Since it first aired, GMA’s action-fantasy series Lolong amassed a significant following among Filipino viewers. It took three years to make the hit series. Lolong now continues to post double-digit ratings every night since its pilot airing, recording more than 13 million television viewers per episode.
The show also won awards, such as “Best Primetime Serye” at the Gawad Pilipino Icon of the Year 2022.
Yet, as the series draws to a close, viewers can’t help but feel disheartened at the thought of their favorite show leaving the primetime spot. It sparked negative comments from audiences who wanted to see more of the show.
Despite the ongoing clamor and the season’s fateful end, Lolong star Ruru Madrid focuses on the bright side.
“Hindi ako masyadong nagpapaapekto sa ganiyang komento. I’d rather focus sa mga positive feedbacks na natatanggap namin dahil kahit anong gawin natin, kahit pa anong kagandahang loob gawin natin, o kahit gaano pa kaganda yung show na ibibigay mo, laging may masasabi at masasabi talaga ang mga tao,” he said during an online media conference for the show’s finale.
Ruru plays the titular role of Lolong. He shared that their goal for the show is to entertain, inspire, and educate their viewers through the action-fantasy series. Ruru added that he and the cast of Lolong remain grateful to the public for supporting their show.
Completing the star-studded cast of Lolong are Shaira Diaz, Arra San Agustin, Christopher de Leon, Jean Garcia, Malou de Guzman, Rochelle Pangilinan, Paul Salas, Ian de Leon, Maui Taylor, Marco Alcaraz, Mikoy Morales, and Alma Concepcion.
Directors Rommel Penesa and Conrado Peru lend their creativity to make the series compelling and action-packed to keep viewers at the edge of their seats.
Still, fans remain abuzz with speculations of a second season for Lolong. Lucky for them, the allegations are true, as Ruru confirmed himself. Further details have yet to be shared by the team.
“Ang masasabi lang namin ay naghahanda na ang Team Lolong para diyan kaya abangan niyo,” the Kapuso actor said.
In the meantime, Lolong fans are looking forward to the season finale on September 30. The series promises to end with a bang as Lolong faces his most challenging battle yet.
“Hindi po namin in-expect na ganito ninyo mamahalin ang aming programa. Gusto namin suklian iyon. Sa aming season finale week, nawa’y patuloy ninyong suportahan ang Lolong. Abangan ninyo ang mga kapana-panabik na mga tagpo,” Ruru said.
For the season finale, Armando (Christopher) will acquire the strength and power he desires. But it will turn him into a half-human half-crocodile creature.
Motivated by his desire to do what is good and inspired by his loved ones and friends who have been with him since the beginning, Lolong will finally discover what a hero is. With the help of other crocodiles and his power as an Atubaw, he will face Armando with the support of the people and the other Atubaws.
Witness the face-off between good and evil in Lolong’s season finale tonight at 8:00 on GMA and 9:40 on GTV.