With the huge success of Walang Hanggan on primetime television, a sequel for this number one program is said to be in the works. A "book 2" is said to be in the planning stage according to Leyte 4th District Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez.
In a recent interview during the launch of a cosmetics line, Lucy (who is the wife of actor Richard Gomez playing the role of Marco in Walang Hanggan, one of the series' leads) said that she heard talks about the top-rated series' sequel.
“They’re going to have a book two, I hear. And it’s just nice how the people have embraced the whole cast and how they’ve welcomed ‘Walang Hanggan’ as part of their nightly viewing habit,” said Lucy who is a fan of the Richard-Dawn tandem in Walang Hanggan.
“ABS-CBN never does anything half-baked, so they’ve always been known for their wonderful teleseryes. They’ve always been known to market it in such a big way,” she added.
|Walang Hanggan ensemble of actors - |
Rita Avila, Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Paulo Avelino, Julia Montes, Coco Martin,
Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon, Ms. Helen Gamboa and Ms. Susan Roces
Previous ABS-CBN series that went back on air with a sequel includes the successful Maging Sino Ka Man of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. A well-anticipated return is also set for JM De Guzman and Charee Pineda's Angelito: Batang Ama which will be back with a much more mature Angelito: Bagong Yugto.
If Walang Hanggan will indeed have a sequel, we hope that the story will get more exciting. Sequels on television are deemed less successful than their respective first books and with Walang Hanggan being extended until August (some reports say that it will be airing until October), viewers might get tired of watching the same faces all over again.
The key will be a great storyline and a new mix of characters that will sustain the program's interesting plot enough to get us all hooked again.