Actor Piolo Pascual will be joined by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and comedian Pepe Herrera in a series helmed by blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina.
Set in the fictional Mapag-Asa street, My Papa Pi revolves around the lives of Pipoy (Pascual), a single dad who wants a better future for his daughter, his twin brother Popoy (Herrera), a popular tumbong maker and owner of “One More Tumbong,” and Tere (Wurtzbach), a woman with a golden heart who happens to be Popoy’s one great love but has feelings for Pipoy.
Adding zest to their story are other characters in Brgy. Gintong Tupa to be played by the star-studded ensemble of Joross Gamboa, Alora Sasam, Hyubs Azarcon, Katya Santos, Daisy Lopez aka Madam Inutz, and breakout stars Anthony Jennings and Daniela Stranner from the movie Love at First Stream.
My Papa Pi is one of ABS-CBN’s much-awaited 2022 offerings as this is Pascual’s first ABS-CBN series since 2020. Dubbed as a “sweetcom,” the show will bring smiles and romance to viewers who are looking for something fresh and new this 2022.
“It’s a nice breather. We have a solid cast and a fun director,” Pascual said of the new show.
This is also the first series of its kind for Garcia-Molina, who is more known for her box-office films and well-loved television series.
“Piolo is the main reason why I’m doing the series. I really want to work with Piolo. The last time we worked together was in Lobo. It’s been a decade since we worked together,” the director said.
After showcasing her talent in the Star Cinema film My Perfect You and in hosting via World of Dance Philippines and the award-winning lifestyle show Pia’s Postcards, Wurtzbach is ready to return to acting in My Papa Pi.
“I think the project is perfect for me kasi malalabas ko ‘yung kulit ko…So, it’s a great way to come back. Sobrang grateful ko po na ako yung napili,” she said.
Herrera, meanwhile, continues to make a name as one of the country’s premier and versatile comedians, having starred in numerous shows and films in both leading and supporting roles such as Princess Dayareese, Jhon En Marsha, Hoy, Love You, and The Killer Bride.
My Papa Pi premieres on March 5, 7:00 p.m. on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC.