Trading Floor cast (from left) Leung Kin Ping, Jiang Qilin, Yu Nan, Francis Ng, Joseph Chang, Jacky Cai, Alan Luk and Liu Kai Chi in Cyberjaya yesterday. PIC BY MOHD KHAIRUL HELMY MOHD DIN

HONG KONG financial thriller Trading Floor has begun its filming here in Cyberjaya and is expected to wrap up later this month.

The five-episode, hour-long series is written and directed by K.K. Wong, who previously helmed 2014’s political drama The Election on the now-defunct channel HKTV.

It features a stellar cast including veteran actors Francis Ng and Liu Kai Chi; Jacky Cai, You Nan and Joseph Chang.

No stranger to the Chinese entertainment scene, Ng, 55, who plays a professor in the series, said he loved working in Malaysia despite the weather.

“The moment I stepped out of the air-conditioned room, my shirt will be soaked in sweat. But I love the working environment here,” he said at the filming set located at a private university in Cyberjaya recently.

The actor has starred in a string of shows on television as well as the big screen, such as Triumph In The Skies, Old Time Buddy and Line Walker.

Ng loves going on a food trail when he is not working.

“I’ve been stuffing myself with all the good food since I arrived here more than a week ago. Just name me any Malaysian famous dishes and I can say that I’ve tried them all,” he said before impressively naming the popular dishes including the grilled chicken wings in Jalan Alor, prawn and Hokkien stir-fried noodles.

Trading Floor will also see stars like Carlos Chan, Poon Chang Leung, Anita Chui and Justin Cheung. Actors Patrick Tam and Maggie Cheung making special appearances.

The series follows a team of financial experts in their attempt to conquer the financial market.

The series revolves around market trading, but Ng is never one to be interested in stock market investment.

Trading Floor is produced by
Focus Television, which is owned by singer, actor and producer Andy Lau.

The series which marks Fox Networks Group’s first foray in Asia high-end original miniseries production, is expected to premiere later this year on HyppTV SCM (channel 228).

For more updates on the show, visit www.facebook.com/tradingfloorhk and www.instagram.com/thetradingfloor.

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