Ruco Chan (陳展鵬), who had quietly signed with a new record label in May, had plans to drop his new single this September to coincide with the release of his highly-anticipated TVB drama, Chinatown <唐人街>. According to reports, a music video for the single was already produced and shot.
However, Chinatown was pulled out of broadcast last minute to make room for the release of Go! Go! Go! Operation C9 <C9特工>. Legal Mavericks 2020 <踩過界II> was released soon after, just in time to celebrate TVB’s anniversary season. As for why the plug was pulled on Chinatown, TVB explained that they are waiting for the right time slot to accommodate a worldwide release.
Chinatown is produced by A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄> and Line Walker <使徒行者> producer Jazz Boon (文偉鴻), and also stars Natalie Tong (唐詩詠), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), Philip Ng (伍允龍), Grace Wong (王君馨), Tiffany Lau (劉穎鏇), and Yuen Qiu (元秋).
Gossip mills speculate that TVB is attempting to push Vincent Wong (王浩信) to win TV King a second time—he had won Best Actor in 2017 for Legal Mavericks. Vincent’s biggest barrier to TV King would be Ruco if Chinatown had aired this year.
In a brief interview, Ruco confirmed the news that his new song has been indefinitely delayed due to the broadcast of Chinatown being in limbo. “The last time I sung a theme song for a drama was two years ago for War Succession <天命>,” said Ruco. As for why Chinatown was delayed, Ruco said, “I didn’t ask why. I was told it was pulled out last minute. [Jazz Boon] said there are some things that aren’t ready yet. I do hope viewers will get to see it next year.”
As for the rumor that TVB is trying to promote Vincent over Ruco, he said, “Then it’s not just Vincent Wong. Raymond Lam (林峯) is back too, and he hasn’t filmed a [TVB] drama in a while. I believe TVB is a fair company.”
Ruco reassured fans that more will be in store for them next year, as he plans to release two more singles under his new record label.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.