Production for HKTV’s “The Election 2” Indefinitely Postponed
Due to poor ratings, HKTV announced that production on the second season of The Election <選戰> has been indefinitely postponed.
The Election, starring Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智) and Angelica Lee (李心潔), was selected by viewers to be the opening drama for Ricky Wong’s (王維基) HKTV, which launched its online and mobile service in November 2014.
HKTV ratings have been less-than-stellar, obtaining an average of 120,000 viewers per day. Last week, ratings dropped to an average of 105,000 viewers per day, more than a 17.3 percent decrease.
It has been said that production for The Election 2 was postponed to May 2015, but sources say that the possibility of The Election 2 getting canceled is higher. The Election director Wong Kwok Keung (黃國強) admitted that ratings for the drama are disappointing but understandable. He said, “HKTV is using a very unusual platform to broadcast its programs. It’s very far from what we wanted.”
Wong Kwok Keung revealed that his contract with HKTV will end in February. “I don’t think we will be able to film The Election 2 by February or March. Liu Kai Chi also has a busy schedule. However, I did tell Mr. Wong that if HKTV decides to go forward with The Election 2, I will try my best to fit it in my schedule.”
In related news, Eva Chan (陳詩慧), who performed The Election‘s theme song “I’ll Be There”, announced that her contract with HKTV has already ended last month. She has recently signed a new management contract with China 3D Digital Entertainment, the agency that also manages Chilam Cheung (張智霖), Chrissie Chau (周秀娜), and Joyce Cheng (鄭欣宜). Eva said, “I’ll still focus on writing music, including composing and writing lyrics. I’ll also help with filming soundtracks. It’s very enriching.”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.