GMA's hit series "Lolong" travels to Indonesia

The 2022’s most watched TV show in the Philippines will be seen on Indonesia's free-to-air TV network ANTV as “Dakkila.”

9 JAN 2023


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GMA Worldwide has sold the hit series "Lolong" bannered by Kapuso Action-Drama Prince Ruru Madrid and will be seen on Indonesia's free-to-air TV network ANTV as “Dakkila.” "Lolong" is the first Filipino title acquired by ANTV.

One of Indonesia’s major TV networks, ANTV reaches 130 million people through its 37 relay stations covering 155 cities. According to ANTV, the GMA Public Affairs-produced series perfectly fits the Indonesian TV audience’s taste for the fantasy genre as their viewers enjoy shows featuring special animal characters or mythical creatures.

"Lolong" tells the exciting tale of a man’s extraordinary friendship with a giant crocodile named Dakila. The series became a force to be reckoned with in Philippine primetime viewing. During its successful run, "Lolong" consistently dominated TV ratings, posting double-digit numbers every night.

From a fictional character, "Lolong" has become a household name, with Filipinos being able to relate to Ruru’s character. Viewers praised the show for promoting values on family, friendship, and the environment.

Lolong’s powerhouse cast includes Shaira Diaz, Arra San Agustin, Christopher de Leon, Jean Garcia, Bembol Roco, Malou de Guzman, Rochelle Pangilinan, Paul Salas, Marco Alcaraz, Mikoy Morales, and Maui Taylor. Directed by Rommel Penesa and Conrado Peru, the series stemmed from the idea of award-winning broadcast journalist and GMA News pillar Jessica Soho and Assistant Vice President for GMA Public Affairs LJ Castel.