Tavia Yeung (L) and Raymond Lam set to re-collaborate
Raymond Lam will be reunited with Tavia Yeung to film a new TV series for TVB tentatively titled 談情說案. Joining them is Kenneth Ma, of Man In Charge and Speech of Silence. Raymond and Tavia were previously paired in Golden Faith and worked together in Eternal Faith, Yummy Yummy, Heart of Greed, Moonlight Resonance, among others.
This new series will be a "sort-of" remake of popular Japanese TV series - Detective Galileo. Raymond will undertake the lead role as Galileo, a university professor who majors in Physics. Galileo believes that everything revolves around and has a connection to Science.
Raymond will be romantically linked to Tavia, who takes on the role of a criminal investigator. They will work as a pair to solve numerous criminal cases.
Raymond shares that he grew up reading detective novels. This will be his first time filming for the detective/investigation genre and it will be a new experience for him. However, Raymond disclosed that he has not watched the Japanese series before. "I don’t even have the time to watch the series that I have acted in, hence, time just does not permit me to watch other series." Raymond is not worried that audience will compare him with the Japanese actor, Masaharu Fukuyama who portrayed Galileo in the original series. In everything that you do, you will still be the subject of comparison, nevertheless, there are many differences, from the the scripts and plots to the actors and actresses with different portrayal of each roles and characters, I believe they are different altogether, explains Raymond.
This new series will also be the first time for Tavia to undertake a criminal investigator role. Tavia says, "This is a fresh new experience for me. The plot is also different, I certainly look forward to it." Tavia is not worried that viewers will compare this series with the original one. She explains that Producer Lau Ka Hou says that the series will also focus on relationships aside from the criminal cases.
Source: Oriental Daily with translations by Choccho @ AsianFanatics.net