Bucking the trend of declining ratings for TVB, revenge drama Modern Dynasty <家族榮耀> was the station’s top-watched production for the year. With a stellar cast of Tavia Yeung (楊茜堯), Chilam Cheung (張智霖), Rain Li (李彩華) and Him Law (羅子溢), it peaked at 28.6 ratings points and sparked avid viewer discussions. Already confirmed to have a 30-episode spin-off, “TVB graduate” actor Raymond Lam (林峯) will be pulled in to pump up ratings!
A New Story
While the finale episode of Modern Dynasty had hinted at a sequel, television veteran and Modern Dynasty producer Tommy Leung (梁家樹) stated that though it belonged to the “family” lineup, the new series is not a sequel to “Modern Dynasty”, but will be an “entirely new story”. Confirming online rumors, Tommy said that he had approached Raymond Lam to join in the leading cast of the as yet unnamed spinoff. Asked about further casting information, he added that the script is still very much in the works as at the moment, and will provide further updates once confirmed. According to online sources, much of the upcoming series will be filmed in Malaysia.
Former Lovers Rain and Raymond to Reunite?
When news broke about Raymond joining the cast of the Modern Dynasty spin-off, netizens quickly expressed excitement about the likelihood of Raymond and Rain Li reuniting onscreen – the two had a short-lived romance back in the 2000s after co-starring in romantic film Stolen Love <別戀>, but ended their relationship as they each pursued their respective careers leaving little time spent together.