“Flying Tiger” Receives 2.1 Billion Views; Plans to Film Second Season
Shaw Brother’s Flying Tiger <飛虎之潛行極戰> aired to positive reception since its April broadcast. The web drama received 2.1 billion views to-date after broadcasting 23 episodes, and plans are already in the works to film a second season. Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Ron Ng (吳卓羲), Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Jeana Ho (何佩瑜) and Samantha Ko (高海寧) were at a press conference to promote the drama, which will be aired on TVB starting May 14.
Michael was thrilled about the excellent results of Flying Tiger. “We’re very proud that Hong Kong dramas are still being watched in Mainland China. This proves that a serious and sincere production will be well liked by viewers.” Flying Tiger was filmed last summer amid soaring temperatures, but he felt that the cast’s efforts were worth it due to the positive reception. Clearing his calendar for the second half of the year, Michael looks forward to filming the second season of Flying Tiger.
Signing a multi-year contract with Emperor Motion Pictures, Jeana Ho looks forward to new breakthroughs in the film and television industries. Standing next to Jeana during press interviews, Samantha said, “I really like Jeana’s role because there are a lot of [emotional] scenes and she has a chance to work with Tony Leung (梁朝偉).”
Portraying a villain in the drama, Oscar Leung spoke about the unforgettable scenes in Flying Tiger. When he first saw the script, he was shocked by his character’s brutality, “A scene spoke of my character cutting off a child’s finger and putting a bomb on his stomach. Since I’m already a father [in real life], I felt this was a very gruesome scene.” Asked if Oscar’s character will die and whether he will return for the second season, he said, “I’ll let viewers watch for themselves. Maybe I can come back as a new character.”
As for Ron Ng, many viewers felt that he has portrayed many types of police roles in dramas. Ron laughed, “I haven’t portrayed every single type of police role yet, such as a traffic officer and marine police. Netizens didn’t check thoroughly. It’s a good idea to have an actor represent the police because they have many different departments and work very hard. It’s a good thing I can represent the police because it’s a positive role.”
Source: On.cc; HK01
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.