外文标题：Hiuen Tsang’s India journey to hit US TV
BEIJING: A major US television network has announced that it is producing a drama series which would be loosely based on the Chinese epic 'Journey to the West' chronicling the journey of scholar Hiuen Tsang to India.
The network, AMC, has announced six one-hour episodes named 'Badlands' due to be screened in late 2015 or early 2016. The series will focus on the martial arts aspects of the story.
The original 16th century epic has tales of adventures of Monkey King who protected the Buddhist monk, Xuanzang (Chinese name of Hiuen Tsang), against demons and evil spirits in his journey to India. Initial reports suggest there will be no Indian actors in any of the prominent roles. Media statement issued by the network does not suggest any spiritual content in the drama serial.
It is not even clear if the TV serial will show India as the fountainhead of Buddhism before it spread to rest of Asia. Martial arts filmmakers Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung are involved in the project. The network said the project was created by writers/show runners Al Gough and Miles Millar. They will join Oscar-Nominated producers Stacy Sher and Michael Shamberg in the production process.
尚不清楚该剧是否会展示印度是佛教的起源，随后才传播到亚洲其他地区。功夫电影制片人吴彦祖(Daniel Wu)和冯德伦(Stephen Fung)将参与其中。AMC电视台表示，该剧由作家/编剧Al Gough和Miles Millar联手打造，他们二人将和Stacy Sher和Michael Shamberg共同担任执行制片人，
T R O L (Mumbai)
Why is this news? US TV also has a show where the anchor forces 2 women to fight for a man
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I had the chance to see some of the legends of the Monkey King at the Shen Yun performance by Shen Yun Performing Arts. The presentation was great in the form of classical chinese dance that focused on the spiritual aspect of the legends. It would be nice to see the spiritual aspects rather than the martial arts aspects.
This will be another jackie Chan stuff....lots of kung fu. After all what else can be there leaving aside the truth.
Patel Amit (B'da)
What would have gone wrong if they would have considered at least some Indians in this. .. .... Any way pl. expect that they will not distort any history or fact. .. ... US is very much found of that. .. ....
G Pradeep (Unknown)
TRP wold go high
rana xxxx (mumbai)
u.s television network should make the drama based on realistic and factual events based on hiuen tsang's visit to india and the west. hiuen tsang spent more time in india and discovered origin of buddhism in india and how it enriched chinese lives and lifestyle. he found india's mistry, mysticism and mythology along with deep history, civilization and culture. if u.s tv network does not portray these things in huein tsang drama, then drama will be meaningless without any facts.