Synopsis of Kent Cheng and Wayne Lai’s “King Maker”

Dubbed as The Greatness of a Hero <盛世仁傑> part two , TVB’s new period political drama King Maker <造王者> is slated to premiere on August 13th in Hong Kong. Starring Hong Kong Film Award winner, Kent Cheng (鄭則士), and two-time TV King, Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), the historical thriller focuses on the conspiracies and struggles between two powerful chancellors in the imperial Southern Song court, each competing to have their favored prince become the successor of the emperor’s throne. 

After committing an unforgivable social blunder, government official Yu Bok Man (Cheung Kwok Keung 張國強) and his family were given a death sentence. Although his children managed to escape the punishment together, they were eventually separated. Second son, Yu Sai Wing (Patrick Tang 鄧健泓) was deceived into becoming an eunuch and was castrated, suffering humiliation and oppression. Youngest daughter Yu Ching* (Natalie Tong 唐詩詠) loses her memory, but is fortunately adopted by Yim Sam Leung (Kristal Tin 田蕊妮), leader of the underground Cho Sect.

Eldest son Yu Jing (Wayne Lai) enters the imperial court and works his way to become the king’s left hand chancellor, also befriending the experienced right-hand chancellor Tung Chiu (Kent Cheng). 

The emperor’s two sons, elder prince Chiu Kwai Sing (Pierre Ngo 敖嘉年) and second prince Chiu Kwai Wo (Lai Lok Yi 黎諾懿), both greedily compete for the throne. Jing and Chiu become enemies after Jing mistakes Chiu to have betrayed his own father for power. Jing, who supports the succession of the elder prince, decides to get help from cunning court official Yeung Chi San (Joseph Lee 李國麟) to dispose Chiu and the second prince. The fight for the throne becomes a war between fire and water, brandishing out an intense battle of wits. 

The 28-episode drama is produced by Leung Choi Yuen (梁材遠), who also produced TVB’s recent political thrillers The Greatness of a Hero and The Life and Times of a Sentinel <紫禁驚雷>. Kingdom Yuen (苑瓊丹), Florence Kwok (郭少芸), Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), and Kwok Fung (郭峰) also star in King Maker.


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  1. Hope this one is better than Sentinel that series was very bad.

    1. I also didn’t like Sentinel. I thought it was ridiculous and forced, especially the ending. The casting was also all wrong.

  2. Excited. Story sounds good, 2 great actors but Lai Lok Yi ah??? I can quite imagine his performance already. Can’t they find someone else?!

  3. haven’t watched kent cheng in such a long time. two great actors leading a series, i think this will be one of the better dramas this year! also looking forward to seeing more of florence kwok

  4. kent cheng is a great actor.. wll catch ths series if just to watch hm n wayne..two versatile actors

  5. Can’t wait for it. Hands down my most anticipated drama of the year so far.

  6. Natalie Tong is everywhere. She’s is so many TVB series lately.

  7. Is this drama set at the end of Sung Dynasty?
    will this drama feature Mongke and Kublai Khan from mongol empires?
    will it feature the war between sung and mongol?

  8. Good Casts and good to see Kingdom Yuen back on TVB series. Going watch it even tho i’m not a fan of serious historical theme where they fight for the crown.

  9. Yes, I do agree recently there are many series with Natalie Tong. Undoubtedly,she improved a lot in her acting. So, I quite anticipate to her series especially “Detective Columbo” that she currently filming.

  10. Awaiting for Wayne & Kent Cheng! Looking forward to great performance from this 2 great actor. Kingdom Yuen and Florence Kwok too are good!

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