TVB’s popular historical television drama, The Confidant <大太監>, may spawn a sequel, according to the drama’s producer, Marco Law (羅永賢).
In a recent interview, Producer Law expressed that The Confidant’s viewership ratings in Hong Kong and overseas are more than enough to convince TVB to green-light a sequel, and TVB scriptwriters are currently brainstorming ideas for the sequel.
Producer Law said, “The Confidant is a biography of Li Lianying’s early life in the palace, so the drama will end with Emperor Tongzhi’s death. Li Lianying and Empress Dowager Cixi will only be in their 40s, so there is still plenty of room left for a sequel. Furthermore, Li Lianying undergoes a dramatic personality change later in his life, and I am looking forward to exploring that development in the sequel.”
The producer hopes that the original cast will be able to return for the planned sequel. “TVB’s filming schedules for their 2013 dramas are almost all booked,” explained Producer Law. “If we were to make the sequel, the earliest time to begin filming will be early 2014. I am also currently preparing for another drama, so I don’t have time to prepare for the sequel at the moment.”
Producer Law added humorously, “I really want the original cast to return. Nancy Wu (胡定欣) and Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) will die, but I will find a way to resurrect them!”
The cast of The Confidant are thrilled to hear that a sequel is being planned, and exclaimed that they will reserve room in their schedules to film the sequel.
Oscar, who portrays Emperor Tongzhi, also suggested to Producer Law to cast him as Emperor Guangxu, Tongzhi’s famous successor.
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