Even before Donny Pangilinan's former love-team partner, Kisses Delavin, left Star Magic, the Kapamilya actor already got a different leading lady.
Donny leads the cast of iWant's new original series, He's Into Her, which is based on a Wattpad novel by maxinejiji.
In this series for the online streaming service, Donny is paired with former child actress and current Star Magic batch 2019 member, Belle Mariano.
Star Magic batch 2019 member Jeremiah Lisbo is cast as the third wheel to Donny and Belle.
The story conference was held last November 7.
Donny posted a photo about the project on his Instagram account.
He wrote (published as is), "'HE’S INTO HER' soon under ABS-CBN Films and @iwantofficial under the direction of @cvovidanes. It is an honor and blessing to be part of this project. We promise to do our very best to justify the story and characters inspired by the original novel written by @maxinejiji. Taguro and Sensui are coming for ya!!!!"
This is Donny's second project after the break-up of his love team with Kisses Delavin.
His first project was the movie James and Pat and Dave, which he will top-bill with real-life couple Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte.
However, Donny will play the third wheel to Loisa and Ronnie in the movie. Donny's character does not have a love interest in this project.
The announcement of Donny's iWant series came a day before the announcement of Kisses's departure from Star Magic.
On November 8, Kisses inked a contract with Triple A Management and APT Films.
According to Kisses, though she remains a freelancer, she is open to the idea of doing a project in GMA-7.
Donny and Kisses became love-team partners for almost two years, which started after Donny became Kisses's escort during her 18th birthday party in 2017.
During the latter part of 2017, it was announced that Kisses and Donny will be part of the daytime series Playhouse, starring Zanjoe Marudo and Angelica Panganiban. The series aired from September 2018 to March 2019.
Kisses and Donny also worked in the Regal Films-produced movie Walwal, shown in June 2018.
Before Playhouse ended its run on March 2019, Star Cinema already announced that Donny will be part of James and Pat and Dave in February 2019.
On June 15, 2019, Kisses shocked fans of DonKiss when she wrote an open letter containing the announcement of the love team's break-up.
On June 19, 2019, Donny used his Instagram stories to react to their love team's break-up. The Kapamilya actor said that he was also surprised by Kisses's announcement.
According to Donny, he believed that their team-up was still "under review" and there was "no final decision yet."
Several newcomers are part of James and Pat and Dave. They include Pinoy Big Brother: Otso teen housemates Kaori Oinuma, Rhys Eugenio, Ashley del Mundo, and Criza Ta-a.
Star Magic talents Melizza Jimenez and Dalia Varde, Idol Philippines hopeful Gello Marquez, and Ogie Diaz's talent, Limer Veloso, will also be part of the iWant series.
The Killer Bride cast member Vivoree Esclito and BoybandPH member Joao Constancia complete the cast of He's Into Her.
The iWant series, directed by Chad Vidanes, is produced for streaming by ABS-CBN Film Productions.