TVB’s long awaited fantasy drama, The Executioner 刀下留人 , has premiered today on December 7.
The TVB drama explores the the meaning behind life and death and follows the story of an executioner who ends life and a midwife who gives life.
The Synopsis is as follows :
Kenny Wong is an executioner who has executed countless people. To ensure that his saviour’s daughter-in-law (Elaine Yiu) can safely give birth, he arranges for her to live at the home of Maggie Siu, a renowned mid-wife. As a result, he encounters a strange murder case and even uses his executioner’s blade to save a young life. Because of this mysterious baby boy, Kenny and Maggie is embroiled into the political battle within the imperial palace. However, this pairing of a cool and a warm personality repeatedly resolve many crisis. They fall in love as they make it through adversity together. Meanwhile, Matt Yeung and Katy Kung, a young couple who grew up together in a brothel house, come to Maggie’s home. They beg Kenny to accept Matt as an apprentice executioner. It turns out that Matt has an ulterior motive, which is to escape punishment from a crime. Kenny is undecided. A mysterious magician (Joel Chan) appears and causes everyone’s relationships to become complicated. The identity of the baby boy is slowly revealed. At the same time, the death knell has started ringing.
The Executioner “刀下留” is set to run from December 7th till January 2016
Chinese Title: 刀下留人
Genre: Historical, Fantasy
Release Date: 07 December – 10 January 2015
Country: Hong Kong
Cast: Kenny Wong, Maggie Shiu, Matt Yeung, Joel Chan, Katy Kung, Stanley Cheung, Glen Lee, Akina Hong, Jess Shum, Jimmy Au, Rachel Kan, Elaine Yiu, Bowie Wu