Victor Magtanggol

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Victor Magtanggol
Victor Magtanggol title card.jpg
Title card
Also known asHeart of Courage[1]
Genre
Created byJules Katanyag
Written by
  • Denoy Navarro-Punio
  • Glaiza Ramirez
  • Jules Katanyag
  • John Kenneth de Leon
Directed byDominic Zapata
Creative director(s)Roy Iglesias
StarringAlden Richards
Theme music composerEx Battalion
Opening theme"Superhero Mo" by Ex Battalion feat. Alden Richards
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes79 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Mona Coles-Mayuga
Production location(s)Philippines
Editor(s)
  • Cesar Colina
  • Jennalyn Sablaya
  • Debbie Robete
  • Roslainy Barody
  • Tricia Senir
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time32-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment Group
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 30, 2018 (2018-07-30) – present
External links
Website

Victor Magtanggol (International title: Heart of Courage) is a 2018 Philippine television drama action-fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network.[2] The series is inspired by Norse mythology.[3] Directed by Dominic Zapata, it stars Alden Richards in the title role. It premiered on July 30, 2018, on the network's Telebabad line up, replacing The Cure.[4] The series is set to conclude on November 16, 2018 with a total of 80 episodes.

Originally titled as Mitho, it marked as the comeback show of Coney Reyes to the network after four years.[5]

Premise[edit]

Many gods, including Thor, will not survive the Ragnarök. Before Thor's death, he orders his son Magni to hide his weapon, the hammer Mjölnir, until there is someone right to inherit it. Magni goes to the world of mortals to wait for the new taker of Mjölnir. There he meets Victor Magtanggol, the one who must eventually learn to use Mjölnir to protect the world and his loved ones from Móði, Thor's son and Magni's brother, who is upset for not inheriting Mjölnir, and Loki who plans to spread chaos in the mortal world.[6]

Cast and characters[edit]

Alden Richards portrays Victor Magtanggol.
Janine Gutierrez portrays Gwen Regalado.
John Estrada portrays Loki.
Chynna Ortaleza portrays Lynette Magtanggol-Domingo.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

GMA Network tasked writers to come up for a television series based on Norse mythology. Jules Katanyag, concept creator of Victor Magtanggol described what he and other writers came up as "best reflects the Filipino condition," which is that of uncertainty.[14]

Setting[edit]

Victor Magtanggol is set in present-day Philippines, after several Norse deities including Thor died following Ragnarök, a series of catastrophic events in the Norse Mythology.[14] Part of the series was also shot outside of the Philippines.[5]

Music[edit]

The theme song for Victor Magtanggol is "Superhero Mo," a collaboration between Alden Richards and hip-hop group, Ex Battalion. The later composed the song. A lyric video for the song was released by GMA Records on May 28, 2018.[15]

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in Television Homes, the pilot episode of Victor Magtanggol earned a 12.4% rating.[16] The series got its highest rating on August 1, 2018, with a 12.7% rating.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heart of Courage". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Costume ni Alden Richards bilang si 'Victor Magtanggol,' ipinakita na". GMA Network. July 22, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  3. ^ "Konsepto at istorya ng 'Victor Magtanggol,' inspired ng Norse mythology" [Concept and story in 'Victor Magtanggol' inspired from Norse mythology] (in Filipino). Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Padayhag, Michelle Joy (July 21, 2018). "Alden Richards' Victor Magtanggol to start airing on July 30". Cebu Daily News. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Angelli Catan (March 6, 2018). "Action-fantasy series nina Alden at Janine, may taping sa ibang bansa" [There is filming overseas for Alden and Janine's action-fantasy series] (in Filipino). Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Victor Magtanggol" (in Filipino). Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  7. ^ PEP Troika (July 23, 2018). "Victor Magtanggol ni Alden Richards, handa nang banggain ang Probinsyano ni Coco Martin". PEP (in Taglish). Philippine Entertainment Portal, Inc. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Cast of Victor Magtanggol".
  9. ^ Junardo. "Sino kaya kina Maine, Jasmine at Janine ang itatambal kay Alden sa Victor Magtanggol?" [Who among Maine, Jasmine, and Janine will be paired up with Alden in Victor Magtanggol?]. PressReader (in Filipino). Bandera Visayas. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Calderon, Noiv. "The cast of 'Victor Magtanggol'". Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Mañago, Lito. "Yuan Francisco, sidekick ni Alden Richards sa 'Victor Magtanggol'". Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c Miralles, Nitz (July 10, 2018). "Nagbibihis na raw nang maabutan, Maine... Alden At Co-star, Huli Sa Akto Sa Tent". Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d "Abangan ang mga Sang'gre ng Encantadia sa 'Victor Magtanggol' soon". Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "'Victor Magtanggol' based on Norse mythology, not Marvel's Thor, says creator". Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  15. ^ Padayhag, Michelle Joy (May 29, 2018). "Alden Richards collaborates with Ex Batallion for 'Victor Magtanggol' theme song". Cebu Daily News. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "How did Victor Magtanggol pilot episode in AGB ratings?". July 31, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  17. ^ "Entertainment Uptake on Twitter". August 1, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.

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