HKTV NEW & UPCOMING SERIES INFO 2013, Last Update: April 30, 2013
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HKTV NEW & UPCOMING SERIES LIST (2013)
INTRO: CityTelecom (CTI), founded by chairman Ricky Wong, recently applied for a free-to-air HK television license and has successfully launched the TV & Multimedia Production Centre, focused on drama production. Mr. Wong started his mass recruitment of HK singers, former TVB artists, directors and producers. CTI is currently waiting for the government to issue them their official free-to-air TV license before they can actually start operating.
*FYI: Subject to change at any time.*
*Please credit if reposted.
*Rough translations by aZnangel, unless otherwise stated.
- 11/2/12: Gov't is still holding back on issuing HKTV their free-to-air TV license.
- 12/4/12: HKTV CTI Sales Presentation 2013. Total 13 series, 3 variety shows.
- 12/4/12: CTI announced the name of their TV network is, "Hong Kong Television Network Limited" (HKTV)
- 2/22/13: Rumored, free-to-air TV license will be issued sometime between March-April.
• (M) STILL HAVE TIME TO LOVE YOU AGAIN - 還來得及再愛你 - 10 EPISODES (Genre: Idol drama, Supernatural) [Poster] [Trailer]
Cast: Danson Tang, Michelle Wai, Terence Yin, Sherming Yiu, Carlos Chan, Sin Ho Ying, Rachel Lam
Producer: Lam Siu Chi (The Seventh Day, Forensic Heroes II, Beyond the Realm of Conscience, Can't Buy Me Love)
Plot: A 224 year old man (Danson Tang) guarded himself for 200 years due to a damaged romance. Growing up in a village, the man goes through enormous changes, including experiencing the murder of his lover by a demon. He survived because a vampire rescued him. He was heartbroken, but can't get the tears out until he meets the energetic female lead (Michelle Wai). His heart unconsciously melted by her heartwarming love. The guy had an immortal body, while the girl only lives until age 80. Is it Heaven that's playing games with them or are they a match from Heaven?
• (M) AMAZING CENTURY - 驚異世紀 - 10 EPISODES (Genre: Suspense/Thriller) [Poster]
Cast: Dominic Lam, Leila Tong, Lawrence Chow, Felix Lok, Samuel Kwok, Noel Yeung, Emily Wong, Alan Luk, Eddie Li
Editor: Alfred Yip (The Drive of Life, The Four, Born Rich, Wax and Wane)
Plot: Fear comes from the inner heart. A series with 9 separate stories revolving around the hospital, hotel, mansion, a university professor, a psychologist and a hypnotist. There will be cases of a mysterious elder and a serial killer. The whole story is linked together by these 8 separate stories. Noel Leung will play a woman from age 18 to 80, and will take on 9 roles. She will have 9 husbands in the series.
• (M) FAIRYTALE LOVE SONG 201314 - 童話戀曲201314 - 20 EPISODES (Genre: Musical) [Poster], [Trailer]
Cast: William So, Bernice Liu, Kelvin Kwan, Jason Chan (Pak Yu), Evelyn Choi, Sek Sau, Al Wai, Savio Tsang, Benji and Lesley, Zac Koo, Kate Yeung
Editor: Pion Leung (Forensic Heroes III, Yes Sir, Sorry Sir!, Daddy Good Deeds)
Plot: During childhood, we all wanted to become princes and princesses. When we are older, the reality is we live in a world of HK Girls and HK Guys. When choosing a girlfriend, must have the outer qualities, and when choosing a boyfriend, must have a house, car and career. Thinking deeper, do we still have a dream in our hearts? This is the first musical in the history of HK television.
• (M) SECOND LIFE - 第二人生 - 20 EPISODES [Poster]
Cast: Wilfred Lau, Bondy Chiu, Terence Yin, Kwok Fung, Mannor Chan, Joey Tang, Patrick Lui, Ann Ho, Anita Chan, Joyce Giann
Director: Chan San Hap (Curse of the Royal Harem)
Plot: People who have lived for many years, and reach middle-age, they will bound to complain because of life pressures and setbacks. People would only remorse over their missed opportunities from the past, but this dreamless life, how useful can a salty fish life be? In the series, the protagonist experiences down time in life and by chance he had the opportunity to change history, but when history was rewritten, life didn't get any better. The protagonist came to realize, if he's going to be upset over the past, then why not just grasp the present and live on.
