Filipino actors

After GMA transfer, John Lloyd Cruz joins cast of upcoming sitcom


JOHN LLOYD CRUZ. The actor attends an event in 2015.

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The sitcom will be John Lloyd's first TV show since he went on a showbiz hiatus in 2017

John Lloyd Cruz has apparently joined the cast of a new sitcom, his first TV show since he went on a showbiz hiatus.

The actor was tagged in a post by actress Carmi Martin on Instagram on November 10 – one day after John Lloyd’s transfer to GMA Network was announced. 

The post was a screenshot of a Zoom meeting, where John Lloyd and Carmi are joined by other actors including Edgar Mortiz, Janus Del Prado, and Miles Ocampo. 

In the caption, Carmi said that the show is a sitcom called Happy Together, and that it would be ‘coming soon on Kapuso network.’”

John Lloyd is an award-winning actor and one of the country’s most popular celebrities. He rose to fame as part of ABS-CBN’s talent pool Star Magic, and is known for starring in the network’s shows, including his breakthrough role in the teen drama Tabing Ilog, as well as shows such as It Might Be You, Maging Sino Ka Man, I Love Betty La Fea, and Imortal.

He was the favored leading man for romantic films such as One More Chance with his love team partner Bea Alonzo, A Very Special Love and its two sequels with Sarah Geronimo, and My Amnesia Girl with Toni Gonzaga. He also starred in dramas such as Erik Matti’s Honor Thy Father, and Lav Diaz’s Hele sa Hiwagang Hinagpis.

He took an “indefinite leave of absence” from showbiz in October 2017, and welcomed his son with actress Ellen Adarna shortly after.

His most recent acting project before moving to GMA was a cameo in the historical drama Culion in 2019. –