Pakho Chau to Star in “Forensic Heroes 5”

Last year’s Forensic Heroes 4 received an average rating of 36.3 points and the finale reached a high of 39.6 points. This broke the record for the highest-rated series in seven years. Striking the iron while it is hot, TVB plans to film the fifth installment in September with Pakho Chau (周柏豪) headlining the drama.

With many aspirations for his career aside from music, Pakho has been steadily strengthening his acting repertoire. For his performance in Wonder Women <多功能老婆>, Pakho won the Most Popular Male Character award at the 2019 TVB Awards ceremony. As Forensic Heroes 5 will be a collaboration with Youku, this will further expand Pakho’s presence in the Chinese market.

Previously, there was a lot of speculation as to how Pakho and fellow artistes’ status at Voice Entertainment would be affected after Eric Tsang (曾志偉) taking over music production. While Eric has since extended the olive branch to the three biggest record labels in Hong Kong, he promised that Voice Entertainment artistes would be given the same opportunities as other record label artistes. It is said that Pakho’s status as Big Brother is stable and he will be given the highly-coveted leading role in Forensic Heroes 5.

As Forensic Heroes has always been an important franchise for TVB, Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) and Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) are invited to star in the new drama. Both actresses have actually filmed for the first and second series respectively. Linda had filmed Children’s Hospital <兒科醫生> last year, while Charmaine’s last TVB appearance was a cameo role in 2018’s My Ages Apart <誇世代>.


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  1. No chance Charmaine will want to return for Forensics Heroes. Would be a huge step backwards step. Only chance she comes back for this is if she feels in debt to Mui Siu Ching for her roles in Can’t buy me Love etr. However, Linda will grab any offer and do a half hearted job before rushing back to her kids…

  2. Ummmm interesting but yay for pakho! I thought Kelly cheung was rumoured headline the series after where it left off last time. I’d rather see Charmaine but she won’t come back for this, Linda I can’t stand so that sucks.

  3. No to this franchise and these cast members. Pakho is hated across HK now so the likelihood of audiences watching it because of him are low. And god, Linda just stay at home!

    1. @hazel Oh? Why is Pakho hated across Hong Kong? At the time of the 2019 protests, there was a bit of backlash for some comments he made at that time. I thought that’s pretty much water under the bridge now. What are people hating him for now?

      1. @summerdale I think (few) months ago he “became a sellout” as he began pandering to the Mainland. Something like he went on a show of this pro-CCP dude. Dunno what he actually siad though. Then ppl began shtting on him and some even threw his albums in the trash.

        imo I think he got pressured by his management to regain china’s favour to make the $$$. Doesn’t help now that The Voice is being demolished by Eric Tsang. Now he def has to be on China’s side to film dramas.

  4. I wonder why they don’t ask Bobby … oh well they are literally milking it

      1. @conan2209 Bobby just finished filming Witness to a Prosecution 3 in Mainland China (by CCTV). He has always been gracious with TVB, don’t think they have fallen out though.

      2. @sehseh I had no idea that Bobby filmed Witness to a Prosecution 3! Now I cant wait to watch it, but I hope his voice wont be dubbed.

  5. Has Charmaine/Linda even confirmed? Seems the news all over have announced that they will be in. Agree that this will be a step back for Charmaine, who is known for selecting roles that are challenging. Doubt coming back to this FH franchise would help her. Pakho’s acting is overrated, much like his buddy Benjamin Yuen.

  6. Unpopular opinion: Cant wait to see them on screen again! Hopes are high although i though linda was going straight back to her kids after children hospital as she said she really missed them!
    Dont care for the FH title as this point ill only be watching for the cast

  7. i am actually happy to know he will be in it, he is so cute!
    However, i dont know if i can make myself watch it if Linda will be in ;(

  8. I hope this is just rumour or using Charmaine to hype up the pre-production (just like Line Walker 3). FH4 was horrible and unless they find the original season scriptwriter and producer is not MSC, I’d rather not see Charmaine in this drama.

  9. Other than the cast, the station needs to work on the script as well. The last installment was boring and a disappointment. No point getting “better known” cast (not even a fan of Linda or Pakho), a bad storyline remains as a waste of time to watch.

  10. More BS promotion,
    Charmaine will not come back to this especially if Pakho is the lead….
    Charmaine would need a really good script and a much higher profile male lead..

    FH4 was only average, FH 1,2,3 was much better…
    It only rated higher due to the pandemic where everyone was home in lockdown.

  11. I think bobby makes the best forensic science…as for the policeman, shaun is ok. wonder how pakho is going to fit in, but would prefer him to be in wonder wonder 2.

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