TVB has been reshuffling its drama lineup in order to coordinate simultaneous broadcasting schedules in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Waiting for China’s broadcasting authorities to clear Legal Mavericks 2 <踩過界II>, the legal drama may be able to air at the end of this year in the highly-coveted TVB Anniversary Awards timeframe.
After Al Cappuccino‘s <反黑路人甲> success, the beloved pairing of Vincent Wong (王浩信) and Owen Cheung (張振朗) will return in Legal Mavericks. Picking up from where the first series ended, the sequel will feature more compelling legal cases. The drama also stars Kelly Cheung (張曦雯), Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), and Paul Chun (秦沛).
Filmed at the height of COVID-19 this spring was a challenge forcing the production crew to be flexible. Plans to film in Myanmar were dropped due to travel restrictions and safety concerns. In addition, the filming schedule had to make some adjustments after the main cast fell sick for a few days.
Completed filming in May, Legal Mavericks 2 is currently in post-production and was originally intended to be released in 2021. However, it may see a release this winter if it clears China’s broadcasting authorities soon.
TVB has already started making preparations for the sequel’s broadcast by re-airing Legal Mavericks in the late night time slot on September 29 for Hong Kong viewers.
At the same time, the cast and crew are already dropping teasers about the upcoming drama. Producer Lam Chi Wah (林志華) posted behind-the-scene snippets on social media and asked fans, “The Legal Mavericks trio and their legal talent are working together to prepare for the future. Are you ready?” Owen was seen replying on the Lam Chi Wah post and similarly asked fans if they are ready for his return.
When asked if the drama will be this year’s Anniversary drama, Lam Chi Wah responded that an official premiere date has not been set yet. “If you ask me, of course I would like it. However, there are many things that are not finalized yet and many things are still changing.”
Source: Sing Tao
This article is written by Sammi for JayneStars.com.