Anthony Wong’s (黃秋生) new British television series, Strangers, recently aired its first episode. The thriller takes place in England and Hong Kong, and also stars English actor John Simm.
In Strangers, Anthony plays David Chen, a hot-headed cop who leads the investigation after the sudden death of Jonah Mulray’s wife in Hong Kong. When Jonah went to identify the body, Anthony shockingly reveals that he too, has been married to Jonah’s wife, Megan, for over 20 years.
The majority of the premiere episode was filmed in Hong Kong, showcasing the beautiful skyline and tall towers. The production values and details for Strangers are high, and many viewers complimented the accuracy of the Cantonese spoken in the show as well as the depiction of Hong Kong culture. Filming locations include some of Hong Kong’s signature tourist destinations such as Hong Kong International Airport, Chungking Mansions, and Ngong Ping Village.
Since the series started airing in England, the Google search numbers for Hong Kong tourism have also increased 125 percent. More British viewers developed an interest in the different Hong Kong landmarks, sparking their inner travel bug. However, Strangers is not the first British production to have promoted Hong Kong tourism – series such as The Durrells and reality cooking show, Masterchef, also spurred greater interest.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.