Imortal

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Imortal
Imortal abs-cbn.jpg
Genre Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Action, Romance
Written by Arah Jell Badayos
Directed by Chito Roño
Jerry Lopez-Sineneng
Trina N. Dayrit
Richard V. Somes
Lester Pimentel
Starring John Lloyd Cruz
Angel Locsin
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 Creatives
Release
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original release October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) – April 29, 2011 (2011-04-29)[1]
Chronology
Preceded by Lobo[2] (2008)
Followed by La Luna Sangre (2017)
External links
Website imortal.abs-cbn.com

Imortal (lit. Immortal) is a Philippine television drama produced by ABS-CBN starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin. This series was aired from October 4, 2010 to April 29, 2011. It is the sequel to the 2008 fantasy series, Lobo.[2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

Prequel[edit]

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.[2][5]

Synopsis[edit]

Year 1572, a group of powerful beings arrived in the Philippine 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 werewolves - the Taong Lobos.

The Taong Lobos were the humans' protectors and together 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. Around this time, the "Taong Lobos" dealt with a crisis of their own giving way to the events of the first series.

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 werewolf 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]

Cast Character Summary
Angel Locsin Lia R. Ortega-Rodriguez/Lyka Blancaflor Raymundo-Ortega † The main female protagonist of the series. The youngest daughter of Noah and Lyka. She is the chosen one of the werewolves. Her ability as werewolf can burn vampires using her hands when touched.
John Lloyd Cruz Mateo Rodriguez The main male protagonist of the series. The son of Roman and Ceres. He was adopted by Simon in his childhood and has an adoptive brother named Lucas. He is the chosen one of the vampires as he is the strongest vampire. He died and resurrected from the dead.
Maricar Reyes Samantha Imperial One of the minor antagonist of the series. The adopted vampire daughter of Magnus Imperial. Her mother was bitten by Magnus while she was pregnant to her. She was known before as the chosen one of the vampires until Mateo came. Her mark behind her neck signifies that as the one who will help the real chosen one fully transform into a vampire.
Rico Blanco Lucas Ungson Teodoro † The most main antagonist of the series. He is the son of Simon Teodoro and adoptive brother of Mateo. Her mother is a fourth generation of Ungson clan, one of the powerful clans of the wayas, but is powerless. He became a hybrid after Magnus bit him.

Supporting cast[edit]

Cast Character Summary
Jaime Fabregas Abraham Villamor The friend of Lyka and uncle of Lia. He has a daughter named Miriam. He was a member of Waya council.
Vivian Velez Lucille Zaragoza † The main female antagonist of the series. Former head guardian of the waya succeeded Lyka. She will do everything to keep the leadership of wayas to her.
Jake Roxas Magnus Imperial † The main male antagonist of the series. The founder and leader of the Club Sangre, an organization of evil vampires that aims to eliminate all werewolves to save their race.
Francine Prieto Imelda Fontanilla † The second main female antagonist of the series. Her lovers and husbands died except Magnus. She bit Magnus and was seriously in love to him. And as she realized Magnus does not care about her, she joined up to Mateo and Lia's alliances.
Niña Dolino Clarisse Zaragoza One of the minor antagonist of the series. The daughter of Lucille and a member of waya council. She has an antagonistic relationship with Lia since childhood and desperately in love with Mateo. She became a good werewolf when she did not take the evilness of his mother. She ends up having a relationship to Vergara.
Nikki Valdez Lydia The colleague of Roman. She was the foster mother of Mateo in his childhood. She led the Roman's community if Roman is not around.
Johnny Revilla Simon Teodoro The owner of Simon Land Holdings Inc. He is the father of Lucas and adoptive father of Mateo. He trusted Mateo over Lucas.
Jomari Yllana Roman Rodriguez † The father of Mateo. He was the founder for the community of good vampires, which they only drink animal blood.
Beverly Salviejo Dara The secretary of Mateo and the aunt of Olive.
Vangie Labalan Tabitha Matute † The adoptive mother of Lia.
Erika Padilla Miriam Villamor The best friend of Lia and daughter of Abraham.
Leandro Baldemor Enrico "Tikboy" Kabigting The father of Jethro. He was a seer but is powerless since his powers passed to his son. He was also in Lobo series played by Nash Aguas.
Dino Imperial Jethro Kabigting The son of Tikboy and was a seer. He was also the blogger who posted the upcoming prophecy. The friend of Olive and he fell in love with her. His feelings was hurt when Olive chose Gael over Jethro in the grand opening of La Liga Unida, an organization for the peaceful friendship of werewolves, vampires, and mortals.
Marlann Flores Olivia / Olive The niece of Dara and Jethro's friend. Her first love is Jethro until she met Gael. Gael bit her and became a vampire. She was the love interest of Jethro and Gael. She ends up having mutual relationship with Gael.
Bryan Santos Gael He was a vampire ally of Magnus. He fell in love and has mutual relationship with Olive.
Carlos Agassi Vergara The werewolf army of waya and friend of Lia. He has a relationship with Clarisse.
Nikki Bacolod Jessica Arceo The werewolf army of waya and friend of Lia. The assistant of Vergara.
Rocky Salumbides Tom Moreno † The best friend of Samantha and he was in love with her.

