After months of being on limbo, TVB’s co-production drama Another Era <再創世紀> is finally getting an airdate.
The co-production with China’s iQIYI will first premiere in Mainland China through iQIYI’s online platforms on August 29, followed by a television premiere through CCTV-8 on August 30. It will then premiere in Hong Kong through TVB Jade on September 10, picking up the time slot that is currently being carried by The Stunt <特技人>.
Another Era, which stars Roger Kwok (郭晉安), Niki Chow (周麗淇), Frankie Lam (林文龍), Tavia Yeung (楊怡), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), and Pakho Chau (周柏豪) is the sister production of 1999’s At the Threshold of Another Era <創世紀>. The drama is set in the backdrop of Hong Kong’s financial industry, and spans 10 years.
Roger Kwok, as the only returning cast member from the original Era series, shared with fans, “[Another Era] is definitely not a prequel. I want to provide a good childhood memory for everyone. My character this time will definitely not be like [Threshold’s] Ma Chi-keung. I play a villain who appears warm on the outside, but is actually very cold! All my opponents won’t be good guys either. I’m going to be savage!”
The story of Another Era begins with the global financial crisis of 2008. Ambitious businessman Leo Ho (Roger Kwok) wanted to buy out Fong Chung-yam’s (Bowie Wu 胡楓) business group, but Cheuk Kai-tong (Pat Poon 潘志文) stopped him in time. Furious, Leo decides to out a plan to destroy him.
Ten years later, Cheuk Kai-tong becomes one of the richest men in the city, but the psychological torment of his son’s untimely death has put him bedridden, soon followed by a coma. His daughter, Ella (Niki Chow) learns to manage the family business, and together with her trusted accountant Duncan Ko (Frankie Lam), she starts a business war with Leo. Leo’s wife Hayley Cheung (Tavia Yeung ), Fong Chung-yam’s grandson Walter (Benjamin Yuen), and rookie entrepreneur Ching Hoi (Pakho Chau) also join the war, starting a new era of business politics.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.