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ORIGINAL Fantaserye King Richard Gutierrez stages a comeback on primetime television in the newest, grandest and modernized version of the classic and iconic komiks series, "Ang Panday," by ace writer-director Carlo J. Caparas starting February 29 from VIVA Communications, Inc. and TV5.

Richard plays the revered character of the Pinoy superhero Flavio, a blacksmith who rose to fame via four blockbuster movies headlined by the late King of Philippine Movies Fernando Poe Jr.
FPJ's "Panday emerged as top grosser in the 1980 Metro Manila Film Festival, which was followed by three more highly successful installments/

Senators Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada, meanwhile, had their own versions, "DugongPanday" in 1993 and "HiwagangPanday" in 1998. respectively.

Other TV remakes followed suit in two different stations.

This year's TV remake on the Kapatid network, however, will have multi-awarded Mac Alejandre at the helm with the genius, Direk Carlo himself, acting as creative consultant of the project.

VIVA and TV5's "Panday" will trace Flavio's tale from birth to his adventures as a blacksmith who goes up against arch nemesis Lizardo and his evil cohorts with the use of his sword that has supernatural powers.

Direk Carlo says that in the modernized version, viewers will discover that Flavio is a foundling and that he has a brother.

His sibling is raised by bad elements while flaviois taken care of a priest.

Joining Richard as chief nemesis Lizardo in the 2016 "AngPanday" TV remake is Christopher "Boyet" de leon in a role originally portrayed on the big screen by late character actor Max Alvarado.

Also in the cast of " AngPanday" are the new child wonder Alonzo Muhlach, MTV Pinoy VJ Sam Pinto, Jasmine Curtis, Bangs Garcia, Empoy, Chicser's Ranz Kyle, CJ Caparas, Ara Mina and many more.

Catch Richard Gutierrez's fantaserye combeack in the modern-day retelling of the classic Carlo J. Caparas komisks masterpiece, "AngPanday," starting February 29 only from VIVA and The Kapatid network, TV5