2016 was a hit or miss year for TVB, but now that we’re stepping into the new year—and into TVB’s 50th anniversary—it seems like our favorite Hong Kong broadcaster is set on playing out all of their best cards for their golden jubilee year.
Burning Hands <乘勝狙擊> — premiering January 16
Starring TVB’s fresh new TV King Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Burning Hands centers on a team of con artists who were hired by a casino tycoon to solve an embezzlement case. Ruco stars as Chak Koon-yat, the team’s leader and a “sleight of hand” illusionist. Rosina Lam (林夏薇), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Candice Chiu (趙希洛), Lam Tsz-sin (林子善), Tsui Wing (徐榮), and Stefan Wong (黃長興) are also in the team, each with their own specialty. Hugo Ng (吳岱融), who came back with a bang in last year’s Brother’s Keeper II <巨輪II>, will be starring in Burning Hands as Ruco’s father.
Burning Hands is a suspenseful crime drama that brings out the darkness in everyone—your worse enemy could be right by your side all along.
The Unholy Alliance <同盟>
Dubbed as the modern version A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄>, The Unholy Alliance is produced by Four Walls creator Jazz Boon (文偉鴻). It stars Four Walls actors Ruco Chan and Nancy Wu (胡定欣), bringing back the magic that they have made together in Four Walls. The Unholy Alliance also stars Paw Hee-ching (鮑起靜) in her first TVB drama.
Film Queen Paw Hee-ching, known for her nurturing mother roles, will change her veil to portray a cunning matriarch, head of a large crime syndicate. Ruco plays her birth son, while Nancy stars as his bodyguard. Jazz Boon describes The Unholy Alliance as a martial arts thriller, and will include many different combat styles of martial arts, including Krav Maga and gun fu.
The Unlawful Justice Squad <踩過界>
2016’s new breakout Vincent Wong (王浩信) will be leading his first series as a blind lawyer in The Unlawful Justice Squad, a legal drama about a lawyer who employs extreme methods to protect the innocent. His characterization is similar to Marvel’s Daredevil, a superhero series about a blind lawyer who fights crime at night.
Destination Nowhere <迷>
The last TVB drama in Kevin Cheng’s (鄭嘉穎) contract is Destination Nowhere, a detective inspector who gets warped into a murder case that would change his life. Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) stars as a schizophrenic grieving mother who does whatever it takes to avenge the murder of her teenage daughter.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.