TVB has finally released a full synopsis for its upcoming television drama, Storm in a Cocoon <守業者>, produced by Leung Choi Yuen (梁材遠). The period mystery drama, previously known by its literal title “Property Protector”, is scheduled to premiere on TVB’s affiliated channels onFebruary 17, 2014 in Hong Kong.
Starring Steven Ma (馬浚偉) in his first TVB role since terminating his TVB management contract in early 2012. Storm in the Cocoon – produced at 32 episodes – also stars Tavia Yeung (楊怡), Maggie Shiu (邵美琪), Evergreen Mak (麥長青), and Raymond Cho (曹永廉).
Mak Tai Lung, a Guangzhou-based silk-making business empire during the Republican era of China, is experiencing some changes. The family business was once overlooked by the wise Poon Wing Nin (Elliot Ngok 岳華), but due to his advanced age, he decides to hand down the business to his eldest son Poon Ka Hin (Evergreen Mak) and daughter Poon Hau Yee (Akina Hong 康華).
Hau Yee mysteriously commits suicide one night, and Poon’s second son Poon Ka Yeung (Steven Ma), who serves as a military doctor, is called back home to help overlook the business. Ka Yeung finds Hau Yee’s death suspicious, and Hau Yee’s good friend Tong Bing Bing (Tavia Yeung), a worker at the silk factory, also has her doubts. Together, Ka Yeung and Bing Bing launch an investigation on Hau Yee’s death. The Poon family and their business are not like what they appear to be, and the complex histories and relationship between the Poon family and the silk factory workers leave Ka Yeung feeling like he is being watched everywhere.
Factory forewoman Sin Bik Wan (Maggie Shiu), who practices celibacy, sees Bing Bing as her enemy. Factory worker Fung Chi Ching (Natalie Tong 唐詩詠) proclaims to be celibate, but it is discovered that she had other goals in mind.
Ka Yeung and Bing Bing fall in love, but their relationship takes a dramatic turn when Bing Bing’s fiancé Kwan Cho Yiu (Raymond Cho) suddenly reappears in her life, creating further trouble for the silk business. Hau Yee’s death also faces an unexpected revelation.
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.