Date: January 18, 2017
Temporary Chinese title: 《宮心計2深宮計》
Pinyin title: Gung Sam Gai Yi Sam Gung Gai
Temporary English title: "Deep in the Realm of Conscience"
Producer: Fong Chun Wah
Attending Cast: Annie Liu, Nancy Wu, Steven Ma, Kenneth Ma, Edwin Siu, Chrissie Chau, Alice Chan, Michelle Yim, Jacqueline Wong, Susan Tse, Candy Lo, Angie Cheong, Akina Hong, Pinky Cheung, Rosanne Lui, Lee Lung Kei, Vivi Lee, Savio Tsang, Sharon Luk, Wai Ka Hung, Otto Chan, Winki Lai, Erin Wong, Kimmy Kwan, Toby Chan, Lena Wong, Mandy Ho, Hebe Chan, Momo Wu, Clare Chan, Snowy Bai, Ng Pui Yu, Bobo Yeung, Tsang Yuen Sa, Michelle Wong, Kiko Leung, Ng Ka Yee, Osanna Chiu, Debbie Lo, Kanice Lau, Chu Fei Fei, Mina Kwok, Gloria Chan, Joan Lee, Lena Li, Sophie Yip, Rachel Ho, Ann Law, Athena Ng, Katherine Ho, Niki Chan, Emily Chung, Cho Sze Sze, Even Chan, Helen Shum, Jason Sze, Yiu Wang Yuen, Terrence Huang, William Chu, Alan Tam, Tristan Cheung, and Marco Lee.
Place: Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate Chun Choi Street No. 77 TVB City Studio Four
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- 36 episodes long.
- The series will be in the format of a movie, filming with two cameras on set and entirely real locations. There will be location filming in Hengdian for two months.
- The story starts off with the execution of Empress Wei. In the palace, each person fights for power and eliminates dissidents to keep one's position, but becomes the victim of one's evil deeds in the end. The theme of the series: 'The heavens do not bully good deeds. Good thoughts bear good results' (行善天不欺, 善念修善果).
- There will be the addition of investigative elements.
- Annie Liu will play Yuan Yue (元玥), who goes from being a commoner to a princess who knows kung fu.
- Nancy Wu will play Wang Zhen (王蓁), who goes from being Princess Consort Ping to a crown princess, and then an empress.
- Steven Ma will play Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (李隆基), who is clear about what he loves and hates but has hidden ambition. He is both good and evil. He stops at nothing to become the prince, but it is due to circumstances; he is not considered a bad person. He has many females around him: Nancy is his wife, Chrissie Chau is his concubine, he and Annie have mutual admiration, and he and Alice Chan are rivals. The females like him; some like him for his power. In the end, he gives up everything for state power. He, Kenneth Ma, and Edwin Siu are like brothers; Kenneth and Edwin even help him deal with Alice to get the state power back.
- Kenneth will play Ren Sanshu (任三恕), an imperial guard general. He saved Jacqueline Wong's life, so she admires him. Jacqueline dies in the end, so he ends up alone.
- Edwin will play He Li (何離), an imperial guard commander.
- Chrissie will play an imperial concubine who becomes pregnant with the emperor's baby. She has a villainous appearance, but she actually has a straightforward personality. She is misunderstood by Steven as a spy sent by Alice to hurt him. She appears in the middle of the series; it is not until the second half of the series that her screen time becomes heavy.
- Alice will play Princess Taiping, Steven's aunt (i.e., his father's younger sister) who fights for the throne with him. She wants to continue Wu Zetian's era, which leads to a lot of palace scheming and struggles.
- Michelle Yim will play Empress Wei, the late emperor's empress.
- Jacqueline will play Gan Ruoqian (甘若芊), a palace maid who has a one-sided love for Kenneth.
- Susan Tse leads Angie, Candy, Akina, and Pinky in managing the palace.
- Candy Lo will play the Head of Jewellery. She battles with Susan. She is a villain.
- Angie Cheong will play the Head of Attire who is rather competitive and confident. She and Candy are related.
- Akina Hong will play the Head of Furnishing who is rather kindhearted and overcautious.
- Pinky Cheung will play the Head of Food.
- Lee Lung Kei will play Steven's father.
- Eric Li will play Li Chengqi (李成器), the Prince of Song.
- Erin Wong will play Angie's right-hand woman. She is in the Department of Attire.
- Toby Chan is in the Department of Furnishing. She gets killed by Nancy.
- Hebe Chan will play Yu Huiju (余慧菊).
- Momo Wu will play Ding Lan (丁蘭).
- Debbie Lo is in the Department of Attire.
- Mina Kwok will play Miao Rui (妙蕊), a palace maid.
- Athena Ng will play a palace maid.
- Jason Sze will play Tan Fa (譚發), an imperial guard who investigates hidden mysterious cases.
- Yiu Wang Yuen will play Fang Zheng (方正), an imperial guard who investigates hidden mysterious cases.
- Terrence Huang will play Tang Xian (唐先), an imperial guard who investigates hidden mysterious cases.
- William Chu will play Lu Feng (呂峰), an imperial guard who investigates hidden mysterious cases.
- Virginia Lau is in the Department of Food.
- Katrina Cheung is in the Department of Jewellery.
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Personal Note: The costumes are so ugly.... o_O
Candy and Angie reuniting after "A Kindred Spirit", which was over 20 years ago!
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