Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin on social media announced her big comeback to prime time television with the lead role in ABS-CBN’s upcoming teleserye, “The General’s Daughter.”
The last TV program she top-billed was “The Legal Wife” in 2014 which lasted for about five months.
Locsin posted on Instagram a poster of the new TV series and wrote in the caption the experiences she had during the past five years.
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2015 challenged me. 2016 broke me. 2017 changed me. 2018 opened my eyes. 2019 I’M COMING BACK. After 5 years…. This is Angel Locsin, reporting for duty as Rhian Bonifacio. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Reposting from @dreamscapeph : “Ang Pagbabalik ni Angel Locsin sa "The General's Daughter" #TGDSheIsBack ! Exclusive sa #FPJAP3Parusa Ngayong Gabi !”
“2015 challenged me. 2016 broke me. 2017 changed me. 2018 opened my eyes. 2019 I’m coming back,” she said.
At the same time, ABS-CBN released the one-minute trailer of “The General’s Daughter” during a commercial break of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” series.
Aside from Locsin, other veteran actors in the cast include Tirso Cruz III, Eula Valdez and Janice de Belen. Rising stars and onscreen love team Ronnie Alonte and Loisa Andalio are also part of the show.
Production of “The General’s Daughter” started in April 2018 with Manny Palo and Mervyn Brondial at the helm. It soon became part of ABS-CBN’s lineup of upcoming shows and movies for 2019.
Based on the trailer, the story revolves around two generations of three families.
The five-year hiatus
While Locsin did not lead in her own teleserye for five years, she appeared in several television shows from 2015 to 2018.
In 2015, Locsin was initially offered to reprise her memorable role as “Darna” for its movie version. She played the titular role of the Filipino female superhero in 2005.
However, in an episode of “Tonight with Boy Abunda,” she revealed that she developed a disc bulge in her spine caused by her rigorous training regimens in preparation for the film.
The project then went on a two-year limbo before Locsin officially withdrew from it. Actress Liza Soberano has since taken the part, with award-winning director Jerrold Tarog leading its production.
In 2016, aside from treating her spine injury, Locsin also went through a difficult breakup with her then boyfriend Luis Manzano.
Locsin also became one of the judges of “Pilipinas Got Talent,” an adaptation of the popular talent competition “America’s Got Talent.”
It was also this year when the actress began mountain climbing as a pastime.
In 2017, Locsin appeared in a TV series again but only played a supporting role. She was briefly known as “the lady in red” in the horror-fantasy “La Luna Sangre,” starring long-time couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
She also appeared in a two-part episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” titled “Kotse-Kotsehan.”
In 2018, Locsin confirmed her relationship with movie producer Neil Arce.
She also surprised fans when she appeared at the ABS-CBN Ball for the first time in ten years. Her last attendance was in 2008 with Manzano.