• (M) THREE FACE SHAPED DOCTOR - 三面形醫 - 20 EPISODES (Genre: Medical drama) [Poster], [Trailer]
Cast: Frankie Lam, John Chiang, Al Wai, Carlos Chan, Kate Yeung, Sam Chan, Leanne Ho, Benji & Lesley, Queenie Chan
Plot: Humans, naturally love beauty. Many people would put on makeup, go to the beauty salon, or even get plastic surery. However, there may not be too many people that can actually look at themselves in the mirror. Plastic Surgeon CHEUK TIN NAM (Frankie Lam) is Hong Kong's top plastic surgeon, but he's actually a greedy man. After one liver replacement surgery, and going through a life or death situation, he changed completely. He left the private hospital and joined Asian millionaire TIN HO CHEUNG's (Carlos Chan) medical group and became the chairman. NAM met optimistic obstetrician CHAN BUN YEUN (Al Wai) at the hospital and the two worked together to save lives. Meanwhile, the head at the medical headquarters CHIU JAN PONG (John Chiang) killed CHEUNG's mother in a surgery and because of this, CHEUNG targeted against PONG in hope to kick him out of the medical group. PONG eventually resigned himself and established his own clinic, but when everything went smoothly, he gets accused of murder...
• (M) BRAIN OPENING DETECTIVE - 開腦儆探 - 20 EPISODES (Genre: Supernatural) [Poster]
Cast: Felix Wong, Sam Lee, Kelvin Kwan, Adrian Wong, Kathy Yuen, Crystal Leung, Anita Chan, Janice Ting, Dominic Lam, Lo Hoi Pang,
Scriptwriter: Lau Choi Wan (Ghetto Justice), Director: Lau Shun On (A Step Into the Past)
Plot: A supernatural-themed detective series – however the ‘supernatural’ won’t be the traditional ghosts and spirits-theme that audiences are used to seeing. Rather, it will utilize ‘super’ scientific concepts as well as realistic methods to investigate a variety of mysterious, unusual cases. The series will revolve around the main character San Kei Yuen (Felix Wong) -- a former high-ranking police inspector who, after being traumatized by the mysterious death of his son, acquires the hidden ability to capture and enter other people’s subconscious, as he deeply believes that his son was actually murdered in the ‘inner confines of the subconscious’! At the same time, he starts to display signs of having a split personality and works hard to study about the ‘hidden subconscious’ in the hopes of one day finding his son’s killer. Each main character in this series will have some sort of ‘hidden ability’ that makes them different from other people. Even though each of them will have a ‘regrettable flaw’ and perhaps even be viewed by society as being ‘abnormal’ or ‘weird’, this does not affect their self-esteem. In fact, they are able to turn this ‘regrettable flaw’ into a ‘hidden ability’ and use it to help them solve many mysterious cases. (Translation by: llwy12)
• (M) POLICE BOUNDARIES - 警界線 - 21 EPISODES (Genre: Police procedural) [Poster], [Trailer], [Trailer]
Cast: Liu Kai Chi, Dominic Lam, Leila Tong, Lawrence Chow, Annie Liu, Joman Chong, Philip Keung, Lam Lei (guest star)
Producer: Chu Keng Kei (Former TVB scriptwriter for series such as Just Love, The Drive of Life, E.U)
Plot: The ability to distinguish from black and white; the importance of discipline are the most important boundaries of police officers. However, if the police go beyond these boundaries and collaborate with the criminals, then the capability of making arrests and solving cases may become unbounded. The most warm-blooded police and criminals, manifests the glory of human nature through blood, tears, life and death, leaving behind a stunning and touching story. [Info: A 21 episode drama, with 1 episode being a TV movie, which will start shooting first in July. The actual series will start shooting in October.]
