What Happened to Immortality drama of Luo Yunxi and Chen Feiyu?

Immortality Chinese drama

The airing of the super hyped BL xianxia Chinese drama, Immortality, remains bleak as it's still lined up to secure approval from the regulatory board.

Immortality is an upcoming costume fantasy drama based on the BL xianxia novel: The Husky and His White Cat Shizun by Meatbun Doesn't Eat Meat. It stars Chen Feiyu or Arthur Chen and Luo Yunxi or Leo Luo. 

This drama has been completed its post production works in 2020 and was reported to air in April 2021, then September 2022. But it has been nearly a year since its last release update and we haven't heard anything from the production.

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Initial poster of Immortality 

Immortality is directed by Sam Ho, the same director of the recent costume fantasy hit drama, Back From The Brink (currently streaming on Youku).

What could be the reason of its delay? Well, no one can figure out. The press release in 2021 was that it will be aired in April 2021 then May 2022, then September 2022.  And now we're half way of 2023 still this drama has not given a green light to air.

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Luo Yunxi and Chen Feiyu in Immortality 

But why? Well, this is just a speculation, but perhaps the main reason is the Chinese government's strict regulations on dramas. In 2021, there was a boycott from the National Radio and Television Administration on BL (boys love) dramas. 

Immortality Chinese drama

Following the success of two BL costume dramas, The Untamed in 2019, and Word Honor in early 2021, the Chinese government heavily censored series that insinuate homosexuality and scenes that do not reflect their ethics and nationalistic pursuits. 

So dramas that promote same-sex relationships and other behavior that goes against the principles of the People's Republic of China'a idealism were shelved.

So it could be one of the reasons why Immortality failed to secure an approval of release. It's a BL drama and needs a further evaluation from the regulatory board. Perhaps they proposed to remove scenes (just like in Go Princess Go) that insinuate same-sex relationship. 

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Luo Yunxi, Sebrina Chen, Arthur Chen star in Immortality 

It's uncertain whether this drama will still be granted a final approval of release or forever be shelved, but we're hoping it will be given a go signal to air because the story sounds interesting.  

Here's the plot summary:

The story is set in a troubled period where there's a probable invasion of the demon in the world due to a rift in the heavens. 

The world's most powerful cultivator, Chu Wanning (Luo Yunxi) did not forget his original intention of joining the world to help the Dao cultivation and sets out on a mission to protect the beings of the world. 

He uses his abilities to prevent the heavens from splitting and at the same time, his compassion and love influences his misguided disciple, Mo Ran (Chen Feiyu) to return to the righteous path he has strayed from. 

Chu Wanning also successfully imparts the value of putting the greater good before personal desires to Mo Ran. 

In the end, the pair of teacher and disciple dedicate their lives and work together with the rest of the cultivating heroes to stop the villains' conspiracy and protect the world.


Mo Ran (Chen Feiyu) is the youthful devout follower of Chu Wan Ning (Luo Yunxi), the world’s greatest cultivator. The two conflicted with one another due to miscommunication and overall discrepancies. 

Chu Wan Ning is powerless in the face of Mo Ran’s adolescent protest, and also the two are growing off from each other. 

Unknown to Chu Wan Ning, his and Mo Ran’s enmity in a previous life will result in a tremendous bloodshed and anguish once Mo Ran transformed into dark cultivating technics.

After the previous life ends, sixteen-year-old Mo Ran awakens with knowledge of the incident of that previous life. Mo Ran sets outside to alter the trajectory of occurrences as he understands them, having faith he can avoid his sad end this time. However, he soon discovers that stuff may not be as they appear to him.

Main Cast:

Luo Yunxi/Leo Luo plays Chu Wanning also known as Yuheng of the Night Sky and the Beidou Immortal, he is a grandmaster of the cultivation world who hides his caring and sensitive nature behind a cold exterior. 

He devotes his time to the thankless task of sealing the rifts in the barrier between the ghost realm and the mortal realm and often spends his spare time creating affordable mechanical devices such as the Holy Night Guardian so ordinary people can protect themselves from ghosts. Chu Wanning takes it upon himself to protect the people and rid the world of evil even if it means sacrificing himself.

Chen Feiyu/Arthur Chen plays Mo Ran who has the courtesy name of Mo Weiyu. Mo Ran is Chu Wanning's third disciple, a confident, mischievous, and cheeky cultivator who isn't the brightest student in the sect. 

Emperor of the cultivation world Mo Weiyu deceived elders and slaughtered ancestors, and committed all crimes and sins known to man. 

After ending his own life at the age of 32, he woke up in his 16-year-old body reborn and transmigrated to the year he first became a disciple.

In the shell of a boy held an old and weary soul. After coming back to life, truth after truth that had been hidden below the surface in the previous life floated to the top and broke through the waters one after the other.

Chen Yao/Sebrina Chen - as Shi Mei presents herself as a kind-hearted, polite, and reasonable person who avoids conflict. She doesn't hold grudges and is often the mediator between Mo Ran and Xue Meng when they argue. However, she actually harbors a deadly secret, and must ultimately decide between revenge and life as she knows it.

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