TVB’s popular police series Armed Reaction <陀槍師姐> will be getting a fifth season after sixteen years, and this time, only three of the original cast members will be coming back.
The series originally starring Esther Kwan (關詠荷), Joyce Tang (滕麗名), Bobby Au-yeung (歐陽震華), and Marco Ngai (魏俊傑) first debuted in 1998, and follows the story of two policewomen who overcome discrimination in a career that is usually dominated by men. The popularity of the show has spawned three sequels, including the additions of Ada Choi (蔡少芬), Frankie Lam (林文龍), and Yoyo Mung (蒙嘉慧) in later seasons after Esther’s exit. The fourth and final season of the franchise, Armed Reaction IV, was released in 2004 and ended with a cliffhanger involving Ching Sum (Marco Ngai), who goes missing.
Sixteen years after the series finale, TVB announced in December 2019 that it will be reviving the series, renaming it to Armed Reaction 2020. Of the original cast, only Joyce Tang, Mimi Chu (朱咪咪), and Li Shing-cheong (李成昌) will be returning.
Moses Chan (陳豪) will be replacing Bobby Au-yeung as the series’ male lead, with Jessica Hsuan (萱萱) co-starring. Armed Reaction 2020 will be Moses and Jessica’s first collaboration since 2017’s Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者2>.
Also starring in Armed Reaction 2020 will be Him Law (羅仲謙), who will reportedly play a triad member. Tony Hung (洪永城), Lai Lok-yi (黎諾懿), Sharon Chan (陳敏之), and Gloria Tang (鄧佩儀) will also join the cast.
While Armed Reaction 2020 is regarded as a standalone story in the franchise, it is a continuation of the series with the return of several familiar characters. Filming already commenced this month.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.