WATCH: The Viral Teaser For "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," Featuring Coco Martin And Julia Montes (CocoJul)
What a powerful duo!
The CocoJul teaser for FPJ's Ang Probinsyano was released on August 19. And within three hours since it was uploaded, it got 1 million total views from the social media platforms of ABS-CBN, Dreamscape, and iWantTFC, and the number reached 2 million in just nine hours.
The longest-running action-drama series in the Philippines will mark its sixth anniversary this September. Last July, Dreamscape Entertainment announced that Julia Montes is joining the show's cast as Coco Martin's new leading lady.
In an exclusive online interview, Coco Martin and Julia Montes talked about their small screen reunion and the new chapter in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
They were asked why they think people are still looking forward to seeing them together in a project after six years. Coco replies, "Siguro po dahil ano, maganda 'yung pundasyon. Nagsimula po 'yan sa Walang Hanggan and then after that, nasundan po 'yan ng Ikaw Lamang. Tapos nasundan po ng pelikula namin na A Moment in Time. Ayun! Siguro 'yung chemistry, tapos 'yung samahan namin ni Juls. Kumbaga 'yung mga ano namin, mga bonding. S'yempre po pinaka-importante 'yung chemistry naming dalawa."
To which, Julia adds, "Siguro rin 'yung comfortability namin sa isa't-isa, lalo ako sobrang mahiyain ako pero 'pag kasama ko s'ya, parang nare-relax and masaya, masaya lang lahat lagi."
As one of the series' directors, Coco also shared that he helped train Julia in terms of gun handling, riding the motorcycle, and doing the fight scenes.
In the interview, the two were also asked whether viewers can expect a love story between their characters, Cardo and Mara. Coco hints, "Hindi namin ibibigay kung anuman 'yung iniisip o ine-expect ng mga manonood kasi nga kami, ang lagi naming pinaghahandaan ano 'yung bagong ihahain o bagong makikita ng viewers natin. Kaya kahit ako, honestly, hindi ko pa masabi sa ngayon na parang ito 'yung mangyayari, ito 'yung character n'ya dahil gusto namin ano eh, ma-surprise kahit kami 'pag bumubuo kami ng kuwento, gusto namin nasu-surprise kami lahat ng creatives, lahat ng mga directors na 'Uy, bago 'yan ah!'"
Coco and Julia's chemistry was palpable in the few seconds they shared the screen in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: CocoJul Teaser. And it's also worth pointing out how exciting it is to see Julia play this strong, tough-girl character.
Aside from Julia, new cast members who have joined the series include Tommy Abuel, Rosanna Roces, Michael Flores, Chai Fonacier, Elora Españo, and Joseph Marco.
Watch the FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: CocoJul Teaser below:
Check out the gallery, too, for photos of Julia Montes doing stunt training:
Lead photos from ABS-CBN Entertainment | Gallery photos from @dreamscapeph