Everyone can tell that TVB is currently promoting Raymond, Ron, Bosco, and Kenneth to be the future Big Brother Siu Sangs while Myolie, Linda, Tavia, Bernice, and Kate will be the future Big Sister Fadans, but who will they promote as the next tier? The people I list are based on the type of roles they are given, promotions and opportunites that are given to them, and my own personal opinion. This does not reflect who I like or think deserve a chance, but more of who I think TVB want to push up. I'm also only listing TVB contracted artists since you know others won't really get as big of a chance!
Future Siu Sangs?There are a lot less guys that seem to be promoted compared to the ladies. For one, there is an over abundance of females that TVB seems to contract just because of all the pageants, while Mr. Hong Kongs do not really seem to gain as much attention (especially since most of them just seem like beefcakes with no personality- Sorry Rocky!). There's also a lot less guys since they usually pair up the older guys with younger females. That's why you see Myolie pairing up with Sunny Chan and Linda and Tavia pairing up with Steven Ma and etc. It's not as hard to promote guys even if they are older; for example, Michael Tse is 41 but he only recently started to be really promoted and receive lead roles.
Of all the Mr. Hong Kongs, I think he is the only one who has a chance of making it. The others have heavy thick accents, that unlike Miss Hong Kongs, they aren't even given a chance to do any hosting. Though Matthew is still stiff in his acting, he is making (really) small improvements with each role that he is given. I've never heard him sing but I remember watching a clip of him playing the piano and he seems really talented in that aspect.
Wong Cho Lam
He is easily one of the better actors and a favorite of TVB audiences, but the only thing holding him back is his height. I think he's really cute and quirky but I don't think he would ever achieve leading man status unless there are roles specifically written for him. Despite this, he is very cherished by TVB and I can see him following in the path of Eric Tsang to be one of the main hosts for all of TVB's big events.
I wasn't sure if I should put him in this list since he's been around for a long time and has been promoted before, but he still has not established himself as a leading man. His acting is pretty good, even though I know other people may disagree, but he just has not had a good breakthrough role. He's still young so he has a lot of time but hopefully he gets the recognition he deserves soon.
Future Fadans?There are a lot more in this category since most of them come from beauty pageants as I mentioned earlier. That's why it's hard to narrow it down because at different points, it seems like certain younger actresses might be getting a chance just to go back to tiny roles in the next series. TVB also seems to want to push their ladies when they are still young so that when they reach closer to 30, they would be more established and begin to take leading roles. That's why I'll only put newer actresses- ones that have only been around the last 5 years or so. Otherwise, there would be an even longer list. Because of this, I decided to leave Nancy Wu out since she's been acting for a long time and I think with her recent Most Improved award, I would not be suprised to see her in a leading role soon!
What do you think? Who would you add or remove from the list? There might be some that I left out by mistake or intentionally but there are just too many "actors" out there.