With the success of The Exorcist’s Meter <降魔的> and the discussions of female empowerment in pop culture, TVB’s upcoming drama The Forgotten Alley <平安谷之詭谷傳說> couldn’t come at a better time.
The suspense mystery, produced by Andy Chan (陳耀全), will be succeeding the time slot currently occupied by My Ages Apart <誇世代>, and will premiere on Monday, January 15. Aside from thrilling mysteries, the drama also offers social commentary on gender inequality—Louisa So (蘇玉華), Grace Chan (陳凱琳), Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗), Katy Kung (龔嘉欣), Zoie Tam (譚凱琪), Toby Chan (陳庭欣), Jess Sum (沈卓盈), and Cilla Kung (樂瞳) as members of a village known as “The Peace Valley”, a small town in rural Guangdong where men hold power and women are deemed as second grade individuals. With Louisa in the lead, the women team up to bring down the patriarchy that had long controlled their lives.
Veteran actor Lau Kong (劉江) stars as the village chief, who has four wives. Raymond Wong Ho-yin (黃浩然) stars as Lau Kong’s son, who takes the role as Sherlock to solve the mysteries surround his village and family.