Flower of Evil (Philippine TV series)

Flower of Evil is a 2022 Philippine drama television series based on the 2020 South Korean drama series of the same title, starring Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe.[1] The series was aired on Kapamilya Channel's Yes Weekend primetime block, and A2Z from June 25 to October 9, 2022 replacing the fourth season of I Can See Your Voice and was replaced by Hoy Love You 3.

Flower of Evil
Promotional poster
Genre
Based onFlower of Evil
by Yoo Jung-hee
Written by
  • David Diuco
  • China Gabriel
  • Hazel Uychiat
  • Li Candelaria
Directed by
  • Darnel Joy Villaflor
  • Richard Ibasco Arellano
Starring
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodes32
Production
Executive producers
ProducerEleanor Martinez
Production locationsMetro Manila
Pampanga
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time55 minutes
Production companiesDreamscape Entertainment
Viu
CJ E&M
Release
Original networkKapamilya Channel[a]
A2Z
Original releaseJune 23 (2022-06-23) – October 7, 2022 (2022-10-07) (Viu)
June 25, 2022 (2022-06-25) –
October 9, 2022 (2022-10-09)
Related
Flower of Evil

Plot Edit

Jacob (Piolo Pascual) is a man who hides his identity and past from his wife Iris (Lovi Poe), a female detective. On the surface, they appear to be the perfect family: a loving couple with a beautiful six-year-old daughter who adores her parents.

Iris and her colleagues begin investigating a series of unexplained murders and is confronted with the reality that her seemingly perfect husband may be hiding something from her.

Cast and characters Edit

Main cast Edit

Supporting cast Edit

Guest cast Edit

  • Jeffrey Hidalgo as Erwin Santos
  • Nikki Valdez as Melanie Santos
  • Loren Burgos as Teodora "Teddy" Manangquil
  • Yñigo Delen as Carlo Santos
  • Claire Ruiz as Susan Mirasol
  • Sherry Lara as Belen Soliven
  • Jess Mendoza as Lando Soliven
  • Junjun Quintana as Vincent Rosales
  • Denise Joaquin as Raquel Rosales
  • Rolando Innocencio as Ernesto Dimaculangan
  • Peewee O'Hara as Tansing Ramos
  • Aleck Bovick as Josie Medina
  • Sheree Bautista as Monet Dimayuga

