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.


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    1. @dramadrama TVB made the announcement at their sales presentation.  This will be a 40 episode sequel and will be a joint collaboration between TVB and Tencent (which means that this will be another one of those HK/Mainland collaborations).  They haven’t decided whether the original cast will participate, as the script hasn’t been completed yet.  Since TVB is producing this though, the likelihood of the artists who already left participating in the series is pretty low – most likely they will add in a bunch of artists from China to satisfy the Mainland piece.

      What I’m most curious about is whether TVB is still going to move forward with the movie version as previously announced.  My guess is that the answer is probably yes, as they will most likely milk this to death just like they did a couple years back with the whole Laughing Gor thing. 

  1. I’m confused if it’s a movie or drama after reading this article.. I wonder if Raymond Lam will be in it, if it’s going to have many of the original cast. I hope they don’t screw it up like they did with Triumph In The Skies, that was so disappointing!

  2. The crime thriller also broke viewership ratings in Mainland China, amassing 1.4 billion clicks online.

    The Chinese text said nothing about the online clicks but in fact 1.4 billion is the old number. Its online clicks counting by Vlink last month was 2.1 billion. Look like it is a record that other TVB series are hard to break since the TVB series ranked in No. 2 of most online clicks only has 1 billion.

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