“No Reserve” Gets a Network Broadcast After All
After years of controversy and struggle, the Rosy Business <巾幗梟雄> threequel No Reserve <巾幗梟雄之諜血長天> finally gets a primetime broadcast on TVB Jade. The war epic will be succeeding Dead Wrong <致命復活> in the third primetime slot, premiering on December 19, 2016.
No Reserve was filmed in early 2013 and was slated to be that year’s anniversary drama, until TVB decided to put a hold on its broadcast. Rumors claimed that the show was too explicit and violent to be aired on a network. No Reserve stayed in the warehouse for three whole years before TVB finally decided to premiere it on myTV SUPER, TVB’s paid OTT service, this year. The first five episodes were made available to stream on October 1, 2016.
“It’s great news,” said Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), lead actor in No Reserve. “There’s been a lot of talk about the show, and it definitely attracted a lot of people to watch it. It gave a lot of subscribers to myTV SUPER too. Some of my friends bought the box just to watch the show. A friend’s mother watched all 30 episodes in one week! Now that it will be airing on TVB Jade, I hope the show can attract a larger audience. I’m quite confident in the ratings, as I think a lot of people are interested in rewatching it.”
No Reserve takes place during the Second Sino-Japanese war, and stars Wayne as twin brothers, one a Chinese soldier and another a Japanese businessman. Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) and Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) star alongside as secret agents.
Rogue Emperor <流氓皇帝>, which was filmed in 2014, will be No Reserve’s competitor. It will succeed Two Steps from Heaven <幕後玩家> in the second primetime slot, and premiere on December 12, 2016. Rogue Emperor is the remake of 1981’s The Misadventure of Zoo <流氓皇帝>, and stars Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Niki Chow (周麗淇).
Kenneth said, “I’m happy of course! I think the script is brilliant. I hope more viewers will like it!”
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.