Episodes Edit

No.TitleOriginal release dateTV air date
1"Encounter"June 23, 2022 (2022-06-23)June 25, 2022
Iris, Jacob, and their six-year-old daughter Luna are a picture of a perfect family. Little does Iris know that Jacob and his parents are keeping a secret from her. While investigating an attempted murder case, Iris hears about the serial killings in Corazon.
2"Abduction"June 24, 2022 (2022-06-24)June 26, 2022
In search of Jacob, Rico finds Daniel Villareal, the missing suspect in the murder of Corazon's village chief. Iris sees Jacob in a new light after solving her case assignment, unaware of the bloody secret her husband had buried in their basement.
3"Dark Past"June 30, 2022 (2022-06-30)July 2, 2022
Iris and her team look into the possibility of a copycat killer as they investigate a case similar to the Corazon murders. Jacob reminds Rico of their dark past as the reporter begs for freedom. Later, Iris and Jacob are called into Luna's school.
4"Haunting Past"July 1, 2022 (2022-07-01)July 3, 2022
Coming up with another angle on Belen's murder case, Iris confronts her new suspect. Jacob finds a way to talk with Rico's informant. That night, Vincent's past haunts him when a mysterious figure in a black raincoat comes to silence him completely.
5"Blackmail"July 7, 2022 (2022-07-07)July 9, 2022
Iris' team investigates Vincent's death and discovers his scheduled meeting with Rico. Jacob sneaks into Rico's apartment to get something he can hold against the reporter. His fate suddenly hangs in the balance with the sudden arrival of his wife.
6"New Ally"July 8, 2022 (2022-07-08)July 10, 2022
Rico undergoes a tense questioning by Iris' team right after breaking free from Jacob's clutch. When Daniel becomes the main suspect in Vincent's murder, Rico offers Jacob his help to prove the latter's innocence in the restaurant owner's death.
7"Face of Truth"July 14, 2022 (2022-07-14)July 16, 2022
Rico tries to mislead the crimes unit's investigation as Iris draws closer to putting a face to the Corazon killer's son. However, Jacob finds himself racing against his wife when Iris receives a tip from someone claiming to have a photo of Daniel.
8"The Killer"July 15, 2022 (2022-07-15)July 17, 2022
Iris chases the man who allegedly attacked the informant in Corazon, unaware that it is her husband. She soon pieces together the puzzle about Vincent's murder. Meanwhile, Jacob faces an enemy who has been searching for him for a long time.
9"New Victim"July 21, 2022 (2022-07-21)July 23, 2022
Iris' nightmare materializes upon confirming that Jacob is Noel's new possible victim. With all the indisputable indications laid in front of her, Iris continues to insist on her husband's innocence. Her colleagues, however, think otherwise.
10"Finding Jacob"July 22, 2022 (2022-07-22)July 24, 2022
Noel tortures Jacob in a desperate attempt to find his late wife's remains, blaming the latter for his father's crimes. Iris and her team race against time to locate the suspect's hideout as Jacob finds his life in imminent danger.
11"Statement"July 28, 2022 (2022-07-28)July 30, 2022
Jacob narrowly escapes death, but not the stern interrogation of Iris' colleagues. With Noel surviving the operation, Jacob's problems are far from over, especially after a source with a new piece of information reaches out to his wife.
12"The Witness"July 29, 2022 (2022-07-29)July 31, 2022
Iris investigates her husband after hearing an unintended and shocking revelation from him. While Noel makes one last plea before Jacob finishes him off, Maggie and Rico receive Josie Medina's statement on Lilia Ramirez's case.
13"Expose"August 4, 2022 (2022-08-04)August 6, 2022
Rico becomes the man of the hour after dropping an expose about Abel's alleged accomplice, putting Jacob in a tight spot. While Dennis clings to his hunch about Jacob, Iris fights a silent battle with her discovery about her husband's identity.
14"Triggered"August 5, 2022 (2022-08-05)August 7, 2022
Gloria places Luna under Carmen's care. A ghost from the past pays Rico an unexpected visit to clarify things about the Corazon murder. Despite getting ahold of all the evidence, Iris stops at nothing until the truth comes out of Jacob's mouth.
15"Reunion"August 11, 2022 (2022-08-11)August 13, 2022
Jacob turns to Rico for help in finding Grace and identifying their father's accomplice, unaware that Iris is on his tail. A case hits Iris close to home and makes her hesitant to confront her husband about his real identity.
16"The Mourner"August 12, 2022 (2022-08-12)August 14, 2022
Iris arrives at a decision after overhearing a disturbing confession from Jacob. Together with Grace and Rico, Jacob tries to recall the details connected to Abel's accomplice. Carmen decides to finally put an end to her son's suffering.
