Primetime royalties Coco Martin and Kim Chiu are said to be working together in an upcoming ABS-CBN teleserye. Reports said that Kim will be Coco's leading lady in his comeback teleserye, a period drama with a working title Ikaw Lamang.
"Si Kim Chiu pala ang bagong leading lady ni Coco Martin sa bago niyang teleserye sa ABS-CBN at take note, hindi na kasama ang ka-loveteam ng aktres na si Xian Lim sa proyektong ito," entertainment columnist Reggee Bonoan wrote in his article in Bandera.
According to the published article, Coco Martin and Kim Chiu will be joined by Jake Cuenca and Julia Montes in the upcoming project. Childstar Xyriel Manabat is also in the cast.
In one of his interviews, Coco revealed that he will be working on his teleserye soon after he finished shooting for the movie Padre de Familia which also stars Montes and superstar Nora Aunor. The actor also said that this new project will be an action-drama.
"Baka mag-start na ako itong end of January. Magbabalik ako. Napakagandang ano sa akin, kasi after Juan dela Cruz, superhero siya, ngayon gumawa ako ng ganitong klaseng pelikula. Tapos ang gagawin kong next soap ay heavy drama na may action, kumbaga ready ako ngayon humarap sa soap operang gagawin ko," he said.
If indeed this is true, then ABS-CBN might be trying new pairing just like what they did with Kimerald (Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson). However, is ABS-CBN ready to let go of the popularity of the KimXi tandem this early?