The name Judy Ann Santos is easily recalled and arguably recognized as the queen of TV soap operas, being a prominent star in ABS-CBN’s productions from the original soap opera days to their pioneering of the “tele-serye” concept. “Juday” has certainly spent a great many years on the small screen with occasional forays into cinema thrown in, growing from teen icon to mature actress in doing so. She has not been seen much on TV lately, but fans of Santos need not fret. Judging from some recent social media pictures, Juday will soon become a supporting character in the nation’s police drama, ABS-CBN’s “Ang Probinsyano.”
Manila Bulletin has it that Judy Ann Santos had visited the set of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” recently, based on a series of Instagram Stories posts by the actress herself this Monday, July 15. One video showed the flowers presented to her upon arriving at the location, with her all but confirming her potential involvement in the Coco Martin-starred teleserye on ABS-CBN. Not long after Juday’s social media entries went online, production outfit Dreamscape put up their own photographs of Santos on the “Probinsyano” set, accompanying lead star Coco still dressed as his character Cardo Dalisay.
On his own Instragram page, Martin related Judy Ann’s visit to the teleserye set, with a photo of the two of them hugging. He noted that being able to work with the iconic star of Philippine TV series was a dream come true, and his statement welcoming Juday to the “FPJ AP” family is yet another confirmation that she will join the show as a new character in the future. It is noted to be the big return of Santos to acting, following her last notable role in the Star Cinema film “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes,” which premiered January 2018.
Dreamscape Productions has yet to reveal any information on what Judy Ann Santos’ prospective character will be doing on the ongoing storyline of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Her introduction might easily be of similar or greater import to that of Lorna Tolentino, who portrays the outwardly-friendly but secretly antagonistic Lilian Cortez. Fans will have to keep up with “Ang Probinsyano,” now the longest-running primetime drama on Philippine TV, airing weekdays on non-stop, since 2015 on ABS-CBN.
Image from Dreamscape Productions Instagram