After finishing the primetime series Once Again, actress Jean Garcia was supposed to be seen in another GMA-7 teleserye this 2016: the TV remake of Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa.
The series is topbilled by LJ Reyes, Martin del Rosario as well as rumored couple Julie Anne San Jose and Benjamin Alves.
However, the show has still not aired on GMA's Afternoon Prime block.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Jean during the press con of Mano Po 7: Chinoy why the Kapuso teleserye has not yet aired.
Jean explained, "Oo, dapat November 'yan, pero kasi hindi namin na-close yung first week so nauna na yung kela Eula [Valdes]," referring to the afternoon show Hahamakin Ang Lahat.
"So hindi ko alam kung kelan kami, kung this year or early next year. Pero nagte-tape na kami."
It was previously reported that Jean will breathe life to the role once portrayed by veteran actor Eddie Garcia in the 1987 movie.
Jean confirmed this, but she cannot divulge details about her role yet.
She reasoned out with a smile, "Oo, pero hindi pa kasi wala pang presscon, kasi ginagawa pa lang natin, hintayin muna natin."
In one of her Instagram posts, Jean could be seen taping a wedding scene with Victor Neri.
BEN ANNOUNCES JANUARY AIRING. Meanwhile, Benjamin has been giving updates about their TV series by posting photos on his Instagram account whenever they are taping.
One of the scenes he taped with Julie Anne was a scene in a hotel where the singer wears a chef's uniform.
In the series, Julie Anne reprises the role of Santina, a character originally portrayed by Lorna Tolentino. On the other hand, Benjamin plays Ephraim, originally portrayed by Gabby Concepcion in the movie.
In one of his posts, Ben could be seen while taping fight scenes in a boxing ring wherein he flaunted his toned abs.
We're shooting some really incredible scenes for Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa. Been taping for 12 hours now, all fight scenes, and more to come tonight! I'm not complaining at all though; in fact I love it. Can't wait for you guys to see our hard work in January. I really hope you guys enjoy and support our new show!
The actor also announced that Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa will be already aired by January 2017.
He wrote in the caption, "We're shooting some really incredible scenes for Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa.
"Been taping for 12 hours now, all fight scenes, and more to come tonight! I'm not complaining at all though; in fact I love it.
"Can't wait for you guys to see our hard work in January. I really hope you guys enjoy and support our new show!"
The TV adaptation of Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa is directed by Gina Alajar.