Producers of "Heroes" are considering casting a Chinese actor to help expand its Chinese influence, Chinese media reported.
Producers of the popular American TV series "Heroes" are considering casting a Chinese actor to help expand the drama's growing Chinese influence, Chinese media reported on Wednesday.
Hong Kong-based actor Daniel Wu
The U.S. National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is seeking an English-speaking Chinese actor for the drama's planned sixth season, Yangtse Evening Post cited unnamed sources close to NBC.
Season 4, the latest completed season, will premiere on American small screens next week on September 21.
NBC is currently approaching Hong Kong-based stars Daniel Wu, Allen Ting and Stephen Fung for the role, according to the report. Daniel Wu and Stephen Fung share an American upbringing.
"Heroes", a science fiction drama revolving around a group of people with extraordinary abilities, debuted on NBC in 2006 with Japanese-American actor Masi Oka as one of its leads. Oka's presence has helped "Heroes" attract many Asian fans, particularly Japanese, according to Yangtse Evening Post.
Must be nice to be able to script for a 6th season even before showing 4th season!
As I've mentioned before, Daniel Wu is the worst Chinese actor ever. He's static and not understandable in either language. I would stop watching if he was cast. Allen Ting and Stephen Fung are ok but pretty obscure.
I think NBC need to expand more and research all the young actors in Chinese cinema, not those are have American roots.. This would be my list.
1. Lee Hom Wang
2. Nicholas Tse
These two guys know English for sure.
My other choices for favourite young male actors are..
3. Shawn Yue
4. Jay Chou
5. Cheng Chen
I'm not sure how good their English is but they got 2 years!