17"Recording"August 18, 2022 (2022-08-18)August 20, 2022
Now that the real Jacob is awake, Henry promises a good life and a beautiful family ahead of his son. Iris barges in on the trio’s investigation into Abel's accomplice. Sick of all the lies Jacob continues to feed her, Iris makes a painful decision.
18"The Agency"August 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)August 21, 2022
Luna gets affected by her parents' marital problem. Hoping to change Iris' mind about their marriage, Jacob grows more determined to find his father's accomplice. Iris and her team's search for Abel's missing victim leads them to a suspicious agency.
19"Agreement"August 25, 2022 (2022-08-25)August 27, 2022
Iris' love for Jacob reigns over her many questions and doubts about his dark past. Jacob forges an agreement with Baldo in exchange for the identity of Abel's accomplice. The real Jacob, on the other hand, finally discovers his parents' secret.
20"Phone Call"August 26, 2022 (2022-08-26)August 28, 2022
While Grace tries to remember the face of Abel's accomplice, Jacob helps Iris' team in capturing Baldo's syndicate. Iris goes out of her way to protect her husband, but Dennis acquires a piece of evidence that threatens to put her efforts to waste.
21"The Transaction"September 1, 2022 (2022-09-01)September 3, 2022
Dennis coerces Iris to choose between protecting her husband and fulfilling her sworn duty as a defender of the law. Daniel's transaction with Baldo goes awry, while Grace inches closer to the truth about their father's accomplice.
22"Acceptance"September 2, 2022 (2022-09-02)September 4, 2022
After Iris saved Daniel, the couple is forced to face the truth about their feelings and relationship. Upon learning what Jacob was up to before the incident with Daniel, Henry and Carmen vow to protect their son from Grace's investigation.
23"Secrets"September 8, 2022 (2022-09-08)September 10, 2022
Dennis gives Daniel one last chance to clear his name, but the latter remains resolute in taking his sister's secret to the grave. Unknown to Daniel, Grace is on her way to confess her crime to Iris.
24"Resignation"September 9, 2022 (2022-09-09)September 11, 2022
With the help of an unlikely source, Daniel sets a trap to confirm if Henry was the one who sold him out to Baldo. Evelyn tenders her resignation, only to realize that severing ties with the del Rosarios is not as easy as she thought it would be.
25"Frame Up"September 15, 2022 (2022-09-15)September 17, 2022
Daniel and Iris confront Henry about his connection with Abel and Baldo. However, with Jacob's brilliant criminal mind, the del Rosarios manage to turn the whole situation in their favor. Baldo gets an important person out of the mental hospital.
26"Fingerprint"September 16, 2022 (2022-09-16)September 18, 2022
Iris tries hard to ignore Daniel's suspicious actions. However, when Evelyn's lifeless body gets recovered and enough pieces of evidence confirm the same thing, Iris is forced to do the hardest thing for a wife to do—arrest her own husband.
27"Alliance"September 22, 2022 (2022-09-22)September 24, 2022
The members of the heinous crimes unit are on the hunt for Daniel as he evades arrest and takes Iris with him. In the midst of the chaos involving her parents, Luna suddenly goes missing. Baldo plays his trump card against Jacob.
28"Fingerprint"September 23, 2022 (2022-09-23)September 25, 2022
Baldo resolves to change sides upon hearing Lilia's revelation. Iris gives her team classified information to prove Daniel's innocence, unaware of a traitor in their midst. An uninvited guest pays Grace a visit while she is looking after Luna.
29"Bloodlust"September 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)October 1, 2022
Rage completely takes over Daniel when he learns of Grace's critical condition. Jacob, on the other hand, makes sure that he kills the right target this time. Dennis pieces together information that links the del Rosarios to Abel's real accomplice.
30"Escape"September 30, 2022 (2022-09-30)October 2, 2022
Upon learning that Jacob killed Iris, Daniel goes berserk, dead set on finishing off his father's accomplice once and for all. With the truth coming to light, Henry and Carmen both get arrested for covering up their son’s crimes.
31"Judgement"October 6, 2022 (2022-10-06)October 8, 2022
Iris stops Daniel from committing a crime, but Jacob manages to steal a gun and shoots her husband. Months later, despite longing for Daniel, Iris helps Grace with her case. Henry pays heed to Jacob's plea.
32"New Beginning"October 7, 2022 (2022-10-07)October 9, 2022
Through Iris' help, Daniel finds a witness that could help prove Grace's innocence in the murder of Corazon's village chief. Iris decides to let go of Daniel and start a new beginning with Luna in the province. Henry gets a grip on reality.

