Mainland China’s Tencent to Produce Sequel for “Line Walker”
At Mainland China’s Tencent Video V Horizon conference held on November 6, the Chinese social media giant announced that its film production subsidiary, Tencent Penguin Pictures, will collaborate with TVB to produce Line Walker 2 <使徒行者2>, the sequel to TVB’s 2014 drama of the same name.
Line Walker, which starred Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼), Raymond Lam (林峯), and Benz Hui (許紹鴻), among others, was 2014’s ratings king in Hong Kong, pulling in an average of over 30 ratings points across all broadcast platforms in the region. The crime thriller also broke viewership ratings in Mainland China, amassing 1.4 billion clicks online.
Penguin Pictures announced that Line Walker 2 will not only bring back the original cast members, it will also introduce new characters that will be portrayed by major stars.
In addition, the film company announced that it will be closely collaborating with TVB in the next few years. Penguin Pictures has purchased over 2,500 episodes of TVB dramas for the year 2016, and it will continue to purchase the broadcast rights of new TVB dramas as they are being aired in Hong Kong, amassing to 600 episodes per year. Users of QQlive, Tencent’s streaming video freeware, will soon be able to enjoy TVB dramas at home.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.