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‘Aswang’ swoops down on American TV, grabs No.1 spot

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THE ASWANG  made its debut on US television last week.

Arguably Philippine folklore’s most frightening creature, the “Aswang” has swooped down on American television screens and provided the Filipino-brand of scare, with NBC’s “Grimm” grabbing the no. 1 spot of scripted shows in the US on the evening of March 7.

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Hoping for another Filipino monster in ‘Grimm’

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REGGIE Lee says the aswang episode was a “rich emotional experience for my character.”

    LOS ANGELES—“I think and hope that that’s a possibility,” Reggie Lee said of the chance that another Filipino monster may creep into NBC’s “Grimm,” where he is a regular cast as Sgt. Wu. The aswang episode of the drama-fantasy-horror series drew high ratings and was the No. 1 scripted show in US television [...]

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‘Aswang’ makes it to ‘Grimm’

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The NBC show "Grimm" in its TWitter account gave a sneak peak of what appears to be their version of the Filipino folk creature "aswang." Screengrab from Grimm's official Twitter account (@NBCGrimm)

The “Aswang,” a vampire-like mythical creature in Filipino folklore, invades a US fantasy-detective television series.

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Fil-Am actor stars in ‘aswang’ episode on ‘Grimm’

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’Actor Reggie Lee of Filipino descent plays Sergeant Wu in the NBC detective-fantasy series “Grimm”.  Lee provided a story for one of the show’s episodes entitled “Mother Dearest” about a scary character in Philippine folklore called the “Aswang”.  Screen grab from NBC

“This is a story that has been told over and over again within my family and my friends’ families in the Philippines,” Filipino-American actor Reggie Lee told the Philippine Daily Inquirer about the plot featuring “aswang” in the “Mommy Dearest” episode of NBC’s “Grimm,” which airs on Friday, March 7, at 9:00 p.m. in the United States.

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US TV series ‘Grimm’ features scariest monster yet–the ‘Aswang’

The NBC show "Grimm" in its TWitter account gave a sneak peak of what appears to be their version of the Filipino folk creature "aswang." Screengrab from Grimm's official Twitter account (@NBCGrimm)

The Filipino folk creature “aswang” would make its appearance in NBC’s fantasy-detective series “Grimm” – and it may even be scarier than Filipinos imagined it.

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