Selena Lee, Joel Chan Will Return for “Barrack O’Karma” Season 2 If TVB Agrees to Their Terms
The popular TVB supernatural horror series Barrack O’Karma <金宵大廈> aired its grand finale on Sunday, October 13th, and many fans are sad to see the series go, including our favorite leads.
Starring Selena Lee (李施嬅) and Joel Chan (陳山聰), Barrack O’Karma is a story about karma, destiny, and fate. It centers on the characters living in the mysterious Twilight Mansion, where current and past souls intermingle.
Originally scheduled to air once a week on Sunday, Barrack O’Karma was not meant to be as big of a hit as it is today. It is not only Joel’s first drama as lead actor, but also one of Selena’s last productions as a TVB artiste. Earlier this year, she opted out of renewing her TVB contract, ending her 15-year relationship with the broadcasting giant.
With both stars busy with other projects, reuniting for a second season will be difficult. But Selena and Joel have already set out their terms for returning, and now it just takes TVB to honor it.
Expressing her interest in returning, Selena said, “As I’ve already signed with a different agency, I have other jobs I’m obligated to do. If a season 2 does come, we would have to discuss about the logistics of our collaboration. I hope that the original cast and crew will return also.”
Selena did not request for an increase in fee. Her only requirements are to see the original cast and crew return, as well as an increase in production budget.
“I have confidence in the producer and writers,” she said.
Producer Yip Chun-fai (葉鎮輝) and writer Ruby Law (羅佩清) also expressed an interest in writing the sequel. “TVB has mentioned the idea to us, but we would need to write a completely new story,” said the producer. “We haven’t thought about what that new story would be. The story of the first season is over. There will be no continuation of that, but there is more room for new stories.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.