The Promise of Forever
The Promise of Forever is a 2017 Philippine drama television series starring Paulo Avelino, Ritz Azul and Ejay Falcon. The series aired on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold afternoon block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from September 11, 2017 to November 24, 2017, replacing The Better Half.
|The Promise of Forever|
|Created by||Reggie Amigo|
|Creative director(s)||Johnny delos Santos|
|Opening theme||"Hanggang May Kailanman" by Angeline Quinto|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||55 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Rosselle Soldao-Gannaban|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Dreamscape Entertainment Television|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV) |
|Original release||September 11 –|
November 24, 2017
|Preceded by||The Better Half|
|Followed by||Hanggang Saan|
Cast and charactersEdit
- Paulo Avelino as Lorenzo Espinosa / Ramon Nolasco / Victor Gonzales / Emilio "Emil" Mendoza / Nicolas Barrientos / Lawrence Molina
- Ritz Azul as Sophia Madrid-Espinosa
- Ejay Falcon as Philip Ortega
- Cherry Pie Picache as Vivienne Zialcita-Madrid
- Amy Austria-Ventura as Olivia Ortega-Borja
- Tonton Gutierrez as Marlon Borja
- Benjie Paras as Geoffrey Madrid
- Susan Africa as Janet Trinidad/Helen Reyes
- Eva Darren as Lola Faye Zialcita
- Nico Antonio as Chester Trinidad / Benjamin "Bing" Reyes / Matthew Santos
- David Chua as Michael Borja
- Zonia Mejia as Hillary Madrid
- Yana Asistio as Glenda
- Karen Reyes as Shirley
- EJ Jallorina as Toni
- Ricci Chan as Bradley
- Lemuel Pelayo as Toti
- Hyubs Azarcon as Lito
- Khaine dela Cruz as Adrien Espinosa
- Princess Punzalan as Marcela dela Paz
Filming for The Promise of Forever began in May 2016, with majority of the scenes were shot in Eastern and Western European countries; it was also the first Philippine drama to be filmed in Czech Republic. The series was fully pre-produced, filmed more than a year before airing, with a total of less than 13 weeks of airing were confirmed.
In the first media announcement of upcoming telenovela Victims of Love (now known as Asintado) on March 15, 2017, Paulo Avelino mentioned that The Promise of Forever will premiere in summer season. It was originally supposed to replace the Korean drama Love in the Moonlight on a late evening timeslot, but was postponed by the management due to requests and appeals by the Koreanovela fans.
After the long delay, The Promise of Forever finally premiered on September 11, 2017 but became part of the Kapamilya Gold afternoon block, replacing The Better Half. The drama switched places with The Good Son which is now moved to Primetime Bida block.
|Pilot Episode||Finale Episode||Peak||Average|
September 11, 2017
November 24, 2017
September 11, 2017
- James Patrick Anarcon (May 24, 2016). "Ritz Azul, Paulo Avelino start taping new teleserye around Europe". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
- The Promise of Forever Trade Trailer: Coming in 2017 on ABS-CBN!. YouTube. ABS-CBN Entertainment. November 23, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
- "Ritz Azul to star with Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon in new series". ABS-CBN News. May 2, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
- The Promise Of Forever Full Trailer: This September on ABS-CBN!. YouTube. ABS-CBN Entertainment. August 25, 2017.
- "The Promise of Forever is said to be the very first Pinoy tambayan Philippine drama filmed in Czech republic that is now replaced with Hanggang Saan".
- Felipe, MJ (March 15, 2017). "According to Paulo Avelino, "The Promise of Forever" will be aired this summer. "Victims of Love" will air later this year". Twitter. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
- "NATIONAL TV RATINGS (September 11-12, 2017)". ABS-CBN PR. September 13, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
- "NATIONAL TV RATINGS (November 24-26, 2017)". ABS-CBN PR. November 27, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2019.