Imortal

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Not to be confused with Immortal. ‹See Tfd›
Imortal
Imortal abs-cbn.jpg
Format Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Romance
Directed by Chito Roño
Jerry Lopez-Sineneng
Trina N. Dayrit
Richard V. Somes
Lester Pimentel
Starring Angel Locsin
John Lloyd Cruz
Opening theme Walang Hanggan by Yeng Constantino and Ney Dimaculangan
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 148 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) Star Television
Star Creatives, Inc.
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run October 4, 2010 – April 29, 2011[1]
Chronology
Preceded by Lobo[2]
External links
Website

Imortal (lit. Immortal) is a Philippine television drama produced by ABS-CBN. Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin. It's a sequel to the 2008 fantasy series, Lobo.[2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

Prequel[edit]

Main article: Lobo (TV series)

Imortal is a sequel to the 2008 ABS-CBN fantasy series, Lobo. The previous series also starred Angel Locsin opposite Piolo Pascual. However, Lobo story-wise only included werewolves without any reference to vampires. Locsin's character in Imortal will be the daughter of her character in Lobo.[5][6]

Synopsis[edit]

300 years ago, a group of powerful beings arrived in our shores. Known as vampires, drinkers of human blood, their menace quickly spread throughout the land. But unknown to them, a powerful clan also lived in the islands, a group of beings who can transform themselves into powerful wolves - the Taong Lobos.

The Taong Lobos were the humans' protectors and they immediately formed an army to destroy the vampires. The blood drinkers were no match to the Taong Lobos. One by one, they fell. Those who survived were driven into hiding. What followed was peace among the humans and Taong Lobos, and the memory of the vampires started to fade.

Unbeknownst to them, the vampires are only lying in wait – organizing and fortifying their numbers until they are ready. They are holding a secret: a prophecy that foretells of an epic battle between them and the Taong Lobos that will finally decide the one blood that shall rule all. The battle shall be led by a powerful vampire and a powerful Taong Lobo who are each other's nemesis and downfall. The vampires believe they have found their prophesied savior and now they are preparing to come out and start the war. The Taong Lobos have grown complacent, and they know nothing about the prophecy.

With the stage set for an epic battle, two individuals, Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz) and Lia (Angel Locsin), find themselves drawn to each other, unsuspecting that as they grow closer together, they are awakening the powers that are lying dormant in both of them – the same powers that will inevitably tear them apart.

Episodes[edit]

Season (s) Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 97 October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) February 15, 2011 (2011-02-15)
2 51 February 16, 2011 (2011-02-16) April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)

Cast and Characters[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Supporting Cast[edit]

Guest Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Ratings[edit]

On March 7, 2011, it was moved to a later timeslot to give way to Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. Because of this, the show's ratings dropped to an average of more than 20 million viewers nightly from having more than 30 million viewers.[7]

Launch[edit]

Imortal was launched as part of the half-term show line-up by ABS-CBN, launched as part of the 60th Anniversary of Philippine Soap Opera.[3] The production of the series started in June 2010.[5][8]

Promotion[edit]

DVD[edit]

The DVD Series is Internationally Distributed to Volumes 1-13 containing all episodes.

Pangil: The teleserye-based RPG[edit]

Pangil (fangs) is an online role-playing game created in relation to the television show and was released before the premiere of the series was launched. The role-playing game involves around the character of Samantha (played by Maricar Reyes in the series) and instruct her quest as she defeats the enemies. The locations on the game were also based in real locations in the Philippines such as Intramuros, Quiapo and Binondo.[5][9]

The Hidden Chapters of Imortal: Anino't Panaginip[edit]

A series of webisodes were also released on the official website entitled Anino't Panaginip (Shadows and Dreams). It consists of 5 minute long episode that was unreleased on television and will be released every week as the series premieres.[5][9] There is currently 24 webisodes.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Characters John Lloyd Cruz as Matteo
Angel Locsin as Lia
Nominated
2011 2011 Golden Screen TV Awards[10] Outstanding Performance Of An Actor in a Drama Series John Lloyd Cruz Nominated
2011 Outstanding Performance Of An Actress in a Drama Series Angel Locsin Nominated
2011 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jake Roxas Nominated
2011 25th Star Awards for TV[11] Best Drama Actor John Lloyd Cruz Nominated
2011 Best Drama Actress Angel Locsin Nominated
2011 Best Primetime TV Series Cast Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allan Sancon. "''Imortal'' will have an unconventional ending on April 29". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b Mae Barbadillo-admits-she-feels-pressured-to-make-Imortal-as-successful-as-Lobo-.aspx "Shira Mae Barbadillo admits she feels pressured to make 'Imortal' as successful as 'Lobo'". Abs-cbn.com. August 29, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b Courtesy of ABS-CBN. "ABS-CBN stars have fun in the rain for the new station ID". Pep.ph. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Mae Barbadillo-doesn-t-need-to-teach-John-Lloyd-Cruz-how-to-act-in-a-fantaserye.aspx "Shira Mae Barbadillo doesn't need to teach John Lloyd Cruz how to act in a fantaserye". Abs-cbn.com. August 27, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c d Abs-Cbn. "Imortal will depict the battle between the Waya and the Sangre | Television | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  6. ^ Mae Barbadillo-admits-she-feels-pressured-to-make-Imortal-as-successful-as-Lobo-.aspx "Shira Mae Barbadillo admits she feels pressured to make 'Imortal' as successful as 'Lobo'". ABS-CBN.com. 2010-08-29. Retrieved 2010-10-03. [dead link]
  7. ^ ABS-CBN claims leadership in nationwide figures, based on data from Kantar Media retrieved on October 12, 2010 via www.PEP.ph
  8. ^ "Angel Locsin admits ‘Imortal’ requires a lot of hard work". Abs-cbn.com. June 3, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b “” (August 26, 2010). "'Imortal' Official Trailer (via ABS-CBN)". Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/31660/Golden-Screen-TV-Awards-nominees-bared
  11. ^ [1]

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