With fervent anticipation for a sequel, fans were thrilled when producer Lau Ka Ho (劉家豪) recently revealed that filming for the second season of Sinister Beings <逆天奇案> is on the cards!
Starring Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), Rosina Lam (林夏薇) and Crystal Fung (馮盈盈), police-themed Sinister Beings had garnered a solid reception and became the top-performing TVB drama of 2021 with the highest viewership.
The central love triangle revolves around long-term romantic partners Sum-Sir (Ruco Chan) and Wing (Rosina Lam), whose relationship was threatened by Ana (Crystal Fung), when the latter comes to realize her feelings for him. Already planning for marriage, a drunken intimate encounter between Sum-Sir and Ana eventually led to the couple breaking up – leading Chinese netizens to label Rosina “national girlfriend” and Crystal, the unflattering “national third party.”
Encouraged by the high viewership, Lau Ka Ho confirmed that a sequel is in the works. “Scriptwriting for Sinister Beings 2 has started, with a filming date for the original cast set for mid-October. Do [show us] support.”
Netizens Happy Crystal Is Dropped?
Ending off his post with hashtags for the main cast including Ruco, Rosina, Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Joman Chiang (蔣祖曼), Jonathan Cheung (張頴康) and Moon Lau (劉佩玥), Crystal’s name was conspicuously omitted. Seeing this, many netizens voiced their dislike for third party plots, and thus gave the thumbs-up about the actress being dropped from the sequel.
Lau Ka Ho said that while the sequel will be a continuation of the series, every case featured will be a new and original creation. Noting netizens’ preference for third party and adultery developments to be left out, he reassured everyone that the production team will be giving their best shot. As for the central romantic thread, he revealed there is a “90 percent likelihood” that Ruco and Rosina’s characters get back together.
Affirming Jonathan and Moon’s standout performance and onscreen sparks in the first season which earned viewers’ recognition, he described the two as having “acted really well.”