Youku Promotes Seven TVB Dramas
A first look at upcoming TVB productions.
Holding a press release in Shanghai last week, Chinese video streaming giant Youku introduced its upcoming programs Asia Super Young <亞洲超星團> and Brothers! That Can’t Be! <不服啊!我的哥>, which feature a megawatt cast of coaches and guest stars. Collaborating frequently with Youku in recent years, TVB also unveiled seven new dramas, including two sequels and five all-new productions.
In the posters unveiled, Flying Tiger 3 and The Impossible 3 were the first two in the lineup and were marked with “Youku VIP”, showing their blockbuster drama status. Appearing in three out of the seven dramas is actor Roger Kwok (郭晉安), who has left the station but has since returned for various productions.
A quick look at the upcoming dramas:
- Flying Tiger <飛虎之壯志英雄>
Besides the return of familiar cast members Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Ron Ng (吳卓羲) and Oscar Leung (梁競徽), as well as Joe Ma’s (馬德鐘) iconic character, Flyering Tiger will also welcome a new microbiologist character played by Roger Kwok.
- The Impossible 3 <非凡三侠>
Starring Chilam Cheung (張智霖), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Chrissie Chau (周秀娜), Sammy Sum (沈震軒) and Jacky Cai (蔡潔), this suspense drama tells the story of three ordinary individuals who join hands to resolve an unexpected crisis, and become hotly pursued by both cops and triads due to their involvement in a series of mysterious cases.
- Big White Duel 2 <白色強人2>
The highly anticipated sequel to Big White Duel, which saw Kenneth Ma (馬國明) in his award-winning male lead role, its cast will likely comprise of Roger, Moses Chan (陳豪), Natalie Tong (唐詩詠) and Nancy Wu (胡定欣) who just inked her contract last month, although the lack of any faces or names on the text-only poster raises the possibility of unforeseen changes.
- Shadow of Justice <伙記辦大事>
Starring Bobby Au Yeung (歐陽震華) and Joe Ma, the production is also actress Joey Meng’s (萬綺雯) farewell drama at TVB.
- An Unforgotten Day <失憶24小時>
Starring Roger Kwok, Shaun Tam (譚俊彥), Grace Wong (王君馨) in the leads, An Unforgotten Day revolves around two characters of vastly different backgrounds and identities whose fates intertwine due to a 24-hour memory loss. Filming has commenced in end of 2019.
- Detective Investigation Diaries <刑偵日記>
The tentatively named production will star a strong veteran cast of Kara Hui (惠英紅), Alice Chan (陳煒), Philip Keung (姜皓文), Vincent Wong (王浩信), and Benjamin Yuen (袁偉豪). While Kara, Philip and Benjamin had also headlined The Defected <鐵探> last year, Investigation Diaries is not a sequel attempt. Kara will play a recovered mental patient while Vincent plays her son who has multiple personality disorder.
7. The Witness <木棘证人>
Filming had ended 2019 for this drama, which will see Him Law’s (羅仲謙) policeman character protect Kelly Cheung’s (張曦雯) lawyer persona in a first-time pair-up.
This article is written by JoyceK for JayneStars.com.