Guest cast[edit]

  • Piolo Pascual as Noah Ortega†
  • Mark Gil as Julio
  • Kalila Aguilos as Barang
  • Carlos Morales as Lyndon
  • Christian Vasquez as Badong / Luis Cristobal
  • Archie Alemania as Arturo Lumibao
  • Danillo Barrios as Billy Villareal
  • Menggie Cobarrubias as Jessie Cordero
  • Manuel Aquino as Albert Esguerra
  • Josh Ivan Morales as Benezor
  • Angelo Garcia as Andoy
  • Manuel Chua as Diego
  • Kris Martinez as Francis
  • Gerard Acao as Macoy
  • Zeppi Borromeo as Baldo
  • Thou Reyes as Rafael
  • Andre Tiangco as Atty. Yumul
  • Hermes Bautista as Taong Lobo
  • David Chua as Taong Lobo
  • Kevin Paul Lavarias as Taong Lobo
  • Marion Dela Cruz as Taong Lobo
  • RJ Calipus as Taong Lobo
  • Kristel Moreno as Severina
  • Tyron Perez as Vampire
  • Helga Krapf as Vampire
  • Rob Stumvoll as Vampire
  • Princess Manzon as Vampire
  • Yuri Okawa as Vampire
  • Allyson Lualhati as young Tabitha Matute
  • Matthew Mendoza as young Simon Teodoro
  • Sheree Bautista as young Lucille Zaragosa
  • Epy Quizon as young Abraham Villamor
  • Precious Lara Quigaman as Ceres
  • Justin Cuyugan as Alfredo
  • Sajj Geronimo as young Lia
  • Bugoy Carino Jairus Aquino as young Mateo

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.[6]

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][7]

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][8]

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 episodes that were unreleased on television and will be released every week as the series premieres.[5][8] There are currently 24 webisodes.

Sequel[edit]

A sequel to the series entitled La Luna Sangre, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, is set to premiere in June 19, 2017. The sequel series was first revealed at the company's trade launch on November 22, 2016.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards Pop Kapamilya TV Characters John Lloyd Cruz as Mateo
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 c "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. ^ "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". PEP.ph. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  6. ^ ABS-CBN claims leadership in nationwide figures, based on data from Kantar Media retrieved on October 12, 2010 via www.PEP.ph
  7. ^ "Angel Locsin admits ‘Imortal’ requires a lot of hard work". Abs-cbn.com. June 3, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b 'Imortal' Official Trailer (via ABS-CBN). August 26, 2010. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ Felipe, MJ. "WATCH: Kathryn, Daniel star in 'Imortal' sequel". ABS-CBN News. 
  10. ^ Ricky Calderon (29 October 2011). "Golden Screen TV Awards nominees bared". pep.ph. 
  11. ^ Rommel Placente (29 October 2011). "25th Star Awards for TV nominees bared". pep.ph. 

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