Catch Pierre Png, Rebecca Lim in post-war drama premiering on National Day
This Land Is Mine is inspired by historical events and based on a 2011 novel written by former Attorney-General Walter Woon, The Devil’s Circle.
National Day is around the corner, which makes it a perfect time to revisit the history of Singapore. And there’s an upcoming Mediacorp drama that’s perfect for that – This Land Is Mine, starring Rebecca Lim and Pierre Png.
Mediacorp released the trailer for the show on Monday (Jul 26) with the Facebook caption: “Go back in time to post-World War II Singapore with us and witness the epic fight for the nation’s identity”.
The English period drama is inspired by historical events and based on a 2011 novel written by former Attorney-General Walter Woon, The Devil’s Circle.
Pierre plays Dennis Chiang, a lawyer, while Rebecca plays his cousin, June, who is a clerk in his firm.
Rebecca posted a behind-the-scene shot of the both of them together on her Instagram account on Thursday. She captioned it: “Back to the 1940s”.
Both Rebecca and Pierre have appeared in numerous shows together from Mata Mata 2: A New Era, to A Jungle Survivor in 2020 where they played husband and wife.
The 34-year-old Rebecca said in an interview in January that she and Pierre, who is 47, were both glad to not play a couple in This Land Is Mine. “We are finally playing something different, we are in a relationship that has no romance in it – it’s just really pure family love. It is a refreshing change, finally,” she told 8Days.sg.
She added in the same interview that she found June’s character strong, intelligent and empowering. “It’s the 1940s where opportunities for women are limited,” she said. “But June actually dares to dream, dares to achieve greatness despite the bumps she faces along the way. That to me is a huge inspiration.”
The drama is produced by Code Of Law’s Lee Thean-Jeen and also stars Sora Ma, Charlie Goh, Ramesh Panicker and Shrey Bhagrava.
This Land is Mine premieres on meWATCH and Channel 5 at 9.30pm on Aug 9.