Esteemed director Chito S. Roño is officially making a comeback via the much-awaited television adaptation of the Philippines’ iconic superheroine in Darna: The TV Series.
The cameras are set to roll in early November with master director Chito, who is behind the hit Kapamilya series Imortal, Lastikman, and Spirits, now making a TV comeback after almost a decade to lead one of ABS-CBN’s biggest projects for 2022.
He is expected to take today’s audiences to the edge of their seats with his expertise in visual effects production and masterful storytelling for the adaptation of the heroine created by the late Mars Ravelo, whose 115th birth anniversary is commemorated on Oct. 9.
The renowned director, who made his last TV show Maria Mercedes back in 2013, is also known for being the ‘master of scare’ on the big screen. He had previously directed the hit horror flicks Feng Shui and The Ghost Bride.
He also served as director of award-winning drama films Dekada ‘70 and Bata Bata Paano Ka Ginawa?.
In recent years, he was at the helm of the family drama Signal Rock, the Philippines’ entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards.
Top-billed by Jane de Leon, the upcoming series will be produced by ABS-CBN’s JRB Creative Production.