Filmed last year, Line Walker 3 <使徒行者> has been waiting for an opportune broadcast date. With TVB’s recent decision to air the police thriller in late September/ early October during the favored fall season which is usually reserved for grand productions, Raymond Lam‘s (林峯) comeback drama is already drumming up talk that the station is priming him for TV King.
Hoping to generate more hype for Line Walker 3, TVB will re-broadcast Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者2> in the midnight time slot starting this week, and follow up with Line Walker <使徒行者>. Previously, TVB had also aired earlier installments of Forensic Heroes <法證先鋒> to prepare for broadcast of the fourth installment. However, TVB’s midnight time slots are usually reserved for re-runs of classic dramas at least a decade old, such as the 17- year-old The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow <九五至尊> which finished its re-broadcast on Wednesday.
The unprecedented move to air a recent drama such as 2014’s Line Walker: The Prelude is regarded as the station’s intention to create anticipation for the upcoming Line Walker 3 and put Raymond in the limelight. Ending his TVB contract in 2014 and signing with Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) to venture into the music and film industries, Line Walker was Raymond’s last series with TVB and regarded as his best shot at TV King. Though he eventually lost the award to Roger Kwok (郭晉安) for Black Heart White Soul <忠奸人>, Raymond is regarded to have a good shot at the award again this year with Line Walker 3.
Resuming his role as undercover police officer Bao Seed, Raymond will be joined by returning and new cast members in the latest installment. Line Walker 3 features a strong ensemble cast consisting of Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Benz Hui (許紹雄), Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), and Pakho Chau (周柏豪).
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.