Kingdom Yuen, Liu Kai Chi, and Michael Tong Return to TVB
Though many TVB artistes have decided to leave the station to “dig gold” elsewhere, many former TVB artistes are also coming back. Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹), who has been building a steady acting career in Mainland China in the past few years, will be returning to TVB this month to film the comedy drama Triad Boss Under the Line of Fire <火線下的江湖大佬> with Kent Cheng (鄭則士). Kingdom’s last TVB drama was the historical series King Maker <造王者>, which aired in 2012.
Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智), who left TVB after filming the underwhelming fantasy drama series The Winter Melon Tale <大冬瓜> in late 2007, will be filming the drama Legal High <律政強人> with Alex Fong Chun Sun (方中信) at the end of the year. The legal drama will be Liu Kai Chi and Alex’s first collaboration. A sales production trailer for Legal High was already filmed last month.
Michael Tong (唐文龍), whose last TVB drama was the 2006 adventure series The Biter Bitten <人生馬戲團>, confirmed in an interview that he is in talks to return to TVB to film a drama. The 45-year-old said TVB approached him two years ago about a possible collaboration, but the actor was unable to engage in final negotiations until fairly recently.
Michael shared that he was originally supposed to star in the crime drama Eye In the Sky <天眼> with his friend Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), but he had to pass on the role due to scheduling conflicts. His role was ultimately handed to Ruco Chan (陳展鵬). Michael was then offered a supporting role in Blue Veins <殭>, which also starred Kevin, but he turned it down as he was unsatisfied with the role’s screen time.
“Maybe next year,” said Michael when asked about when he is planning to return to TVB. “Kevin, Raymond Cho (曹永廉), Timmy Hung (洪天明), and the rest of us can come up with a script ourselves and then pitch it to [TVB]. Let’s all have fun together.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.