Dingdong Dantes Topbills Upcoming Apocalyptic Primetime Series “Genesis”
The series entitled “Genesis” is mainly drama with a bit of science fiction (sci-fi). In the story, a large asteroid is approaching Earth, endangering the lives of all of its inhabitants. But even before that happens, Earth is already on the brink of an apocalypse due to natural calamities (e.g. tsunamis, typhoons, etc.). Chaos is everywhere and death tolls are rising. How people go about their business during these trying times is the pivot of the series.
In “Genesis,” Dingdong portrays a member of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) whose main mission is to protect the supreme leader of the land at all costs. In his performance of his duty, he comes across danger brought about by crime and calamities. In the end, he will have to choose between saving the lives of others or his own.
“Kasi dito sa Genesis napag-uusapan din yung mga corruption issues, it’s a struggle kung paano lumaban ng patas at tama sa kabila ng kaguluhan. Kaya narerelate din sa totoong buhay ang show na ito,” Dingdong said in an interview with GMANetwork.com.
“Basically, drama talaga siya. Ito ay tungkol sa pagkakaroon ng pag-asa sa kabila ng mga delubyo, mga problemang hinaharap ng isang tao,” the actor added. “Genesis” is a reunion project of Dingdong and Rhian Ramos, who was the actor’s leading lady in the Philippine adaptation of the Korean series, “Stairway to Heaven.” It is also the second time for Dingdong and veteran actress Lorna Tolentino to work together in a series. The first one was in “Pahiram ng Sandali,” wherein they were paired in a May-December love affair.
"Genesis" is set to air its pilot episode on October 14 on GMA Telebabad.