of Zhou and some of their fallen enemies from Shang are eventually endowed with heavenly ranking and essentially elevated to their roles as gods.
Investiture of the Gods – 封神演义
Release Date: 2019-04-08
Main Cast: Wang Li Kun, Luo Jin, Yu He Wei, Jaco Zhang, Deng Lun, Hu Jing, Collin Chou, He Du Juan
Genre: Costume & Period, Historical, Fantasy
Network: Hunan TV
Original Novel: Investiture of the Gods by Xu Zhong Lin & Lu Xi Xing
Related Content: Gods of Honour (2001 Hong Kong drama), The Legend and the Hero (2007 drama), The Legend and the Hero 2 (2009 drama), The Investiture of the Gods (2014 drama), The Investiture of the Gods II (2015 drama), League of Gods (2016 movie)
Trailers: Trailer (RAW)
Where to watch with subtitles: Youtube
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Year of Production: 2015
Production Company: Mango Studios, Cathay Media, CCTV Creative Media, Sansang Media, China Teleplay Production Center (CTPC)
Distribution Company: Mango Studios, Cathay Media
Producer: He Jin, Yang Xiao Ming
Director: Shen Yu Zhe
Screenwriter: Zhu Su Jin
Filming Location: Hengdian World Studios
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11 thoughts on “[Finished Airing] Investiture of the Gods”
Would be interested in contributing 2 payment if ya’ll ever decide to sub this. Thanks for the heads up on this historical drama. Will request on Viki and DF.
I’ve been looking forward to this drama since 2015. I hope it’s worth the agonizing wait.
This looks interesting – would like to watch it subbed.
I would watch a drama with Luo Jin. I submitted the request to Drama Fever today.
i have been wanting see this for awhile.Another I hope to see translated.
So sad (actually quite pissed)they canceled this Drama before it finished.I waited 2 years for this to come to fruition and these Ass hats cancel it after 52 episodes. Way to go China.
This link has the last episodes and episode 55 is the end of the drama, but there are no english subs yet.
Very disappointed… Should not advertise a movie that is incomplete and not tell anyone. Watched on amazon to episode 53 with English subs and now I not know the ending and cannot find it anywhere… if they finished it in a rush or for what ever reason then air it at least we will have closure on the movie good or bad. sheesh!
This link has the last two episodes and episode 55 is the end of the drama, but there are no english subs yet.