Ever since Dayo Wong (黃子華) had confirmed his return to TVB this year, rumors were rampant regarding a possible sequel to the classic TVB comedy drama, War of the Genders <男親女愛>. The creative team behind War of the Genders also openly expressed their interest in working on a sister production. The original cast, consisting of Dayo Wong, Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲), Ram Chiang (蔣志光), Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹), and others, were asked to return. Carol also initially expressed an interest in working with Dayo again.
According to the Oriental Daily, Carol Cheng finally stepped up to dispel the rumors of a possible War of the Genders 2 coming to being, much to fans’ disappointment. Carol stated that she has turned downed the offer, and said, “I will no longer film television dramas. I have filmed for many decades, and there has not been a role which I never played before. I actually really enjoy my current lifestyle.”
Rumors say that it was Dayo Wong, with the support of producer Tsui Ching Hong (徐正康), who suggested working on War of the Genders 2 with Carol.
“I don’t want to film anymore! TVB has many fadans. Just find one to work with!” Carol further added that War of the Genders was a legendary classic, and it would be difficult, if not impossible, to succeed it.
The 100-episode War of the Genders, aired in 2000, currently holds the record for having the highest consistent viewership rating record in Hong Kong television history. The drama had an average viewership rating of 47 points (approximately 3.1 million viewers per episode) during its broadcast life in Hong Kong. On its last week, the drama peaked at 50 rating points (3.21 million viewers), becoming the highest-rated television program in Hong Kong television history. This record was later broken by South Korea’s Dae Jang Geum <大長今> in 2005.
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