Richard Gutierrez stars in new ‘Ang Panday’ series

Richard Gutierrez stars in new ‘Ang Panday’ series

Actor Richard Gutierrez essays the lead role in the return of “Ang Panday” as TV series. The story of Flavio, a blacksmith who fights bad guys using a dagger forged from a meteorite, started as a serialized comic novel titled “Ang Panday” and popularized on-screen by the late Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) in the early ’80s.

Panday creator writer-director Carlo J. Caparas said the series is divided into three parts: the prequel; the story of Flavio; and his transformation as Panday. Actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith is Gutierrez’ leading lady in the series. Playing Panday’s adversary Lizardo is veteran actor Christopher de Leon. The new series also stars Alonzo Muhlach and Bangs Garcia.

The series will be directed by Mac Alejandre with the involvement of Caparas in every aspect of production. It will air Feb. 29 on TV5.