At the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong last Spring, TVB announced its plans to produce a third installment to its highly success Triumph in the Skies <衝上雲霄> series, temporarily titled Triumph in the Skies 2020. Over 200 million yuan (HK$226 million) will be invested on the threequel, and it will be a collaboration with Tencent’s Penguin Pictures. Among TVB’s other co-productions with Penguin Pictures included Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者2>, Deep in the Realm of Conscience <宮心計2深宮計>, and Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3>.
In an interview with TVB’s Assistant General Manager Felix To (杜之克), the TVB executive confirmed that Triumph in the Skies 2020 will be mainly set in Mainland China, and will feature cast members from both China and Hong Kong.
Though Felix To did not reveal the official cast list, there are rumors that only Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), who portrayed the pilot Sam Tong throughout the series, will be the only returning cast member. Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), who portrayed the siblings Jayden Koo and Summer Ha in Triumph in the Skies 2, may not return, as their agency Digital China still have disagreements with TVB. There was another rumor that William Chan (陳偉霆) may appear in the series as a new role, but his agency EEG stated that William has not been in contact with TVB about the drama.
As for Mainland China’s side of the casting, there’s been talks that TVB and Tencent have been courting Angelababy, Yang Mi (楊冪), Dilireba (迪麗熱巴), and Huang Zitao (黃子韜) about new roles. However, neither TVB nor Tencent have confirmed this news to be true.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.