Sneak Peak of TVB’s Prison Drama “The Battle of Tomorrow”

By on October 30, 2013 in TV Dramas

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Above: Vincent Wong stars in “The Battle of Tomorrow”.

Every year, TVB holds an annual sales presentation event to attract potential sponsors of future television dramas. For the 2014 sales presentation, which will be held next on November 7, TVB plans to pitch at least 16 new television dramas to the audience. Among the 16 titles, prison drama The Battle of Tomorrow<再戰明天> has garnered the most curiosity from fans.

The Battle of Tomorrow will star Lawrence Ng (吳啟華), Kate Tsui (徐子珊), and Vincent Wong (王浩信) as officers for the Hong Kong Correctional Services, a disciplined department responsible for the handling of inmates and prison facilities. The drama, which will officially begin principal photography in January 2014, will be filmed at real prison locations in Hong Kong.

Producer Lam Chi Wah (林志華) said, “We actually went to real restricted areas in prison to film [the sales presentation trailer]. The Correctional Services arranged the inmates to stay elsewhere so our crew could use the facility. It’s a rare opportunity to be able to shoot action scenes in a real prison, but we were able to do that!”

The sales presentation trailer features a love story about Kate, a young assistant officer who falls in love with a high-ranking officer, Lawrence, someone nearly twenty years her senior. Lawrence even held Kate in his arms when she was born. Though she initially sees Lawrence as an uncle, their mentor-student relationship slowly progresses to a romantic one. Producer Lam also spilled, “Kate even takes a knife for him.”

In a separate story arc, Vincent portrays a troubled officer who ultimately gets incarcerated. Vincent admitted that he could not stop crying when he was shooting his prison scene, saying, “Because we filmed it in a real prison, there were a lot of things left behind by the inmates. I went in and thought about what would happen if I couldn’t come out. I thought about how I wouldn’t be able to see my family, and I cried. The prison atmosphere is so real!”

Joyce Tang (滕麗名) also filmed the sales presentation trailer, starring as a female inmate who bursts into tears upon holding her toddler son.

The cast will also star pop singer Jonathan Wong (王梓軒), Matthew Ko (高鈞賢), and Candice Chiu (趙希洛) as officer cadets. Jacqueline Wong (黃心穎), 2012’s Miss Hong Kong first runner-up, will star in her first major role as Lawrence’s younger sister.

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

31 comments to Sneak Peak of TVB’s Prison Drama “The Battle of Tomorrow”

  1. Little fishy says:

    Kate better not die in this series or I will kill Chu, tvb!

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    • cloud9 replied:

      The same producer brings us High and Low rape scene only last about 5 sec
      Kate as Pat Chan

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      • cloud9 replied:

        Pat Chan die at this series, wont be surprise she die again on this series

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      • Gabby replied:

        well, Kate worked with this producer 2 dramas, in both her characters got very sad ending but the the role itself were interesting in my opinion, so I’m really looking forward for this
        well actually, 2 dramas of Kate in 2014 seems quite good 😀

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  2. AC says:

    sound good…i like all those actor/actress!
    hope the drama script make sense…

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  3. AC says:

    I wasn’t that excited about this series at first, but the more recent pictures of them at the prison made it seem a lot more interesting. That’s kinda crazy that they’ll be filming inside of a real prison, but it makes me look forward to this series.

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  4. kenwu says:

    About time, love prison dramas, dont like vincent much, should have raymond or bosco in it, n bring back fala.

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  5. Funn Lim says:

    It is about time Vincent Wong gets his chance at a leading character so I hope this works out for him.

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    • Puff replied:

      Totally agree. Hope Vincent will shine here. He’s a thousand times better than the heavily promoted, wooden, awful, Jason Chan!

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      • pssst replied:

        agree that he’s better than jason who’s so bad that nobody can be worse than him but vincent just doesnt have leading man qualities in him, he’s better off as supporting actor.

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  6. Hannahh says:

    Good to see Vincent leading yah!
    Kate is police officer again, boring

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    • Gabby replied:

      the Correctional services department is separated from police force, right?
      the staff from this department are still counted as police?

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I think it is different.

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      • lol replied:

        its alot different

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      • Gabby replied:

        yeah, I think it’s different too
        But I’m not sure about HK, so I just want to be sure

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  7. Bubblez says:

    I can’t wait to see Jacqueline’s debut role. (:

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  8. Sand says:

    Lawrence ng gets to pair up with all the Ms HKs..

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    • lol replied:

      yep so tvb can use lawerence while tvb has lawerence to boost new ms HKs

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      • pssst replied:

        what’s the big deal with Lawrence? He’s way past his sell-by date.

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  9. Kidd says:

    Reading the caption for the picture (Vincent Wong stars in “The Battle of Tomorrow”), I was so happy, thinking that Vincent Wong finally get to lead a series. Turns out, he’s still playing second fiddle. The big star is Lawrence Ng. What a downer. 🙁

    But, I’m still looking forward to this series because I want to see Jacqueline Wong act. She was very eloquent and witty during the pageant. I hope her acting will be good too.

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    • Funn Lim replied:

      Is this sales presentation or perhaps casting is confirmed? I don’t get it.

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    • Nicole replied:

      Although Vincent Wong doesn’t get the main lead roles, he does get many memorable roles that are in many ways better than being the lead.

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      • natalie replied:

        That is right, Vincent is safer in supporting roles because leading roles are mostly more one dimensional and harder to do, besides that leading roles come with high pressure and expectation from audience and more vulnerable to criticism if you fcked up. Obvious in example is Linda Chung vs Kristal Tin. I feel sad that Linda is to win Best Actress with this weak role and weak performance when Kristal is stealing the thunder from her from all direction.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      I am also happy to hear that Vincent is finally getting to play leading roles. I hope it all works out for him.

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    • natalie replied:

      Vincent Wong doesn’t have the in your face idol feel like Him law that’s why he’s stuck in supporting roles.

      This isn’t Jaqueline Wong’s debut, I’ve read some news that she has an important guest starring role inthat new Bosco-Kate drama. She looks like a typical sweet and clean looking office lady to me, not that pretty.

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  10. choco-bunny says:

    arrrrrrrrrrrrgggggghhhh, not another May-December romance!!!!!!!!!

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  11. pssst says:

    Vincent Wong, hardly leading man material.

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    • natalie replied:

      His face isn’t handsome enough to be a leading man and he doesn’t have the attraction to carry a drama. Him Law is more popular because he has better facial features and body. In my circle of life when Him law’s drama is airing many girls worship him Law just as good as one of the leads although his part is small, but while Vincent’s drama airing only small group worship him although the producer hard sell his big supporting role while majority are drawn to the male lead.

      Vincent is better than Jason and has potential to be a good actor but Him law has more attraction and lead material.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        There is more than just looks when it comes to being lead material. Wayne is not really handsome and all, but is able to lead many dramas.

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      • jokes replied:

        Yeh Wayne poor Wayne only just started leading in the last few years

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  12. Krissy says:

    “Though she initially sees Lawrence as an uncle, their mentor-student relationship slowly progresses to a romantic one.”

    ?? I fell in love with a guy who use to be an uncle to me…? Does anyone else think this is weird, or is it just me?

    And what’s up with Kate getting paired with guys 15-20 years older than her. First Dayo now Lawrence.

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