Coco Martin will portray the title role of a Pinoy superhero in the upcoming ABS-CBN action/fantasy series Juan Dela Cruz (John of the Cross).
In the said teleserye, Coco will portray the latest in the lineage of the "Tagapagbantay." Bearing a holy cross that can shift into different weapons—a whip, a staff, an arrow, and a sword—the 31-year-old actor's character will battle the forces of evil but will
Juan, however has the aswang blood and he will mistakenly fall in love with Rosario, an aswang hunter played by Erich Gonzales. Mylene Dizon's character, Amelia, lays out the means to combat the aswang blood of Juan.
From the makers of the top-rating series Walang Hanggan and May Bukas Pa, the series also aims to impart values anchored on faith in God. Set for a release in the first quarter of 2013, Juan dela Cruz also stars Albert Martinez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Joel Torre, Gina Pareño, Louise Abuel, Lotlot de Leon, Neil Coleta, Arron Villaflor, Jaime Fabregas and Izzy Canillo.
Watch the teaser of Juan Dela Cruz below: