Has Sword and Fairy 4 been renewed for Season 5? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

Sword and Fairy 4 is the latest C-drama from the Chinese network iQIYI which is known for exciting and thrilling shows like Tiger and Crane, Born to Run and Story of Kunning Palace. This adventure fantasy premiered in January 2024 and has a whopping 36 episodes.

The C-drama’s large ensemble includes Chen Zhe Yuan as the mysterious Yun Tian He, Ju Jing Yi as the free-spirited Han Ling Sha, Mao Zi Jun as the swordmaster, Murong Zi Ying and Mao Xiao Hui as the affluent Liu Meng Li.

So, while watching season 4, you may be wondering if this has been renewed or cancelled. Here’s what we know:

What is Sword and Fairy 4 about?

This C-drama has everything from romance and friendship to martial arts and adventure. The recluse, Yun Tian He, lives his life alone on a mountain peak when he comes across Han Ling Sha, a tomb raider breaking into his parents’ tomb. But what they end up finding makes him question everything he knows and sends him on a journey to find out what really happened to his parents.

Ling Sha tags along much to his chagrin, and on the way they befriend Murong Zi Ying, a trained warrior and Liu Meng Li who is linked to Tian He’s father.

Has Sword and Fairy 4 been renewed for season 5?

Disclaimer: Seasons 5 and 6 are already out, and what you are probably looking for is season 7. We will get to the watch order in a moment.

At the time of writing, Sword and Fairy 4 has not been renewed for season 7.

While the C-drama industry is changing its format, we are yet to see multiple season shows. The appeal of Chinese dramas is the fact that they have one long season with the full story and give us a satisfactory or at least a complete ending. This seems to be changing albeit gradually. 

There have been dramas like Joy of Life, Nirvana In Fire and Chinese Paladin aka Sword and Fairy getting sequels thanks to their roaring success. But since we already have another season of Sword and Fairy airing simultaneously, a new season does not seem to be on the horizon at the moment.

What we know about season 7 so far:

First things first, the TV series is based on the video game, The Legend of Sword and Fairy. Well, here is the watch order:

Season 1 – Season 1, Chinese Paladin (2005) and the remake Sword and Fairy 1 (2024) are based on the first game. 

Season 2 – Game 2 was not appealing and so, season 2 was halted and never filmed. 

Season 3 – The third version of the game was adapted into Chinese Paladin 3 (2009). 

Season 4 – Game 4 is what we have been watching now – Sword and Fairy 4 which aired in January 2024.

Season 5 – Now bear with us, Game 5 was actually made into the TV show season Chinese Paladin 5 which was released in 2016.

Season 6 – At the moment, another season is also airing in January 2024 – Sword and Fairy starring Xu Kai and Yu Shin Xin. This one is based on Game 6.

So, if this series gets renewed, it will be based on Game 7. But the good news is that it is an anthology series so each season has a different story. Game 7, The Legend of Sword and Fairy 7 was released in 2021 and you can play it to get a hint over what season 7 may be like if it ever gets greenlit.

Of course, this is all speculation as there has been no official news regarding a seventh season. Keep an eye out for this section as we will update readers if there is any news.

Do you want to see Sword and Fairy return for a seventh season? What did you think of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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