Gagambino, the new Carlo Caparas comic character introduced in one ofthe latest incarnations of the well-loved Filipino reading literature, was firstattached to Richard Gutierrez. When it was first announced, it was thought thatthis would have been Richard's next primetime soap after Kamandag, and possiblybefore Captain Barbell Meets Darna.
It was a surprise move when Richard opted to do an original storyhe helped conceptualize—Codename: Asero, where he is paired for the first time withnew Kapuso star Heart Evangelista. Dahil dito, naging libre ang Gagambino forthe other leading men of GMA-7; maybe with the exception of Dingdong Dantes nakasisimula pa lang ng Dyesebel with Marian Rivera.
For GMA-7's 58th anniversary this month, limangprimetime shows ang ginawan ng teaser trailer. Supposedly ay unang ipalalabas angmga trailer na ito sa mga sinehan sa showing ng Regal Entertainment movie na MyMonster Mom, starring the mother-and-daughter pair of Annabelle Rama and RuffaGutierrez. Ang GMA-7 ang media partner ng movie.
Ganito rin ang ginawa noon sa trio of soaps na Dyesebel,Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita, and Captain Barbell Meets Darna when its teaserswere carried by 2007 Metro Manila Film Festival entries Desperadas and BahayKubo.
May napili na ang GMA-7 to do the title role of Gagambino—siDennis Trillo. Confidentially, the young actor was invited to do the teaser pero walangginawang confirmation kung kaya't naging palaisipan who will be Gagambino.Dahil hindi nga nagsasalita si Dennis, one name cropped up who could possiblybe the main star: si JC de Vera.
Tila hindi na rin nakapaghintay ang GMA-7 na ipakita angteaser until the My Monster Mom opening. Last night, June 2, sa "Chika Minute"segment ng 24 Oras, the AVP for the 58th anniversary of the Kapusonetwork was shown and so are the five new shows: Ako Si Kim Sam Soon ninaRegine Velasquez and Mark Anthony Fernandez, ang Survivor Philippines to be hosted by Paolo Bediones, Gagambino ni Dennis, La Lola niRhian Ramos (an Argentine soap remake kung saan naging babae ang isang lalaki),at ang Codename: Asero nina Richard, Heart, and Richard Gomez.