Michael and Lincoln star in Hong Kong’s favorite English-TV show.
On Friday night, TVB invited a bunch of media and press people up to Studio One to a Prison Break Party that put the spotlight on the show now playing its second season since early March in Hong Kong on Tuesday nights at 10:35 (the US is counting down now to the final episode of Season 2, so if you don’t want to know what happens stay off those Prison Break fansites.
The following photos show how TVB turned one of their studios into a prison and had a bunch of army soldier guards barking orders, feeding us with standard-issue prison dishes (but with Coca-Cola Zero) and everyone had their own prison cup, tattoos, wristbands, mug shots and inflatable baton to make noise.
Did you know fun fact: Prison Break is the most successful English-language show in Hong Kong – beating even The X-Files!
The first season’s broadcast in Hong Kong on TVB Pearl during September 5, 2006 and January 21, 2007 was a success, receiving the largest audience Hong Kong has ever had for a foreign drama and broke the record previously set by The X-Files. The series premiere obtained an average of 260,000 viewers (99% share) while the first season finale obtained an average of 470,000 viewers and peaked at 590,000. Due to its overwhelming response in Hong Kong, TVB Pearl purchased the copyright of Season 2 and started to air it from March 6, 2007. The second season premiere received an average of 270,000 viewers (100% share) while peaking at 310,000. TVB Pearl expects the second season’s ratings to exceed the ratings of Season 1.
TVB also took the opportunity to showcase a bunch of new shows they are bringing to Hong Kong soon – specifically the popular Ugly Betty and Six Degrees. An Ugly Betty look-a-like contest and a Best Convict Costume contest filled out the evening.
Here are some photos we took at the event and the trailer for Season 2 of Prison Break.