"Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa" Starring Kiko Estrada and Sarah Lahbati Puts our Afternoon Into an Intense Revenge Action-Drama!

In 1986 and 1993, one of the masterpieces of the legendary comic icon Carlo J. Caparas was made into two blockbuster action movies. The first movie was lead by the action superstar Rudy Fernandez with Jackie Lou Blanco as his leading lady while the second remake was top-billed by the 90's heartthrob turned action star Romnick Sarmenta with Sharmaine Arnaiz. Now this 2023 after more than two decades, "Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa" is set for another great comeback! But this time, it was made for TV!

TV5, the countries leading TV network intensifies their afternoon block as they bring the much-anticipated action-drama series "Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa" combining the legendary actors and fresh new faces into one powerhouse cast! And to officially launch the grand comeback of Caparas' masterpiece into the Philippine television, an advance press screening and media conference was held on April 2, 2024 at the TV5 Media Center attended by the media, press people, and lead cast members of the series. 

And here are some of the exciting things and take-aways discussed during the event:

Fall in love all over again as TV5, in cooperation with Studio Viva and Sari-Sari, proudly presents a modern retelling  of a beloved action masterpiece, Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa. With its compelling story and unforgettable characters, this classic tale of love and vengeance has etched an indelible mark in Filipino pop culture.

Originally penned as a comic book by the legendary Carlo J. Caparas and adapted into the classic film top-billed by the late action icon Rudy Fernandez in the 1980s, Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa now undergoes a contemporary reimagining with more action-filled sequences, promising to captivate a new generation of viewers while staying true to the essence of the original story. 

Meanwhile, here are our live video coverage and exclusive interview during the mediacon of "Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa." Let's watch these:

Featuring an ensemble cast of talented actors led by Kiko Estrada, Sarah Lahbati, Sid Lucero, Rhen Escaño, and Gardo Versoza – with Mark Anthony Fernandez, Andrew Muhlach, Phoebe Walker, Andre Yllana, Ashley Diaz, Annika Co, Rose Van Ginkel, Jeffrey Hidalgo, and Jeric RavalTV5’s Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa revolves around its characters’ quest for justice and retribution. 

The story follows Norman Dela Cruz (played by Kiko Estrada), a working student aspiring to become a lawyer. Norman’s life takes an unexpected turn when his mother Tacing (with the special participation of Ana Abad Santos), engages in an intense land dispute with her estranged non-biological brother Benito Balmores (Gardo Versoza) that results in tragedy. Surviving this ordeal, Norman vows to avenge his mother but finds himself torn as he falls in love with Benito’s daughter, Mercy Balmores (Sarah Lahbati). After several years, Norman returns as the successful lawyer Abra Espiritu, with a plan for revenge while suppressing his feelings for Mercy, who has married Miguel Aguirre (Sid Lucero). 

As the lines between right and wrong blur, will Norman be able to achieve his goals for vengeance or will love prevail against all odds? Don’t miss the premiere of Carlo J. CaparasLumuhod Ka Sa Lupa on April 8, airing weekdays at 2:30 PM on TV5’s Hapon Champion block, with same-day catch-ups on Sari-Sari Channel at 8 PM. For more updates, follow TV5’s social media accounts or visit www.tv5.com.ph. 

After watching the pilot episode of the series during our advance press screening, we got more excited since the TV series remake exceeds our expectation! The actors, the cinematography, the OST, and even the graphical opening of the series are some of the commendable aspects of the show. Two thumbs up and a well-round of applause for our initial reactions! 04/03/2024 (TV Series Craze) 

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