• (M) HAKKA WOMEN - 客家女人 - 30 EPISODES (Genre: Remembrance) [Promo Poster], [Poster], [Trailer]
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Prudence Liew, Poon Chan Leung, Savio Tsang, Zac Koo, Oscar Chan, Emily Wong
Producer: Choi Suk Yin (Former TVB scriptwriter, worked on Maiden's Vow, The Drive of Life, The Academy, Curse of the Royal Harem)
Blessing Ceremony: October 18, 2012
Plot: Two sisters born in Hakka had a very good relationship, but because of an opportunity to live in Hong Kong, a lot of gossips and resentments developed between the sisters. Over the next ten years, they rarely kept in touch and lived separately, one in HK and the other in China. The story revolves around the reunion of the two sisters, their family and romantic relationships. The story also conveys the subtle changes in China and Hong Kong's relationship over the last 30 years. Family ties are closer than social relations. You deny it, deny it, but you must admit it. Resurgence of the big country, how will HK people face this or will there no longer be a HK in the future; is there a division of Chinese people? Modern society tangled, can it be resolved using money? Finally, under the union of China-HK, how much core values can HK people preserve?
• (M) THE MENU - 導火新聞線 - 25 EPISODES (Genre: Modern society) [Trailer]
Cast: Debby Yang, Catherine Chau, Noel Leung, Gregory Wong, Sek Sau, Samuel Kwok Fung, Benji Chiang
Producer: Lam Siu Chi (former TVB scriptwriter - The Seventh Day, Beyond the Realm of Conscience, Can't Buy Me Love)
Editor: Poon Man Hung (former TVB series editor - The Hippocratic Crush) / Director: Fong Hau Wah (former TVB director -- Moonlight Resonance)
Info: Monitoring society should be the media's responsibility, but violence, porn and gore is the pronou. The story is about three women with different ideals working at a free newspaper firm Smart Post (囧報). The women get into conflicts daily because of the news reporting. The Chief Editor is blinded by greed, for the sake of a good story, there is no hesitation on abandoning moral responsibility. The Assignment Editor and Reporters are filled with passion in helping the underserved population voice social injustice! Facing the reality of the business world, Gwing Bo is a newspaper not valued by their peers, but has a different purpose every day on either exposing or concealing the truth. How can reporters highlight justice and use a pen to protect their ideals?
• (M) AGE OF HOUSING PASSION - 歲月樓情 - 40 EPISODES (Grand Production) (Genre: Drama) [Poster], [Trailer]
Cast: Felix Wong, Ha Yu, Nina Paw (Hee Ching), Lelia Tong, Emily Kwan, Lam Lei, Savio Tsang, Philip Keung
Info: A story spanning 30 years about HK public housing. Witness small potatoes struggle through tough situations and have never-giving-up spirit just to establish a stable home and family. Under one roof, in a building with thousands of other families, just start off with a family's health and happiness, then each individual can create a brilliant and substantial life. Ha Yu and Nina are a married couple with 2 children - Emily and Leila. Felix Wong is Ha Yu's illegitimate son. Lam Lei is a member in the triad and good friends with Felix.
(M) MY MOTHER IS BLACK ROSE - 我阿媽係黑玫瑰 - 30 EPISODES (Genre: Comedy)
Cast: Kara Hui, John Chiang, Dominic Lam, Angelina Lo, Carlos Chan, Maria Chen, Sam Chan
Info: Kara is Black Rose, has a relationship with John. Dominic is her ex-husband and Carlos Chan is her son. John is a police officer.
• (PM) KUNG FU - 功夫 - 20 EPISODES (Genre: Martial arts) [Poster], [Trailer]
Cast: Yuen Wah, Rose Chan, Sin Ho Ying, Oscar Li, Risksen Tam, Bryant Mak, Simon Li
• (M) DETECTIVE GUIDE DOG - 神探導盲犬 - 20 EPISODES
Cast: Sam Chan, Benji & Leslie Chiang
• UNTITLED MODERN FORENSICS SERIES
PROGRAMME SALES PRESENTATION
(Sources: HKChannel, CTI's Weibo, HKTV's Weibo, Various Chinese newspapers and other Weibos)
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