Golden producer Lau Ka Ho attended '2016 First Half Outstanding Employee Awards Presentation' in TVB City. When 'Golden Producer' Lau Ka Ho was asked when he would have a new series releasing, he said, "Just returned to the company. Now organizing manpower. Will be filming two 40-episode series. One is the modern series 'Heart of Greed III', and the other is the ancient series 'Deep Palace Scheme'. Now penning the scripts. Expect to start working seven or eight months later. (Original actors filming?) The majority is, but some have left. Also have to nurture newcomers. Lee Heung Kam also cannot film due to her current health condition. (It is rumoured that Ngo Ka Nin recommended himself?) I will not openly say the name. There are many actors who have said that they want to take part. For me and Mui Siu Ching, it is a confidence booster".
Regarding being on an equal footing with Catherine Tsang after returning to TVB, Lau Ka Ho intentionally avoided mentioning it: "Don't say these things. Everyone wants to raise the quality and film the series well. Should not compare. Catherine also works hard. Have to really thank Mr. Norman Leung. Gave us a farewell four years ago, and also welcomed us when we came back...very warm. (Is the production fee for filming series greater now?) Have to see whether it is a necessity. The script is the most important. The script is a series' foundation. The script cannot be useless. Using money cannot put it together. (Not enough siu sangs and fa dans?) No. Cannot say it like that. TVB still has many series filming. The later tiers are moving up. (Will you look for superstar outsiders?) Mainly using original actors first. Must look at whether the role requires it first, and then make the arrangement".
Related post: Tavia Yeung and Susanna Kwan Returning at Any Time to Film "Heart of Greed III", Lau Ka Ho and Mui Siu Ching Return to TVB
*Credits to on.cc and stheadline