Actor Richard Gutierrez takes on his biggest role in an ABS-CBN television series as he plays the lead character in the action drama Iron Heart.
The story revolves around Apollo (Richard), who is known for his super strength, and how his mission leads him in finding out his identity and his deeper connection with his enemies.
Richard took part in the series’ creative process and emphasized his desire to showcase a modern action series led by directors Lester Pimentel Ong and Richard Ibasco Arellano.
“We wanted to do more hand-to-hand combat. A more modern approach in terms of cinematography. We wanted to show something different in terms of action. Matagal na akong hindi napapanood gumawa ng aksyon na ganito,”
Richard said during the series grand launch held at the Dolphy Theater.
Joining him in the series is Maja Salvador for a special participation two years after her last starring role in The Killer Bride.
Maja said that she did not hesitate to be part of the show after it was pitched to her.
“Hindi siya bago sakin pero sobrang importanteng ito because it’s ABS-CBN. Ang ABS-CBN ay ang ganda gumawa ng isang teleserye. Na-miss ko gumawa ng isang love story. Madali lang ako napapayag,” she explained.
Sue Ramirez, who will play Apollo’s other love interest named Venus, promises viewers that they will see another version of her after earning praises for her portrayal as Lexy Lucero The Broken Marriage Vow.
“I think masu-surpass nito ang pagiging daring ko sa last role ko. Not only the outfits as seen in the trailer but ibang iba yung character. Iba yung upbringing,” she shared.
Viewers can also look forward to the beauty of Cebu as the creative head, Jay Fernando, said that they will utilize every part of the province.
“If they are the best characters or players of this game, Cebu is the best playground to do this show. You have the pristine beaches, the longest bridge, and high-rise buildings in one town,” he said.
Also joining this series are Jake Cuenca, Albert Martinez, Dimples Romana, Pepe Herrera, Baron Geisler, Sofia Andres, Kyle Echarri, Diether Ocampo, Enzo Pineda, Althea Ruedas, and Meryll Soriano.
Iron Heart premieres tonight at 8:45 on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live on Facebook and YouTube, Jeepney TV, and TFC IPTV.