Production Edit

Development Edit

The project was first announced on September 16, 2021, when Lovi Poe officially transferred to ABS-CBN for the first time, with Piolo Pascual returning to the network. Both actors were cast in the lead roles after signing with the network.[1] A story conference was held on November 21, 2021.[2] On 4 February 2022, it was revealed that the series was in the midst of its principal photography.[3][4] A total of 32 episodes are confirmed for the series, running for sixteen weeks.

Casting Edit

On November 21, 2021, the rest of the cast were announced in the same day of story conference.[2]

Kit Thompson was originally part of the cast, but was later fired after he was arrested for hitting his former girlfriend. Thompson was replaced by JC de Vera.

Marketing Edit

A short teaser for the series was shown as part of the upcoming projects for Dreamscape Entertainment in 2022. The first teaser was released on May 16, 2022. The second teaser was released on May 20, 2022. Official poster was released on May 23, 2022. The trailer of the series was released on May 31, 2022.

Release Edit

The series released first on Viu from June 23 to October 7, 2022, 48 hours before its television premiere on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z and Jeepney TV from June 25 to October 9, 2022.[5] It is also released exclusively on iWantTFC and TFC IPTV on July 16, 2022, with the first 6 episodes, 48 hours before its broadcast in the United States and Canada.

Re-run Edit

The series re-aired on Kapamilya Channel's Primetime Bida weeknight block, A2Z's A2Z Primetime and TV5's TodaMax Primetime Singko from November 7, 2022 to January 20, 2023 replacing A Family Affair and was replaced by Dirty Linen.

Official Soundtrack Edit

Released on July 1, 2022 (2022-07-01)
No.TitleLyricsMusicArtistLength
1."Dito Ka Lang (In My Heart Filipino Version)"Jonathan Manalo, Trisha Denise CampañerKim MinMoira Dela Torre3:50
2."Huli Na, Huli Na"KZ Tandingan KZ Tandingan4:32
Total length:8:22

Accolades Edit

Accolades received by Flower of Evil
Year Awards ceremony Title Recipient Result Ref.
2022 Tag Awards Chicago Best Actor (tied) Piolo Pascual Won [6]
Best Actress Lovi Poe Nominated [7]
Best Supporting Actor Paulo Avelino Nominated
8th RAWR Awards Actor of the Year Piolo Pascual Nominated [8]
Digital Series of the Year Flower of Evil Nominated
Favorite Kontrabida Paulo Avelino Nominated
Beshie ng Taon Joross Gamboa Nominated
2023 7th GEMS Awards 2023 Best TV Series Flower of Evil Nominated [9]
Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role Piolo Pascual Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role Lovi Poe Nominated
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Joross Gamboa Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Agot Isidro Nominated
ContentAsia Awards Best TV Format Adaptation (Scripted) Flower of Evil Bronze [10][11]

Notes Edit

  1. ^ The series was also broadcast on Jeepney TV

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Piolo Pascual, Lovi Poe to star in Pinoy version of K-drama 'Flower of Evil'". ABS-CBN News. September 16, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Cast of PH adaptation of 'Flower of Evil' revealed". ABS-CBN News. November 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Severo, Jan Milo (February 5, 2022). "Lovi Poe shares glimpse of 'Flower of Evil' with Piolo Pascual". Philstar.com.
  4. ^ "Lovi Poe shares first glimpse of 'Flower of Evil' adaptation with Piolo Pascual". ABS-CBN News. February 4, 2022.
  5. ^ "WATCH: ABS-CBN releases full trailer for 'Flower of Evil'". Rappler. June 2, 2022.
  6. ^ "Dingdong Dantes, Piolo Pascual tied for Best Actor at the 2022 TAG Media awards | GMA Entertainment". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  7. ^ "Barbie, Lovi, Jodi, Maricel, Jane bakbakan sa TAG Awards Chicago". www.abante.com.ph. November 4, 2022. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  8. ^ "RAWR Awards 2022". LionhearTV. June 28, 2023. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  9. ^ "GMA Network bags TV Station of the Year at the 7th GEMS Awards | GMA Entertainment". www.gmanetwork.com. Retrieved June 29, 2023.
  10. ^ "2023 Nominees". ContentAsia Awards. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  11. ^ "'An Inconvenient Love,' 'Everybody, Sing!' win big at ContentAsia Awards 2023". Push. August 25, 2023. Retrieved August 25, 2023.

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