Shaw Brothers’ “Flying Tiger 2” Still Has No Broadcast Date for Hong Kong

By on September 12, 2019 in NEWS, TV Dramas

Shaw Brothers’ “Flying Tiger 2” Still Has No Broadcast Date for Hong Kong

The spiritual sequel to Shaw Brothers’ first web series Flying Tiger <飛虎之潛行極戰> has already started airing in Mainland China, but the company still hasn’t decided on when it will start airing it in Hong Kong.

Starring the original cast members of 2018’s Flying Tiger, with new cast members including Hollywood actor Lee Pace, Flying Tiger 2 <飛虎之雷霆極戰> follows Hong Kong SDU captain Lok Ka-shing (Michael Miu 苗僑偉) who is investigating a powerful force that has infiltrated Hong Kong’s criminal organizations. He establishes the special “A Team”, assembled with the police department’s most elite fighters and intelligence officers, to eliminate the force.

Though similar in name, Flying Tiger 2 is not related to TVB’s Tiger Cubs <飛虎> series starring Joe Ma (馬德鐘).

Flying Tiger 2 features a large cast of TV and film actors, including Michael Miu, Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Ron Ng (吳卓羲), Kenneth Ma (馬國明), Oscar Leung (梁競徽), Joel Chan (陳山聰), Kelly Cheung (張曦雯), Jacky Cai (蔡潔), Jennifer Yu (余香凝), Zoie Tam (譚凱琪) and Timothy Cheng (鄭子誠). It also features the comeback of Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) — her first TV drama since 2016’s E.U. <EU超時任務> — and Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧). Veteran actors such as Lawrence Ng (吳啟華), David Chiang (姜大衛), Dominic Lam (林嘉華), Pat Poon (潘志文), Michael Wong (王敏德), and Liza Wang (汪明荃) also star. Flying Tiger 2 also stars Hollywood actor Lee Pace in his Hong Kong television drama debut. Lee Pace is best known for portraying Ned in the TV series Pushing Daisies, Thranduil in The Hobbit, and Ronan the Accuser in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Though the series has already premiered in China via Youku streaming on September 6, Shaw Brothers has yet to confirm an air date for the show in Hong Kong.

Originally scheduled to air at most a month after its original Chinese premiere, it appears that Flying Tiger 2 was planned for an October 2019 release via TVB Jade.

However, TVB’s current prime time line-up is full — TVB will be airing Finding Her Voice <牛下女高音> and The Man Who Kills Trouble <解決師> this October.

While we wait, check out this trailer of Flying Tiger 2:

Source: HK01.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

8 comments to Shaw Brothers’ “Flying Tiger 2” Still Has No Broadcast Date for Hong Kong

  1. anon says:

    As much as Shaw Brothers/TVB try to glorify their productions with better casting and tighter cinematography. Their scripts are still weak and the filmography isn’t even on Korean standard yet (Korean action dramas). Koreans make better cop dramas than TVB and thats pretty sad considering it ain’t even their bread and butter.

    Not sure how they got Pace Lee involved in this production. Maybe he heard China then thought it was dollar signs then was shocked at how poorly made this tv series is in the end.

    I’m on episode 9. This series is mediocre at best. Nothing to rave about. Watch it if you have nothing else better to watch.

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    • llwy12 replied:

      @anon I heard they paid big bucks to get him to participate…probably half the production costs right there, lol.

      The first one already wasn’t good — bored me half to death…second isn’t going to be any better, no matter how many so-called “big names” they throw at it…definite SKIP!

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      • anon replied:

        @llwy12

        That seems to be the Shaw Brothers/TVB formula. Throw big names into TV production and hope it works itself out and spends little to nothing on scriptwriters. Their investments in films are more or less the same strategy as well. Sad.

        At this point, I am just watching it for the old veterans like Michael Miu and Lam Kah Wah. I could care less about the rest.

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      • llwy12 replied:

        @anon Yup….nowadays, it’s basically all about name recognition as well as playing off audiences nostalgia and sentimentality. I call it the “Wong Jing formula”: it’s fine to keep recycling the same crap over and over and over and over again — the script doesn’t matter as long as you throw in as many big name artists as possible and also include a nostalgic reference or two….audiences will gobble it up like there’s no tomorrow. It’s beyond sad….it’s pathetic!

        Love Michael and Dominic but even the 2 of them (plus other veterans) aren’t enough to get me to watch this one (same goes with most of TVB’s / Shaw Brothers series nowadays — majority of them are unwatchable). If I want to see them in a drama, I would rather go pull out an 80s or 90s series to watch….

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  2. janet72 says:

    i’m enjoying this drama…there’s Lawrence Ng, Kenneth Ma, Michael Miu, Bosco and Yoyo. Liza’s hairstyle looked like 2 cans of hairspray have been used.

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    • sherla1019 replied:

      @janet72

      The comment on Liza hair ROFL….!!! wonder why her hairstyle is like that tho very puffy

      II enoy watching FT2 i get to see all the artist i like …plus how often do u see Bosco Ron Kenneth Michael Miu and Lawrence all in one series i have no complain better the TVB series that airing

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  3. hazel says:

    Looks better than the first series, I might watch it.

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  4. joyce says:

    I’m watching it because of the casts. So far I think it’s good. Female casts is a little weak but not too bad

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