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MANILA, Philippines – We haven’t heard too many details about the upcoming On The Job series, though we do have an idea about where the show, to be found on streaming service HOOQ, is headed. Now, the cast of the miniseries has been unveiled – with a juicy synopsis and many new clues about the 6-part series.
A first from HOOQ when it comes to original content, On The Job: The Series is co-produced by Reality Entertainment (On The Job‘s Erik Matti, and Dondon Monteverde) in partnership with Globe Studios.
What it’s about
As previously revealed the series will follow the Philippine media and political scene. Here is the official synopsis straight from the media release:
“OTJ: The Series Season 1 follows the story of four people – SISOY, a corrupt local media man under the payroll of PEDRING, the treacherous father of the town’s ruling political clan; PAM, a passionate and honest big network investigative journalist from Manila and ROMAN, a principled hired gun regularly brought out of prison to kill. Their paths cross when eight journalists from Sisoy’s town are massacred by Roman’s group and buried without a trace a day before Christmas Eve.
“Pam jumps on the case just as Sisoy discovers his connection to Pedring won’t help him find out what happened to his friends. Despite their differences, the two work together to untangle the web of lies, controversy and corruption in a media circus where the truth keeps eluding them.
Based on Erik Matti’s multi-award winning movie OTJ, or On The Job, the original series marks the first big production created exclusively for an online video service in the region.”
- Teroy Guzman plays Sisoy, 50-something media veteran
- Nonoy Froilan plays Pedring, a politician
- Bela Padilla is Pam, a journalist
- Neil Ryan Sese is Roman, the hired gun
The release does not reveal all the various roles but does reveal other cast members: Christopher de Leon, Dominic Ochoa, Arjo Atayde, Jake Macapagal, Smokey Manaloto, Ria Atayde, Levi Ignacio, Renz Fernandez, Nhikzy Calma, Nafa Hilario Cruz.
Leo Martinez, who played the corrupt boss General Pacheco in the 2013 film, is all set to return and also attend the press conference.
Thailand, India and Indonesia are also getting OTJ, along with the Philippines. You can learn more about the service on HOOQ.tv.
On The Job is scheduled for release this December.– Rappler.com