THIS November 6, prepare to be blown away as Ruru Madrid returns via GMA Network’s action-packed Filipino drama series Black Rider.
Black Rider is the latest primetime offering from GMA Public Affairs. This action-packed series weaves together elements of heroism, revenge, justice and family drama in a compelling narrative on a cinematic scale.
Joining Ruru in Black Rider are Matteo Guidicelli, Yassi Pressman and Katrina Halili, with the special participation of Kylie Padilla. Ruru plays Elias Guerrero, a motorcycle driver for the delivery app Biyahero. He soon embraces another personality as “Black Rider,” a vigilante who will fight the notorious syndicate Golden Scorpion.
The homegrown GMA actor, known for his passion for doing his own stunts, has trained intensively for hand combat, motocross, and martial arts designed for the fight choreography of Black Rider. He considers the show to be a dream project come true.
“Excited na po ako na ibahagi sa inyo ang Black Rider—ang latest primetime offering ng GMA Public Affairs kung saan pinagsama-sama ang mga artista mula sa iba’t ibang henerasyon. Isang karangalan na makasama ko ang mga tinitingala kong artista sa napakalaking proyektong ito. Maraming salamat, GMA Network, GMA Public Affairs, at Sparkle GMA Artist Center sa pagtupad sa aking pangarap na makagawa ng isang full action series. Ipinapangako ko sa inyo na ibubuhos ko ang lahat para sa programa na ito,” shares Ruru. Meanwhile, Black Rider serves as Matteo’s biggest project yet after returning to the network.
“It’s a very nice feeling to get back working on the craft again,” says Matteo, who plays Paeng Policarpio, a courageous police officer who shares a deep bond with Elias.
Yassi Pressman, who plays Vanessa “Bane” Bartolome in the series, is also returning to series TV and GMA. Bane is a petty thief whose life becomes intertwined with Elias. She also has a dark past with the Golden Scorpion.
Yassi is grateful for the chance to work with the GMA again. “It’s nice that everybody is kind, everybody is still warm. Pagdating din sa set namin, ang warm din ng mga tao,” shares Yassi, who adds that she is excited to show the “badass” side of her character.
Another homegrown GMA actress, Katrina Halili, portrays Rona Marie Ana “Romana” Tolentino in the series, a vigilante who fights alongside Elias against the Golden Scorpion.
“I am happy and excited to return to primetime and this time, for a full action drama series alongside great actors,” says Katrina who is expected to show off her fierce action skills in the series. “Nag-train po kami para sa aming mga karakters sa seryeng ito kaya naman sana po ay suportahan ninyo ang Black Rider.” Black Rider features an ensemble of young and seasoned actors, including action stars Zoren Legaspi, Raymart Santiago, Gary Estrada, Raymond Bagatsing, Isko Moreno, Monsour del Rosario and Roi Vinzon; as well as veteran actors Rio Locsin, Gladys Reyes, Maureen Larrazabal and Almira Muhlach.
Sharing Elias’s motorcycle skills but driven by ambition and a thirst for power within Golden Scorpion is Calvin Magallanes, played by Jon Lucas.
Joining Elias as Biyaheros are Empoy Marquez, Janus del Prado, and Rainier Castillo. Set to make Elias’ life miserable are the Golden Scorpion Boys: Joem Bascon, Dustin Yu, Joaquin Manansala, Kim Perez, Vance Larena, and Saviour Ramos. Also in the cast are Empoy Marquez and Jayson Gainza, as well as Shanti Dope, Pipay and Ashley Rivera, drag queen Turing, Sparkle artists Prince Clemente and Mariel Pamintuan, and young love team Ashley Sarmiento and Marco Masa. Black Rider is helmed by Erwin Tagle, Rommel Penesa (Lolong) and Richard Arellano.
Catch the world premiere of Black Rider this November 6, 8 pm, on GMA, with simulcast airing on Pinoy Hits and livestreaming via Kapuso Stream, and delayed telecast on GTV at 9:40 pm. Global Pinoys can watch it on GMA Pinoy TV.