The Legend and the Hero

The Legend and the Hero is a 2007 Chinese television series adapted from the 16th-century novel Fengshen Yanyi (also known as Investiture of the Gods or Creation of the Gods) written by Xu Zhonglin and Lu Xixing. The first season started airing on CCTV-8 in February 2007. It was followed by a sequel, The Legend and the Hero 2 in 2009.

The Legend and the Hero
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Also known asFengshen Bang
Fengshen Yanyi
Traditional封神榜之鳳鳴岐山
Simplified封神榜之凤鸣岐山
MandarinFēngshén Bǎng zhī Fèng Míng Qíshān
GenreChinese mythology, shenmo, fantasy
Based onInvestiture of the Gods
by Xu Zhonglin and Lu Xixing
Screenplay byCheng Ruilong
Chen Longxiang
Dahei
Directed byJin Guozhao
Cheng Lidong
Presented byCheng Lidong
Cui Changhong
StarringFan Bingbing
Steve Ma
Liu Dekai
Zhou Jie
Eddie Kwan
Opening themeAi (愛) performed by Fan Zhuqing and Wang Yingzi
Ending theme1. Fengshen Bang (封神榜) performed by Zhou Peng
2. Yi Shi Qing (一世情) performed by Chen Guoning
Country of originChina
Original languageMandarin
No. of episodes40
Production
Executive producersZhou Zhengyuan
Li Guangming
Liu Guizhen
Li Xiaoli
Zou Xiaoli
Li Xiaoguo
Yu Wei
ProducersCheng Lidong
Yang Gui
Huang Weihong
Li Jinyuan
Yang Lingling
Yan Xiaoqin
Zhou Haiwen
Zhang Suzhou
Li Guangming
Yang Wenhu
Ding Hui
Li Yue
Duan Jianwu
Liang Zhixiang
Yan Aihua
Production locationChina
CinematographyLi Xinbo
Wang Xuguang
Running time45 minutes per episode
Release
Original networkJilin Television
Original releaseFebruary 2007 (2007-02)
Chronology
Followed byThe Legend and the Hero 2
Related showsGods of Honour (2001)

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