The sequel to this year’s highly successful Shaw Brothers and Youku co-produced web series, “Flying Tiger,” (飛虎之潛行極戰) has begun filming. The tentative English title for the sequel right now is “Flying Tiger II” (飛虎之雷霆極戰). The original series aired in May this year and reached over 4.5 billion views. Due to the results, a sequel was greenlit and filming started yesterday at Tseung Kwan O. Aside from the original cast consisting of Michael Miu (苗僑偉), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), Ron Ng (吳卓羲), and Oscar Leung (梁烈唯), Kenneth Ma (馬國明) and Hollywood actor, Lee Pace are also joining the cast. As for female leads, 43-inch leg goddess, Kelly Cheung (張曦雯) and Jennifer Yu (余香凝) are joining the series.
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Bosco Wong reveals his character this time is a British special agent, but he doesn’t reveal whether the character is evil or good. He hopes there will be a bigger budget this time. Bosco Wong reveals, “Filming with the original cast is definitely happy. The best is to film a series every year, continue filming it each year. I hope the ratings will surpass the first series. If the web ratings can surpass 5 billion views, we’ll get Third Brother (Michael Miu’s nickname) to take his shirt off.”
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Michael Miu says, “Taking clothes off is too childish. But filming with the original cast, I definitely hope the ratings will be even better. The audience likes to watch and will continue to support. We hope to keep improving, even better than the first series.” As for Oscar Leung, who received good praise for his character “Kenny” in the first series, he hopes his character will be even more successful this time.
As for Kenneth Ma, who works for the Criminal Intelligence Bureau in the series, says, “I’m very happy. I’ve known the cast for many years. Hope the ratings will be higher than the last time. The cast lineup got bigger and even added a Hollywood actor the series. It’ll definitely be good. On the contrary, I haven’t worked with a lot of the female actors. Christine Kuo (苟芸慧) plays my wife. I have high hopes since this is our first time working together.”
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Kelly Cheung will be paired up with Bosco Wong and also play a British special agent. She will also be Lee Pace’s subordinate and will be going to Britain to film scenes. This is a good pick since Kelly Cheung speaks English fluently and will be able to converse with Lee Pace. Kelly Cheung reveals, “It’s very cool to play a special agent, but it requires training and good skills.” For Jennifer Yu, who is filming a long series for the first time, says she’s very excited and will be in a love triangle with Oscar Leung and Ron Ng.
Credit: Ming Pao