Kiko Estrada returns to ABS-CBN one month after his contract with GMA Network ended.
The former star of the Kapuso series My Guitar Princess did not renew his contract, which ended in October 2018.
Kiko will join the upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye with the working title Project Kapalaran.
"I’m blessed and honored to be here. It’s good to be back," said Kiko when he introduced himself during the story conference of Project Kapalaran.
JM de Guzman and Arci Muñoz will top-bill this Kapamilya series, which will also star Sylvia Sanchez and Joey Marquez.
The story conference of Project Kapalaran was held yesterday, November 28.
Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 Alyssa Muhlach, Hashtag members Kid Yambao and Paulo Angeles, and Kira Balinger were seen attending the story con.
Photos of the story con were uploaded on social media by the RSB Drama Unit, which is the producer of the shows Halik and Los Bastardos.
In a previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Kiko revealed that he will be doing a zombie movie to be directed by Mikhail Red.
"I have a Star Cinema movie coming up with Joshua [Garcia] and Julia [Barretto].
"It's called Block Z. It's scheduled in April 2019 but it got pushed back because of their teleserye," said Kiko during an interview held at the Santolan Town Plaza last September.
The JoshLia love team is currently starring in the Kapamilya prime-time series Ngayon at Kailanman.
Kiko disclosed back then that he was supposed to do a teleserye in GMA-7 this 2018.
"I have a teleserye in December but I'm not really rushing into the teleserye because I want a good role.
"Where the best role is, that's what I choose."
Will he be the lead character in this Kapuso series?
"I hope so. I deserve a lead role."
Has he received an offer to return to ABS-CBN?
"It's always fun to receive good offers. It's all love and I don't burn bridges."
He added: "I'm loyal to whoever takes care of me."
The son of Gary Estrada and Chesca Diaz used to be a Kapamilya talent. He appeared in the shows Angelito: Bagong Yugto (2012) and Annaliza (2013).
Kiko left ABS-CBN to transfer to GMA-7 in 2014.
For the past four years, he has appeared in Kapuso shows such as Strawberry Lane (2014), That's My Amboy (2016), and Mulawin vs Ravena (2017).
He is the latest actor to switch networks, following in the footsteps of Regine Velasquez, Raymart Santiago, and Keempee de Leon.
Kiko mentioned in the interview with PEP.ph that he is doing other movies.
"I have a Regal movie titled Ang Henerasyon Na Sumuko sa Love. It's a movie by Jason Paul Laxamana.
"I have My Stepmother's Lover with [director] Adolf Alix Jr."
(L-R) Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2018 Alyssa Muhlach, JM de Guzman, and Arci Muñoz