Zorro (Philippines TV series)

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Zorro
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Genre
Based on Johnston McCulley's Zorro
Developed by Don Michael Perez
Directed by
Starring Richard Gutierrez
Theme music composer Tats Faustino
Ending theme "Zorro" by Janno Gibbs
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s)
No. of episodes 98
Production
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Production location(s) Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Village, Bagac, Bataan, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release March 23 (2009-03-23) – August 7, 2009 (2009-08-07)

Zorro is a 2009 Philippine television drama action series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is based from the Zorro character by Johnston McCulley. Directed by Mark A. Reyes and Dominic Zapata, it stars Richard Gutierrez in the title role. It premiered on March 23, 2009 on the network's Telebabad line up. The series concluded on August 7, 2009 with a total of 98 episodes. It was replaced by Darna in its timeslot.

Premise[edit]

The adventure begins in the city of Angeles where the city is ruled by Governor Luis Aragon. Antonio Pelaez is one of the residents of the town. Antonio founds out that he has a real mother and he was adopted. Her name is Marcela de la Cruz. When he finds out about his real mother, Antonio runs away from his adopted family to live with his real mother.

One day, Madame Bella (Maureen Larrazabal) comes to Antonio to tell him that Lolita and her family became poor because of Gov. Aragon. Antonio returns to Angeles and fights more soldiers. Zorro finds out that Captain Ramon is planning to burn the church where Lolita now lives. The church is already burning but Zorro is able to save everyone in the church. Zorro meets several Caballeros led by Don Rosso and composed of its members Father Felipe, Don Carlos (Leo Martinez), Silverio (Elvis Gutierrez), Dr. De los Reyes (Nonie Buencamino), Diego and Daniel (Felix and Dominic Roco), to help Zorro fight the evil soldiers. Zorro finds out that Don Rosso is Don Roberto, Antonio's adopted father and the two are reunited.

The Caballero's then left the room (LJ Reyes) she comes joey impending Guardia Civil attack is going to happen, the guards immediately flood the hideout and capture Zorro. Capt. Ramon then kills Cara in front of Zorro's eyes. In her dying moments, Cara reveals to Zorro that Capt. Ramon was the one who killed his mother, Marcela. Zorro loses his composure and starts to fight, but is captured.

Production[edit]

The TV series was shot on location at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Heritage Village in Bagac, Bataan. To prepare for the series, the entire cast took lessons in fencing, horse riding, and Spanish.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Jaclyn Jose portrays Chiquita Pelaez.
Michelle Madrigal portrays Juana Manalo.
Main cast
Supporting cast
Extended cast
Guest cast

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Zorro earned a 35.8% rating.[2] While the final episode scored a 32% rating.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Begins training for 'Zorro'". November 4, 2008. Retrieved March 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ Santiago, Erwin (March 24, 2009). "AGB & TNS Mega Manila TV Ratings (March 20-23): Zorro zooms to No. 1". Retrieved March 7, 2018. 
  3. ^ Santiago, Erwin (August 11, 2009). "AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Aug. 7-10): Darna flies high on its pilot episode". Retrieved March 7, 2018. 

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