A TVB insider leaked a list of the company’s scheduled anniversary dramas for 2018, but one particular big production was not in sight.
This year, TVB will commence its annual anniversary drama broadcast after the airing of Story of Yanxi Palace <延禧攻略> and Another Era <再創世紀>, both which will finish its runs in October 2018. According to the insider, TVB’s planned anniversary dramas include OMG, Your Honour <是咁的，法官閣下…> starring Ben Wong (黃智賢), Eddie Kwan (關禮傑), and Grace Wong (王君馨); Fist Fight <兄弟> starring Vincent Wong (王浩信), Mat Yeung (楊明), and Philip Ng (伍允龍); and Life on the Line <跳躍生命線> starring Joe Ma (馬德鐘) and Matthew Ho (何廣沛).
Of the three, Life on the Line will be the first to air, succeeding Story of Yanxi Palace’s time slot on October 8, 2018.
The Learning Curve of a Warlord is Dicky’s first TVB drama in 20 years, his last TVB drama being 1996’s Journey to the West <西遊記>. When Dicky’s casting was first announced in February 2017, a press conference was held to commemorate his return. TVB executives Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍) and Virginia Lok (樂易玲) both attended to welcome him.
At the time, it was speculated that Warlord would become 2017’s anniversary drama, but because filming did not complete until September 9th that year, producers pushed the broadcast date back to leave room for a post-production period.
Warlord being absent on the list of TVB anniversary dramas was unexpected—in an earlier promotional video that aired in both Hong Kong and Singapore, Warlord was included in the list of upcoming TVB dramas to air in the latter half of 2018. Other dramas included Big White Duel <白色強人>, The Ghetto – Fabulous Lady <危城First Lady>, and The Offliners <堅離地愛堅離地>.
TVB has not offered comments about this leaked list.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.