Imortal (lit. Immortal) is a Philippine television drama produced by ABS-CBN starring John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin. It is the sequel to the 2008 fantasy series, Lobo.
Imortal is a sequel to the 2008 ABS-CBN fantasy series, Lobo. The previous series also starred Angel Locsin opposite Piolo Pascual. However, Lobo story-wise only included werewolves without any reference to vampires. Locsin's character in Imortal will be the daughter of her character in Lobo.
300 years ago, a group of powerful beings arrived in our shores. Known as vampires, drinkers of human blood, their menace quickly spread throughout the land. But unknown to them, a powerful clan also lived in the islands, a group of beings who can transform themselves into powerful werewolves - the Taong Lobos.
The Taong Lobos were the humans' protectors and they immediately formed an army to destroy the vampires. The blood drinkers were no match to the Taong Lobos. One by one, they fell. Those who survived were driven into hiding. What followed was peace among the humans and Taong Lobos, and the memory of the vampires started to fade. Around this time, the "Taong Lobos" dealt with a crisis of their own giving way to the events of the first series.
Unbeknownst to them, the vampires are only lying in wait – organizing and fortifying their numbers until they are ready. They are holding a secret: a prophecy that foretells of an epic battle between them and the Taong Lobos that will finally decide the one blood that shall rule all. The battle shall be led by a powerful vampire and a powerful werewolf who are each other's nemesis and downfall. The vampires believe they have found their prophesied savior and now they are preparing to come out and start the war. The Taong Lobos have grown complacent, and they know nothing about the prophecy.
With the stage set for an epic battle, two individuals, Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz) and Lia (Angel Locsin), find themselves drawn to each other, unsuspecting that as they grow closer together, they are awakening the powers that are lying dormant in both of them – the same powers that will inevitably tear them apart.Angel Locsin as Lia Ortega/Lyka Raymundo-Ortega
John Lloyd Cruz as Mateo Rodriguez
Maricar Reyes as Samantha Imperial
Rico Blanco as Lucas Teodoro
Jaime Fabregas as Abraham Villamor
Vivian Velez as Lucille Zaragoza
Jake Roxas as Magnus Imperial
Johnny Revilla as Simon Teodoro
Francine Prieto as Imelda Fontanilla
Jomari Yllana as Roman Rodriguez
Niña Dolino as Clarisse Zaragoza
Beverly Salviejo as Dara
Vangie Labalan as Tabitha Matute
Nikki Valdez as Lydia
Rocky Salumbides as Tom Moreno
Erika Padilla as Miriam Villamor
Leandro Baldemor as Enrico Kabigting
Dino Imperial as Jethro Kabigting
Marlann Flores as Olivia / Olive
Bryan Santos as Gael
Mark Gil as Julio
Carlos Morales as Lyndon
Christian Vasquez as Badong
Archie Alemania as Arturo Lumibao
Danillo Barrios as Billy Villareal
Nikki Bacolod as Jessica Arceo
Carlos Agassi as Vergara
Menggie Cobarrubias as Jessie Cordero
Manuel Aquino as Albert Esguerra
Josh Ivan Morales as Benezor
Angelo Garcia as Andoy
Manuel Chua as Diego
Kris Martinez as Francis
Gerard Acao as Macoy
Zeppi Borromeo as Baldo
Thou Reyes as Rafael
Andre Tiangco as Atty. Yumul
Hermes Bautista as Taong Lobo
David Chua as Taong Lobo
Marion Dela Cruz as Taong Lobo
RJ Calipus as Taong Lobo
Tyron Perez as Vampire
Helga Krapf as Vampire
Rob Stumvoll as Vampire
Princess Manzon as Vampire
Yuri Okawa as Vampire
Allyson Lualhati as young Tabitha Matute
Precious Lara Quigaman as Ceres
Sajj Geronimo as young Lia
Bugoy Carino Jairus Aquino as young Mateo
On March 7, 2011, it was moved to a later timeslot to give way to Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. Because of this, the show's ratings dropped to an average of more than 20 million viewers nightly from having more than 30 million viewers.
Imortal was launched as part of the half-term show line-up by ABS-CBN, launched as part of the 60th Anniversary of Philippine Soap Opera. The production of the series started in June 2010.
The DVD Series is Internationally Distributed to Volumes 1-13 containing all episodes.
Pangil (fangs) is an online role-playing game created in relation to the television show and was released before the premiere of the series was launched. The role-playing game involves around the character of Samantha (played by Maricar Reyes in the series) and instruct her quest as she defeats the enemies. The locations on the game were also based in real locations in the Philippines such as Intramuros, Quiapo and Binondo.
A series of webisodes were also released on the official website entitled Anino't Panaginip (Shadows and Dreams). It consists of 5 minute long episode that was unreleased on television and will be released every week as the series premieres. There is currently 24 webisodes.
A sequel to the series entitled La Luna Sangre, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, is set to premiere sometime in 2017. The sequel series was first revealed at the company's trade launch on November 22, 2016.