Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) is confirmed to star in TVB’s upcoming medical drama Children’s Hospital <兒童醫院>, which is slated to begin filming in July.
Children’s Hospital will be Linda Chung’s first TVB drama since 2018’s Another Era <再創世紀>, in which she played a guest role. Linda has been on an acting hiatus since giving birth to daughter Kelly in 2016 and son Jared in 2018. Her last drama as lead actress was 2016’s K9 Cop <警犬巴打>, which was filmed right before her marriage to non-celebrity Jeremy Leung in 2015. Children’s Hospital will be Linda’s official comeback to television. According to reports, she will be paid 3 million Hong Kong dollars to film the 30-episode series.
Also confirmed to star alongside Linda is Catherine Chau, in which Children’s Hospital will be her first TVB drama in eight years. Her last TVB drama was 2012’s The Hippocratic Crush <On Call 36小時>. Some of Catherine’s most recent works include Viu TV dramas Maragaret & David – Green Bean <瑪嘉烈與大衛系列 – 綠豆> and The Gutter <歎息橋>.
Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Him Law (羅仲謙) will co-star in the series with Linda and Catherine. Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎) has confirmed that he is in talks to join the cast. If casted, Children’s Hospital will be Kevin’s first TVB drama since 2017’s Destination Nowhere <迷>.
Ali Lee (李佳芯) is among the rumored cast. Ali, who was pulled out of several sequels due to a social media controversy that had her temporarily frozen by TVB, did not confirm the casting, but did imply that she is in talks to film a new drama.
Children’s Hospital is produced by Ben Fong (方俊華) with a script helmed by Pun Man-hung (潘漫紅). It is regarded as one of two blockbuster medical dramas TVB has planned for 2021, the other being Big White Duel 2 <白色強人II>, which begins production in October.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.