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Arjo Atayde to star in crime-thriller series ‘Cattleya Killer’

By: - Reporter
/ 10:08 PM May 13, 2023

Arjo Atayde

Quezon City Rep. Arjo Atayde (FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines —  Quezon City First District Rep. Juan Carlos “Arjo” Atayde, who is also an actor, will star in “Cattleya Killer,” a six-episode crime-thriller series that will begin on June 1.

The series will be shown to audiences worldwide, particularly in Southeast Asia countries, including Hong Kong, and also in Taiwan, through the streaming service Amazon Prime Video.


In line with this, Atayde expressed his support for the Philipines film industry, saying Filipino movies and other local content should also be released and promoted overseas.


“Most of our films are highly recognized abroad. We just have to keep supporting and promoting them. Our talents have been known worldwide, so I think it’s time to set the bar high, and we can do it,” Atayde said in a statement issued on Saturday.

According to the lawmaker, the series is based on the 1996 film “Sa Aking Mga Kamay,” which revolves around a serial killer targeting women who cheat on their husbands.

“Cattleya Killer” is set years after the 1996 movie, and Atayde will reprise the role of Joven de la Rosa, previously played by Christopher de Leon.

The other cast members are Jake Cuenca, Arjo’s sister Ria Atayde, Nonie Buencamino, Jane Oineza, Rafael Siguion-Reyna, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Frances Ignacio, Jojit Lorenzo, Ricky Davao, and Ketchup Eusebio.

Produced by ABS-CBN and Nathan Studios, the crime-thriller series is directed by Dan Villegas. It premiered at MIPCOM Cannes last October.

“Job opportunities and big breaks will benefit the Philippine film industry to enhance the acting and production skills of all aspiring film workers. The Philippines has to conquer the world market for films so that it will provide more opportunities and jobs to more current and upcoming Filipino artists,” Atayde said.


Atayde is the vice chair of the House Special Committee on Creative Industry and Performing Arts.

He urged the government to support the promotion of Filipino films, adding that he believes local content can also be world-class and entertaining.

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“With all our talents and production teams in this country, nothing is impossible,” he said.


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