A Fist Within Four Walls is the new martial arts TV Drama with Philip Ng playing an underground Muay Thai boxer.
The period drama tells the story of kung fu masters living in triad-ridden Kowloon Walled City between 1945 and 1959.
The 38-year-old martial artist, who debuted in the industry as an action choreographer, shared, “I have several scenes where I am fighting in a boxing ring, so you’ll always see me in a Muay Thai outfit. That’s why I have to constantly work out to keep fit.”
The series was announced on 15 April 2015 but the cast was finalised in July 2015 with the addition of Ruco Chan, Nancy Wu, Yuen Qiu, and Grace Wong.
A Fist Within Four Walls is scheduled to premiere on 1 August 2016.
Check out the teaser below.
Synopsis: Chor Au-kuen bears the grief of the loss of his family and returns to the walled city in hopes of finding his long lost sister, only to find out that the place he grew up in has become a lawless no man’s land. Concealing his real identity as a Bajiquan master, he creates a new identity and gets acquainted with a feisty hair salon lady boss, Tiu Lan; a dentist, Duen Ying-fung; and a worker, But Tak-liu.
Apart from that, he even gains recognition from a highly skilled martial artist Yuk Bo-fung. To restore law and order in the walled city, Au-kuen unites everyone to form an association to collectively resist the villainous forces, which instead causes clashes between him and Yuk Bo-fung’s son Lung Shing-fu, the underground fighting champion.
Just as things are picking up, a key figure of the gang out of the blue dies after being attacked by a Bajiquan martial artist. Joining forces to probe into the matter, Au-kuen and Tiu Lan discover that Fa Man, a stripping troupe leader, has something to do with it and thus unravel the truth of his father’s murder.
However, what Au-kuen still cannot get over with is the fact that his acquaintance is a member of a ruthless assassin gang. In the meantime, he is also forced to fight against his buddy, something that was supposed to happen fifteen years ago.