Elaine Yiu, Jack Wu Regulars on TVB’s “Below the Lion Rock” Remake

By on January 2, 2014 in TV Dramas

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TVB’s assistant general manager Au Wai Lam (區偉林) announced in August 2013 that TVB has invited Franklin Wong (黃華麒), producer of the immensely popular RTHK soap opera Below the Lion Rock <獅子山下>, to remake the series for TVB, which will begin airing in 2014.

Below the Lion Rock, a family-friendly series that premiered in 1972 and ended in 2006, is a soap opera that depicts the life stories of Hong Kong families from different social backgrounds. Lauded for its emotional subject matter and well-written script, Below the Lion Rock achieved success in viewership ratings. Its theme song “Below the Lion Rock” <獅子山下>, written by Joseph Koo (顧嘉煇), James Wong (黃霑), and performed by Roman Tam (羅文), has become a staple song of Cantopop, and some even consider the song as Hong Kong’s own unofficial national anthem.

According to Au Wai Lam, TVB’s remake of Below the Lion Rock will touch on similar social topics as its original. Franklin Wong announced in a recent interview that unlike the original, which rotated its cast members, the remake will have a set main cast. Confirmed regular cast members include Jack Wu (胡諾言), Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), Henry Yu (于洋), Albert Lo (羅浩楷), and former Cable TV artist Zoie Tam (譚凱琪). Franklin Wong also announced that the show will invite many well-known actors, as well as introduce rookie actors, to guest star on the series.

“Watching one’s son become a dragon” (望子成龍), an idiom that represents holding high hopes for one’s child, will be the first subject covered by the series. Franklin Wong expressed that the topic is a relatable issue for many Hong Kong citizens, and he hopes that viewers will be able to see the different arguments and experiences made by the characters on the show.

After over six months of preparation, Franklin Wong announced that production for Below the Lion Rock will officially begin on February 10, 2014.

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

17 comments to Elaine Yiu, Jack Wu Regulars on TVB’s “Below the Lion Rock” Remake

  1. Funn Lim says:

    Oh, another regular sort of sitcom series?

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  2. Love says:

    Is this a sitcom!! Of my!! I love come home love !! Best drama so far!! If tvb cut come home love!! There is nothing decent to watch on tv. Especially tvb drama are getting crap!! Sorry just my opinions!

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    • Leva replied:

      I don’t think this is gonna affect Come home love since this is a soap opera and not a sitcom. It probably not gonna have a lot of episodes compare to Come home love. It would probably be a normal tvb drama that does excel more than 40 episodes.

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    • Larry 3 replied:

      Its a mini series drama… like the never ending A Kindred Spirit

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    • will replied:

      Come home love is boring, wish it is cut already.

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  3. Moca says:

    That’s a bad pic of Elaine. She looks fuller…

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  4. John says:

    Jack Wu?? Yay! Havent seen him since like forever!

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  5. Selena says:

    The cast doesn’t interest me.

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  6. Sqlady says:

    Yeah! Elaine Yiu….support Elaine to be the regular cast. ‘Add Oil’ Looking forward.

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  7. Shrimpboat says:

    One reason I love sitcoms is because they cast lesser known actors and give them the opportunity to shine. Hopefully this soap opera will do the same. Looking forward to it since life now is pretty different from life back then.

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  8. based says:

    It’s not a sitcom. It’s a drama about local issues and family life in HK.

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  9. H says:

    Happy for Elaine! 🙂 Hope she shines!

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    • sandcherry replied:

      Me too. Elaine Yiu has improved a lot in her acting in the last 2 or 3 years.

      Haven’t seen Jack Wu for a while in drama series. What has he been doing lately? Glad to see him back in dramas.

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      • sport3888 replied:

        Jacky Wu was in Come Home Love but as minor role for a few episodes :/

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      • AC replied:

        I think he’s in Gilded Chopsticks (Wong Cho Lam-Joey Meng series) which will air next month, but I know he does a lot of hosting work.

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  10. selfiwu says:

    elaine deserves this a lot. glad for her to receive this lead role!

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  11. sport3888 says:

    Instead of coming up with something “new” TVB decides to remake an other series? :/ I like Jack Wu hopefully he’s the lead, if so I might check it out when it airs.

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