Just when most of the traditional Christmas events and specials have been put on hold because of the pandemic, TV5 will premiere “PAANO ANG PASKO?”, a star-studded Christmas serye that is tailor made for the times. Starring some of the most promising and biggest names in the Philippine entertainment industry, “PAANO ANG PASKO?” is created by Palanca Hall of Famer Jun Robles Lana and directed by Enrico Quizon, Ricky Davao and Perci Intalan.
This special drama series revolves around a family’s unprecedented holiday gathering and how old wounds and struggles threaten to dampen the supposed joyous occasion. The series assembles a powerhouse cast that marks the return to television drama of two award winning actresses: Urian winner Maricel Laxa who plays Faith, the loving matriarch who is about to discover a long kept family secret, and Cinemalaya winner Julia Clarete who plays Love, the eldest daughter whose past is coming back to haunt not just her but her entire family.
A familiar lead in most top rating teleseryes, Beauty Gonzalez plays Hope, the second daughter that has a past with her sister’s husband. Young actor Elijah Canlas also stars in his first teleserye after winning Best Actor at the 17th Asian Film Festival in Rome and at the 43rd Urian Awards. He takes on the role of Noel, the troubled grandson who is about to discover the truth about his lineage.
Alongside these remarkable talents are the veteran actors Ricky Davao and Allan Paule, with Ejay Falcon, John Sweet Lapus, Matt Evans, Danita Paner, Devon Seron, Cedrick Juan, Ace Ismael and introducing Justine Buenaflor.
Viewers were given a preview of the serye through a music video of “Pasko Na Sinta Ko” performed by Jona, posted on the IdeaFirst and TV5 social media channels. It has since garnered hundreds of thousands of views and excitement among Filipino viewers.
Produced by The IdeaFirst Company for Cignal Entertainment “PAANO ANG PASKO?” premieres this November 23, Monday to Friday at 9:00 PM on TV5.
Watch our interview with the directors of ‘Paano ang Pasko?’ below: