After announcing that Raymond Lam (林峯) will be returning to TVB, the station has confirmed that the 39-year-old actor will star in Line Walker 3 <使徒行者3>. But aside from Raymond and Benz Hui (許紹雄), the female lead has not been confirmed yet. Speculations quickly arose that Ali Lee (李佳芯) and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) are most likely to land the coveted lead.
Initially aired in 2014, Line Walker was extremely popular and peaked with viewership ratings of 37 points. Line Walker was also Raymond’s last TVB drama, in which he left the station for five years and signed with EEG and subsequently Louis Koo’s (古天樂) management agency Sky High Entertainment. Though Raymond is currently under contract with Sky High, he will be filming television dramas with TVB.
In 2017, TVB cast Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Moses Chan (陳豪), Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪), and Pakho Chau (周柏豪) in Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者2>, but viewers’ response was only lukewarm, with ratings only at 27 points.
The story for Line Walker: The Prelude took place before Line Walker, and the series ended with Kenneth Ma‘s (馬國明) appearance and the case files of Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) being opened. It is speculated that the time frame for Line Walker 3 may take place between the first two series.
Although TVB has not announced who will be the female lead in Line Walker 3 yet, the possibility of Ali Lee getting the role is very high. The TV Queen has already completed filming heavyweight dramas Big White Duel <白色強人> and Assassin <殺手>, and will definitely have time to film Line Walker 3 around June, when Raymond’s schedule will be free.
Another likely actress is Nancy Wu. Showcasing her ability to handle action-packed scenes in A Fist Within Four Walls <城寨英雄> and The Unholy Alliance <同盟>, Nancy will be a great fit for Line Walker 3. Last year, Nancy also made an appearance in the film Men on the Dragon <逆流大叔>, which was produced by Louis Koo’s company. Since Nancy worked well with Louis’ company and is also TV Queen caliber, she may be cast opposite Raymond in Line Walker 3.
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.