ABS-CBN's new teleserye, The Killer Bride, aired its pilot episode on August 12, 2019.
The new series is the follow-up project of Maja Salvador after the success of her last series, Wildflower.
It is also the comeback of Janella Salvador after her long absence in doing TV shows. This is also the first project of her team-up with Joshua Garcia.
The Killer Bride is also the first full-length teleserye of Geoff Eigenmann in ABS-CBN after doing TV shows for GMA-7 and a few guest appearances in Kapamilya teleseryes.
The pilot episode opened with the story of Camilla dela Torre (Maja), the seemingly perfect granddaughter of Jacobo dela Torre (Eddie Gutierrez), the reason why her uncles and aunt do not like her, except for Alice (Precious Lara Quigaman).
It was then revealed that Camilla has been disobeying her grandfather when she got into a relationship with Vito dela Cuesta (Geoff), who is from the dela Torre's rival clan. And worse, she is pregnant.
The dela Torres almost disowned the pregnant Camilla, but Don Jacobo changed his mind and still loved his granddaughter unconditionally.
Camilla and Vito's wedding day came, and Camilla was already in her wedding gown when someone called her and thought that it was Vito.
In her wedding gown, Camilla rushed to their meeting place, only to see someone pointing a gun at her.
Camilla then lost consciousness and when she woke up, she was holding a knife with fresh blood and saw the body of Vito's brother (Dominic Ochoa).
In the succeeding episodes, Camilla will be blamed for the death of Vito's brother and will be jailed. She will later die in a fire incident inside the prison.
Years later, her spirit will live on to Emma (Janella), a mysterious woman who arrives in Las Espadas, and will earn the attention of Elias (Joshua Garcia).
How did the pilot episode of ABS-CBN's The Killer Bride fare in the ratings game?
According to Kantar ratings, the pilot episode of The Killer Bride registered a TV rating of 23.1%.
Its rival program on GMA-7, Love You Two, got a Kantar rating of 10.1%.
Love You Two is top-billed by Jennylyn Mercado and Gabby Concepcion.
The new ABS-CBN program got a rating that is 13 points higher than its rival show.