Due to the new competition in the Hong Kong television broadcasting industry, TVB will be filming big budget series to combat City Telecom (CTI) and Now TV. As both companies had poached numerous TVB cast and crew, TVB now must showcase their best work to maintain its status as the number one TV station in Hong Kong. To make TVB dramas more outstanding, Eric Tsang (曾志伟) has invited Andy Lau (劉德華) and hopes to sway Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) to film for TVB!
TVB majority shareholder, Charles Chan (陳國強) asked Eric Tsang to create a new drama with an alluring script, hoping to cast Andy Lau in the series. At the grand opening function for a karaoke establishment, Eric revealed that he is currently working on the script for the new drama.
Andy to Inspire TVB’s Newcomers
“I wish to bring movement to Hong Kong’s TV culture. Andy Lau’s work and moral ethics are something that young actors and actresses can be inspired by. His return would again bring forth a climax to TVB,” Eric Tsang stated.
Since the news of the possibility that Andy will consider filming for TVB again, numerous actresses who have previously left TVB hoped to return to collaborate with him.
Regarding the status of the new series, Eric disclosed that he has been in discussion with Andy regarding the script. The script will be written to suit Andy with the series length to be range between 30 to 40 episodes. As they have a mutual understanding, Eric hoped that Andy would return to TVB. Eric acknowledged, “As several other popular and successful movie stars started out from TVB, he wished that they would return to the TV station. This would be an enormous encouragement to the new actors and actresses.”
Money is Not Top Priority for Andy
Eric divulged that Andy’s decision on whether or not to film the TVB drama would be not based on the filming fees. “Our discussion does not revolve around money. If we had discussed money first, then the conversation would be difficult to continue. Maybe everything is aligning in our favor. Andy has agreed that we should discuss the script first. Andy is only interested in a meaningful series. If it’s worth it to film, money would not be the priority. Only the success of the drama would matter!”
TVB Represents Hong Kong
In Eric’s point of view, TVB has an important role in Hong Kong. “It’s different from other places. Hong Kong only had one TV station therefore. TVB shows represented Hong Kong. This is the reason why everyone wishes to revert back to the old ways. In the past, in order to understand Hong Kong’s culture, one can watch TVB series.”
Eric added, “I want to drive Hong Kong’s TV culture again! Everyone is working hard to achieve this. I hope that the efforts made would translate to success!
Eric Wishes to Invite Chow Yun Fat
In addition to Andy Lau, Eric hoped to bring Chow Yun Fat (周潤發) back to TVB. Eric continued, “If I’m able to bring back one star using my sincerity. I have confidence to bring many, many more stars back to TVB. Andy Lau and Chow Yun Fat are both responsible people. If they feel that it’s necessary, they will return.”
The script for the new drama will not be ready until next year. With Eric Tsang’s high ambitions, it will definitely take more time to perfect!
This article is written by Connie for JayneStars.com.
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