TVB Confirms Big Changes to Drama Department
With the successes of dramas such as The Exorcist’s Meter <降魔的>, Life on the Line <跳躍生命線> and the ongoing Barrack O’Karma <金宵大廈>, TVB is slowly erasing away its “plastic drama” label. To accommodate the changes in the company’s image, TVB has to come up with ways to adapt.
According to news reports, TVB’s upper management had just went through what reports described as a “big change” to its drama department. With the critical success of Barrack O’Karma, Deputy General Manager of programs and productions, Felix To (杜之克) have decided to take on a producing role in the drama department. To also recruited The Exorcist’s Meter producer Dave Fong (方駿釗) and Barrack O’Karma producer Yip Chun-fai (葉鎮輝) into his projects, forming “Team To.”
Other producers in this department include Lau Ka-ho (劉家豪) and So Man-chung (蘇萬聰).
Scriptwriter Ruby Law (羅佩清), who helmed the scripts of both The Exorcist’s Meter and Barrack O’Karma, also joined Team To. Ruby confirmed the news herself, telling reporters, “I’m still finishing what I’ve been doing before, so I’m not sure about how big the changes will be.”
As for her thoughts in being in the same offices as other big-name producers, Ruby smiled and said, “I got a raise and more time to rest.”
“We are still doing the same thing as before,” said Dave Fong. “Nothing much has changed.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
Well, the only difference is that they’re all now under the same umbrella. Hopefully that means they’re a tighter team and can produce better dramas. But…if the past is any indication, it might just mean more supernatural series. While that’s a fresh field after so many years of neglect, it’s pointless if they keep reusing the same theme.
TVB should plan something like the MCU, DCEU or like Arrowverse, where series is connected in a shared universe.
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