ABS-CBN teleseryes this 2020 will feature the TV comeback of the country’s most popular love teams.
These include the projects of the KathNiel love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla as well as the LizQuen tandem of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil.
Bea Alonzo and Richard Gutierrez will team up for the first time in a Kapamilya project.
Gerald Anderson will top-bill his own action series this 2020.
Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, and Yam Concepcion will figure in a love triangle in an upcoming romance drama.
After the record-breaking movie The Hows of Us, the KathNiel love team will make its return to television with a still-untitled teleserye to be shot in Mexico.
Kathryn’s 2019 movie with Alden Richards titled Hello, Love, Goodbye is now considered the highest grossing Filipino film in the history of Philippine cinema.
As for Kathniel, they were last paired in the 2017 Star Creatives-produced series La Luna Sangre.
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil reunite with director Cathy Garcia-Molina for the romantic comedy Make It With You. The real-life couple are set to portray two quirky strangers who meet and fall in love in the picturesque country of Croatia.
Liza and Enrique were able to appreciate the rich culture of Croatia upon exploring this country with co-star Fumiya Sankai of Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Otso fame.
"I play Gabo. I start off as someone na parang lost boy. He finds himself in Europe and he doesn't know why. He's searching for freedom. And somewhat, he's escaping something. And then he stumbled upon a beautiful angel, si Billie, sa Croatia," said Enrique during the press con of Make It With You.
As for Liza, she described her character by saying: "Billie is a free spirit. She's very street smart and family oriented. She always has her family at the back of her mind. She's really striving and working hard. I'm working in Croatia due to a series of unfortunate events and I end up in Croatia. And I make the best out of it.
"Billie is a raketera. Marami siyang iba't ibang work kasi in Croatia, the peak season is in summer and that's when they have the most work. Pag wintertime, wala talagang mga turista so work is really hard to find. Billie doesn't have a stable job."
Bea Alonzo gets caught in a love triangle in her first project with Rafael Rosell and Richard Gutierrez in Kahit Minsan Lang.
The lead stars went to General Santos City to shoot their scenes for this Kapamilya teleserye.
Meanwhile, Xian Lim becomes conflicted between his wife Yam Concepcion and her half-sister Kim Chiu in Love Thy Woman.
Eula Valdes, Sunshine Cruz, and Zsa Zsa Padilla are also part of the cast of this family drama series.
Gerald Anderson leads the pack in the action-drama series A Soldier’s Heart, which also stars Elmo Magalona, Nash Aguas, Jerome Ponce, Yves Flores, Vin Abrenica, and Carlo Aquino as his comrades.
Filipino teenagers will have another chance at becoming a singing superstar as The Voice Teens returns soon.
This Kapamilya reality-singing competition comes back for a new season in February 2020. Returning coach Apl.De.Ap will join The Voice Teens Season 2. Jona Marie Soquite won in the previous edition that aired in 2017.
Love will fill the air in March 2020 as Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber make their teleserye debut via When We Fall In Love, which was shot in Japan.
ABS-CBN will also air new Asian dramas, including the most awarded one in 2019, Yang Xi, and Flower Crew Dating Agency starring South Korean actor and rapper Kim Min-jae.
iWant also continues to beef up its variety of content with a second season of Arjo Atayde’s Bagman, whose second installment features Carlo Aquino.
Nathalie Hart top-bills Barbara Reimagined, which is a modern re-telling of the psychological horror film Patayin Mo sa Sindak si Barbara. Like its previous versions, Barbara Reimagined tackles the fraught relationship of two sisters, packed with a bunch of jumpscares throughout the film.
In this online series, Barbara (Nathalie Hart) comes home for the funeral of her sister Karen (Mariel de Leon), who died after committing suicide.
While grieving, Barbara finds comfort in Karen’s husband James (JC de Vera), who is also her former lover.
Netizens can watch The Gold Squad's digital films: Little Red Shoes starring Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz and Wild Little Love starring Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin.
Loving Emily is top-billed by Iza Calzado whose character gets involved in a May-December love story. Viewers will see the steamy affair of Emily (Iza) and her younger boyfriend, played by the 22-year-old actor Jameson Blake.
Sam Milby and Yassi Pressman will play the lead characters in the online series Tapes.
Jodi Sta. Maria will star in her first project as a producer. Also starring Ian Veneracion and Zanjoe Marudo, My Single Lady will stream soon on iWant.
Tony Labrusca and Julia Barretto will be paired in the iWant original series titled I AM U.
Julia revealed that she may have to do daring scenes with Tony in this online project directed by Dwein Baltazar and produced by Jun Lana and Perci Intalan.
The lead actress said about her I AM U characters: "They have their own crazy. They mentioned to me that there may be some daring scenes with Tony, but I’m sure that I’ll be guided."
Direk Dwein pointed out that one of Julia's characters is somewhat mentally unstable. "Yung isa, mas may saltik. Super, super yung saltik. May topak yung isa...Gone Girl, ganun."
Gone Girl is a 2014 Hollywood psychological thriller film about a character who turns out to be a psychopath.
Another upcoming iWant show is titled He's Into Her, which is based on a Wattpad novel by maxinejiji.
Starring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano, this online series will have Star Magic batch 2019 member Jeremiah Lisbo as the third wheel.
Vivoree Esclito and BoybandPH member Joao Costancia are also part of the cast.
"Tungkol siya sa probinsyanang babae na pumunta sa Manila [at] nagkaroon ng opportunity to have a better education. Pagdating niya dito sa Manila, ibang-iba yung pagkatao niya sa lahat ng tao sa paligid niya," Direk Chad Vidanes was quoted as saying in a November 2019 interview with Star Cinema.
"The conflict is: will she change herself just to fit in or will she spark this change to the people around her?"
The series will also star former Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemates Kaori Oinuma, Ashley Del Mundo, and Criza Ta-a.
Completing the cast are Star Magic talents Melizza Jimenez and Dalia Varde, Idol Philippines hopeful Gello Marquez, and Ogie Diaz's talent, Limer Veloso.