Storm in a Cocoon

Storm in a Cocoon (Chinese: 守業者; literally "Property Protector"), is a Hong Kong pre-modern serial produced by TVB, starring Steven Ma, Tavia Yeung and Natalie Tong as the main leads. Filming for this series took place in Shunde and Hong Kong.[1]

Storm in a Cocoon
Storm in a Cocoon promo poster
GenrePeriod drama, Mystery,
Created byHong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
Written byNg Siu tung 吳肇銅
Tan Chui Shan 譚翠珊
Chan Chee Keung 陳志強
Kui Ka Hui 區嘉慧
Kwan Hong Bing 關洪炳
Leung Man Chi 梁漫之
Man Yu Hang 萬宇衡
Ong Shin Ying 翁善瑩
Teng Si Ting 鄧斯婷
Directed byChum Sui Ming 譚穗铭
Ng Siu Wing 伍兆榮
Wong Wai Yik 黃偉業
Chan Siu Ling 陳筱玲
Shi Chun Kit 施俊傑
StarringSteven Ma
Tavia Yeung
Natalie Tong
Evergreen Mak
Maggie Siu
Raymond Cho
Matt Yeung
Katy Kung
Elliot Ngok
Cilla Kung
Tracy Ip
Opening themeFate 天意 by Steven Ma
Country of originHong Kong
Original language(s)Cantonese
No. of episodes32
Producer(s)Leung Choi Yuen
Production location(s)Hong Kong, China
Editor(s)Ng Siu Tung 吳肇銅
Camera setupMulti camera
Running time44 mins
Production company(s)TVB
Original networkJade
HD Jade
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original release17 February –
28 March 2014 (2014-03-28)
Preceded byOutbound Love
Followed bySwipe Tap Love
External links
Storm in a Cocoon
Traditional Chinese守業者
Simplified Chinese守业者
Literal meaning"Property Protector"


The boss of Shunde's largest silk factory "Wing Tai Lung", Poon Wing Lin (Elliot Ngok), has decided to pass down the business to his eldest son, Poon Ka Hin (Evergreen Mak) and second daughter, Poon Hau Yee (Akina Hong) due to his old age. However, Hau Yee unexpectedly commits suicide. When third son Poon Ka Yeung (Steven Ma), a military doctor, returns to help run the business, he begins investigating Hau Yee's death as he suspects her death was not a suicide. As Hau Yee's best friend, silk factory worker Tong Bing Bing (Tavia Yeung) also shares Ka Yeung's suspicions and joins him to find the true cause of Hau Yee's death. As their search goes on, they unfold a number of complex relationships between the Poon family and its factory workers, particularly Sin Bik Suet (Maggie Siu), the senior worker in the factory who contends with Bing Bing's behavior, and Fung Chi Chung (Natalie Tong), a duplicitous young woman who enters the factory with secrets of her own to hide.

As Ka Yeung and Bing Bing spend more time together, they gradually develop feelings for one another. However, their relationship is complicated by the reappearance of Bing Bing's long-long fiancé, Kwan Jo Yiu (Raymond Cho), who brings more trouble than everyone anticipates. As they come closer to finding Hau Yee's murderer, the Poon family faces retribution and Ka Yeung and Bing Bing struggle to protect the Poon family's property, not realizing the murderer is much closer to them than they expected.

Though Hau Yee's murderer is apprehended, "Wing Tai Lung" later faces a new danger with the arrival of Chiang Chi Yan (Cheung Kwok Keung), who intends to manipulate and destroy the Poon family by first convincing Ka Hin that he is actually Chi Yan's son and not Wing Lin's son. Believing that Wing Lin's constant criticism of Ka Hin's ability to run the business stems from Chi Yan's claims, Ka Hin willingly takes part in the plan to destroy the Poon family. Ka Yeung and Bing Bing risk everything in order to stop Chi Yan, Wing Cheung and Ka Hin before it's too late.


Main CastEdit

  • Steven Ma as Poon Ka Yeung (潘家揚)
  • Tavia Yeung as Tong Bing Bing (唐冰冰) (Chiang Chi Yan's long-lost daughter)
  • Natalie Tong as Fung Chi Ching (馮芷晴)
  • Evergreen Mak as Poon Ka Hin (潘家顯) (Villain from Episode 23 onwards, he was indeed manipulated by Chiang Chi Yan and falls out with Poon Ka Yeung, but reconcile from Episode 30)
  • Maggie Siu as Sin Bik Wan (冼碧雲)
  • Raymond Cho as Kwan Cho Yiu (關祖耀) (Villain)
  • Mat Yeung as Hung Chor Gau (洪初九)
  • Katy Kung as Kwan Lai Kuen(關麗娟) (Semi-Villain)
  • Elliot Ngok as Poon Wing Lin (潘永年)

Other castEdit

Viewership ratingsEdit

Week Episodes Date Average Points Peaking Points
1 01-05 February 17–21, 2014 26 28
2 06-10 February 24–28, 2014 26 32
3 11-15 March 3–7, 2014 27 30
4 16-20 March 10–14, 2014 28 32
5 21-25 March 17–21, 2014 27 31
6 26-30 March 24–28, 2014 29 31
31-32 March 30, 2014 32 35


  1. ^ "Steven Ma and Tavia Yeung to collaborate again" (in Chinese).

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