The Promise of Forever

The Promise of Forever is a 2017 Philippine drama television series starring Paulo Avelino, Ritz Azul and Ejay Falcon.[1][2][3] 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.[4]

The Promise of Forever
The Promise of Forever-titlecard.jpg
Title card
Created byReggie Amigo
Written by
  • Mariami Tanangco-Domingo
  • Clarissa Estuar
Directed by
  • Darnel Joy Villaflor
  • Hannah Espia
  • Jon Villarin
Creative director(s)Johnny delos Santos
Opening theme"Hanggang May Kailanman" by Angeline Quinto
Composer(s)Carol Banawa
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of episodes55 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Rosselle Soldao-Gannaban
  • Ethel Manaloto-Espiritu
  • Mae Santos
Production location(s)
Editor(s)Emerson Torres
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 11 (2017-09-11) –
November 24, 2017 (2017-11-24)
Preceded byThe Better Half
Followed byHanggang Saan
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Cast and charactersEdit

Paulo Avelino portrays the "immortal man".

Main castEdit

  • 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

Supporting castEdit

Guest castEdit


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.[1][5] 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.[6] 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.


Kantar Media National TV Ratings
(4:15PM PST)
Pilot Episode Finale Episode Peak Average
September 11, 2017[7]
November 24, 2017[8]
September 11, 2017[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f James Patrick Anarcon (May 24, 2016). "Ritz Azul, Paulo Avelino start taping new teleserye around Europe". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  2. ^ The Promise of Forever Trade Trailer: Coming in 2017 on ABS-CBN!. YouTube. ABS-CBN Entertainment. November 23, 2016. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ritz Azul to star with Paulo Avelino and Ejay Falcon in new series". ABS-CBN News. May 2, 2016. Retrieved May 2, 2016.
  4. ^ The Promise Of Forever Full Trailer: This September on ABS-CBN!. YouTube. ABS-CBN Entertainment. August 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "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".
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ a b "NATIONAL TV RATINGS (September 11-12, 2017)". ABS-CBN PR. September 13, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2019.
  8. ^ "NATIONAL TV RATINGS (November 24-26, 2017)". ABS-CBN PR. November 27, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2019.

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