TV5 is all set to premiere its very first star-studded Christmas Serye
“PAANO ANG PASKO?” this coming Monday (November 23) at 9:00 in the evening.
Just when most of the traditional Christmas events and specials have been put on hold because of the pandemic, TV5 bravely swam against the current with a one-of-a-kind drama series that is tailor made for the times.
Director-Producer Perci Intalan revealed that PAANO ANG PASKO? is somewhat like a “Mission Impossible” moment for everyone who are involved in the project. With only 3 months to conceptualize a script, assemble a stellar cast and shoot the scenes, this is already something of a feat. But when you add the many restrictions brought by the Pandemic and four very strong typhoons in the equation, then I guess this series deserves a standing ovation even before watching the pilot.
Another interesting fact about “PAANO ANG PASKO?” is that it is a product of four (4) of the country’s most celebrated directors led by Palanca Hall of Famer Jun Robles Lana who created the story for the series. Eric Quizon, Ricky Davao and Perci Intalan shares the helm as the show’s directors. It really took a village to make this one.
Direk Jun Lana revealed that he wrote the story of PAANO ANG PASKO? with the intent of using it for cinematic purposes.
All these things make “Paano Ang Pasko?” the perfect family drama series of 2020!
This special drama series revolves around a family’s unprecedented holiday gathering and how old wounds and struggles threaten to dampen the supposed joyous occasion.
The series assembles a powerhouse cast that marks the return to television drama of two award winning actresses: Urian winner Maricel Laxa who plays Faith, the loving matriarch who is about to discover a long kept family secret, and Cinemalaya winner Julia Clarete who plays Love, the eldest daughter whose past is coming back to haunt not just her but her entire family.
A familiar lead in most top rating teleseryes, Beauty Gonzalez plays Hope, the second daughter that has a past with her sister’s husband. Young actor Elijah Canlas also stars in his first teleserye after winning Best Actor at the 17th Asian Film Festival in Rome and at the 43rd Urian Awards. He takes on the role of Noel, the troubled grandson who is about to discover the truth about his lineage.
Alongside these remarkable talents are the veteran actors Ricky Davao and Allan Paule, with Ejay Falcon, John Sweet Lapus, Matt Evans, Danita Paner, Devon Seron, Cedrick Juan, Ace Ismael and introducing Justine Buenaflor.
Viewers were given a preview of the serye through a music video of “Pasko Na Sinta Ko” performed by Jona, posted on the IdeaFirst and TV5 social media channels. It has since garnered hundreds of thousands of views and excitement among Filipino viewers.
Produced by The IdeaFirst Company for Cignal Entertainment “PAANO ANG PASKO?” premieres this November 23, Monday to Friday at 9:00 PM on TV5.