16 Jul – "Triumph In The Skies II" producers, Au Koon Ying and Joe Chan, revealed that making the highly-anticipated sequel was not a walk in the park for them.
As reported on HK Channel, the two producers said that a lot of things occurred that led to the delay of the sequel, "It was supposed to film in 2006, but a failed negotiations with airline sponsors made our life miserable!"
The delay caused many issues, such as the original cast members, which are Michelle Ye, Sammul Chan and Shek Sau, making the decision to restart their career in mainland China instead.
Producer-cum-scriptwriter Au Koon Ying disclosed, "It has been 10 years since "Triumph In The Skies" last aired on TV, and there was pressure for us to do well. In the 10 years since it aired, we tried various things and faced many obstacles. But now that it's settled, it is time to wait for the viewers' reception."
Joe Chan added, "There are more people at the airport now than 10 years ago. Back then, we were allowed to shoot wherever and whenever we wanted and block any areas for filming. Now, you can't shoot at the airport all day, just in the middle of the night! And then there was the overseas location. The climate changes and cultural differences were not an easy feat."
However, Au and Chen expressed their confidence in the storyline, saying that they have tried incorporating as many relationship arcs as possible. They were certain that some viewers will not like it, but commented, "But that's how it goes!"
"Triumph In The Skies II" premiered on 15 July.