|I was alittle shocked when I heard it. ATV is remaking Who's The Winner. I remember watching all three Parts when I was young. It was probably ATV's highest rated and most popular series in the 90's. Hong Kong viewers really loved the series because it's plot around casino & cards and the overall storyline. The series had 3 parts to it and each parts had very bigs names for the 90's like Chan Ting Wai, Joey Meng, Jacky Lui, Paul Chun, Nick Cheung, Eddy Ko, Margie Tsang, Christine Ng, Ken Tong, Simon Yam, and Kwong Wa. I can't believe they would risk the reputation of the originals because the remake might flop.|
I was wondering who would be part of the cast because those are pretty big shoes to fill. Next Magazine said the new producer of the series promised a TVB Fa Dan would lead the cast. I thought for a while it would either be Kenix Kwok or Maggie Cheung Hor Yee. To my surprise they found Ada Choi to headline the series being the focus of attention. I was alittle puzzled by this since Ada has a contract with TVB. Turns out she found a loop hole in the contract which allows her to film mainland series. ATV decided to film this series under their mainland company name so Ada would be able take part. Very smart! 2 Million HKD is a big payout for Ada for just one series. She seems really excited about the series by looks of her blogs. They also were successful recruiting Chilam Cheung. I haven't seen him in a TV series in ages. I think Kenneth Chan, Pinky Cheung, and Gilbert Lam might be a part of it too, they're usually included in all in big scale ATV productions. If I'm not mistaken filming started a couple months ago but there hasn't been much press about it.
Maybe I might give this series a watch. I would be interesting seeing Ada becoming the headliner in the series, after all, the originals were all headlined by men. However, this might become an issue if ATV decides to air it while TVB airs The Gem of Life.