Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla have come a long way from the very first time we noticed their chemistry in Princess & I, also the first series where they worked together as an onscreen partner.
It’s interesting to note though that their first meeting was a bit off, the onscreen couple said in their previous interviews that there was no spark when they were initially introduced to each other. But of course, that awkward first meeting is now irrelevant as the couple has an undeniable chemistry that most of their fans love.
Now, following the box office success of their film Barcelona and their television soap Pangako Sa ‘Yo in 2015, Kathryn and Daniel , otherwise known as KathNiel by their legion of fans, will soon top bill a series dubbed as Kapamilya’s biggest TV project for 2017.
The announcement was made on Nov. 22 during the network’s Christmas Trade Launch at the Marriot Grand Ballroom.
As soon as the news reached their fans the hashtag “lalunasangre” instantly snatched the top spot in the trending topic list on Twitter on Tuesday.
La Luna Sangre is the working title of the series that will star KathNiel sometime next year. It was revealed that the upcoming romantic fantasy drama is the sequel to the series Lobo and Imortal, which both previously starred Angel Locsin with Piolo Pascual and then with John Lloyd Cruz, respectively.
In a Twitter post by Boy Abunda, he confirmed that Locsin will also be part of the cast of the KathNiel starrer TV project.
Meanwhile, the network has not officially released the plot of the upcoming series but based on the premise of Imortal and Lobo, La Luna Sangre’s story will revolve around the lives and conflicts between vampires and werewolves. It will also be a more mature material compared to the couple’s previous works.
The series will be KathNiel’s sixth TV project together and 12th overall earning them the distinction as one of the most successful onscreen tandems of their generation.
But even with limited information on the upcoming series, KathNiel fans unleashed their creativity through fan-made posters featuring their idols. And most of them, which were posted immediately after the trade event, appeared to have borrowed inspiration from the Twilight movie series. And while fans hype up the series, it’s also hard not to notice the detractors that compare the series to rival network’s ongoing fantasy series Encantadia. It features four “Sang’gres,” which the series describes as Diwata of royal blood, and who as such possesses special powers and destinies above those of a common Diwata.
Nonetheless, La Luna Sangre, which directly means “the blood moon” in English, remains as one of the most anticipated programs lined up for next year.