Now a gripping and suspense-filled aksyon-serye starring action prince JC De Vera and new primetime princess Jasmine Curtis Smith, who both reprise the notable roles originally played by Robin Padilla and Vina Morales, Deo J. Fajardo’s Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum is definitely one of TV5’s biggest productions to date.
Starting this September 12, TV5’s Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum will get viewers hooked on a compelling story of how a streetsmart con artist crosses path with a young heiress. Together, they take on an exciting adventure as they journey to uncover the hidden truths surrounding their lives and realize their true feelings for each other.
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum presents the story of Benjamin “Ben” Maningding (JC De Vera), a kind-hearted con artist and street thief who victimizes only wealthy and arrogant people. Known as a modern-day ‘Robin Hood’ for using the money he steals to help the poor and the needy, Ben is a complex yet endearing character who gets enmeshed in a sticky situation that will have him travelling thousands of miles away into a foreign land to do what is right and protect someone close to his heart.
In a sudden twist of fate, Ben meets Bernadette “Bing” Grace (Jasmine Curtis Smith), an Australian Pinay who lives a sheltered life with her parents in Australia. Her wish to explore the world and find the freedom to express herself is granted when her grandfather, Lolo Teodorico (played by Noel Trinidad), decides to come home to the Philippines and bring her with him.
Thus begins the story of how Ben and Bing discover the facts of life the hard way but at the same time learn the inescapable truth that binds their destinies.
“Maganda ang ginawa namin dito para sa Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum. Marami silang makikita na bago. Kakaiba din ang type of action scenes na makikita nila dito,” shared JC, who underwent an extensive mixed martial arts training which will manifest in the show’s intense action scenes.
Directed by Topel Lee and Argel Joseph, Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum also stars Jay Manalo, Ara Mina, Arci Muñoz, Carlo Aquino, Regine Tolentino, Empoy, IC Mendoza, Rainier Castillo, Dennis Padilla, Ramon Christopher, Benjie Paras, Jef Gaitan, Bella Flores, and Flora Gasser.
Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum prides itself in being the first TV5 series shot in various locations, including Baguio, Tagaytay, Binangonan, and in the captivating sceneries of Sydney, Australia.
Don’t miss the premiere of this exciting aksyon-serye which is sure to engage the whole family. Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum opens this September 12 only on TV5.
Watch the full trailer of TV5’s “Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum” here: