HE HAS BECOME one of the most-sought actors in the Philippines for his charisma and acting power but starting Monday, July 30, Alden Richards will transform into one Victor Magtanggol, this year’s highly-anticipated telefantasya at GMA Network.
While the show’s trailer released earlier this week elicited negative reactions from some critics, Victor Magtanggol is expected to open on a high note during its premiere tomorrow.
As Victor Magtanggol, the Pambansang Bae is set to take on an extraordinary mission of protecting good from evil in his new role, which story is inspired by the Norse Mythology.
Synopsis: “Victor works as an OFW to look for his mother Vivienne (Coney Reyes). He becomes friends with Magnus (Miguel Faustman), the curator of the museum where he works for. Magnus’ life will be jeopardized because of Loki (John Estrada). Victor will find out that Magnus is not a mortal being and he is the god Magni and one of Thor’s sons. Before Magnus dies, he will give Victor a magical compass that will lead Victor to a mysterious mountain. Victor will find an iron gauntlet that will allow him to use the Mjolnir, the powerful hammer of Thor (Conan Stevens).”
“Victor comes home to the Philippines and becomes Hammerman, the courageous superhero of his town. In his adventures, he battles monsters and form alliances with Norse gods in order to protect the people he loves from the schemes of Loki.”
Joining Alden in the cast are John Estrada as Loki, the god of deception who wants to get hold of the Mjolnir to use its power to create monstrous offsprings; Andrea Torres as Sif, the last wife of Thor and the golden-haired goddess of love and family who trains Victor how to control his powers and use the Mjolnir; Pancho Magno as Modi, Thor’s son and the god of battle who will eventually be one of Victor’s greatest rivals; Miguel Faustman as Magni/Magnus, the other son of Thor who kept the Mjolnir and with the special participation of Conan Stevens as Thor, the god of thunder and owner of the powerful hammer, Mjolnir.
For the Magtanggol family on the hand are: Al Tantay as Tomas Magtanggol, a loving father to Victor and his siblings; Chynna Ortaleza as Lynette Magtanggol-Domingo, the strict yet caring older sister of Victor; Dion Ignacio as Perci Domingo, the devoted and funny husband of Lynette; Lindsay De Vera as Anne Magtanggol, the kikay cosplayer and younger sister of Victor; Reese Tuazon as Honeylyn, Anne’s best friend; Yuan Francisco as Meloy Domingo, the sole child of Lynette and Perci and the first one to know the secret identity of his uncle Victor; and playing a very important role is Ms. Coney Reyes as Vivienne, the mother of Victor who got separated from him after a long time.
Playing equally vital roles are the members of the Regalado Family: Eric Quizon as Hector Regalado, the ambitious and hungry for power politician; Freddie Webb as Renato Regalado, the father of Hector; Maritoni Fernandez as Alice Regalado, the second wife of Hector; Kristoffer Martin as Lance Espiritu, the brooding and enigmatic stepson of Hector; and Janine Gutierrez as Gwen Regalado, Hector’s daughter who becomes a field reporter covering news about Hammerman. Eventually, she falls in love with him.
Singing the theme song “Superhero Mo” is popular rap group Ex Battalion featuring Alden Richards. It is directed by Dominic Zapata who has helmed top-rating GMA programs such as Mulawin, Darna, Captain Barbell, My Husband’s Lover and Alyas Robin Hood.
Headwriter Denoy Punio works with other writers Glaiza Ramirez, and Ken De Leon, and brainstormers Marlon Miguel, Erwin Bravo and concept creator Jules Katanyag.
Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit http://www.gmapinoytv.com.