MANILA — The reel and real-life tandem of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil will eventually return to television, the actress' manager Ogie Diaz assured fans, but via a new series.
"Make It With You," the couple's fourth teleserye together, was among the ABS-CBN programs that halted production in mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic. Its return was further held off with the government shutdown of ABS-CBN's broadcast operations in May.
On Thursday, a number of scripted ABS-CBN dramas were announced to resume through the new Kapamilya Channel on cable and satellite TV. "Make It With You" was not among them.
Diaz, the long-time manager of Soberano, confirmed on Friday that the primetime series about lovers-turned-business rivals will no longer return.
"Sa mga nagtatanong kung bakit hindi nakasama ang 'Make It With You' sa magbabalik sa telebisyon ngayong June... Ikinalulungkot ko pong ibalita sa inyo bilang manager ng isa sa bida (si Liza Soberano) na hindi na po ito mapapanood pa," he wrote on Facebook.
"Alam na po ito ng lahat ng cast, lalo na ng LizQuen. Alam kong nabitin kayo sa love story nina Billie at Gabo, kaya hintayin na lamang po ang pagbabalik ng loveteam sa isa pang bagong teleserye. Salamat po, mga Kapamilya!" Diaz said.
Diaz did not give further details about the anticipated comeback of LizQuen.
Produced by Star Creatives, "Make It With You" premiered in January 2020, and was the consistent No. 1 program in its time slot, according to Kantar Media. Among scripted dramas, it was only second to the phenomenal "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" in nationwide ratings.
During the coronavirus quarantine, and amid the broadcast closure of ABS-CBN, Soberano and Gil have nonetheless been visible to fans, notably as guest stars in OKS (Online Kapamilya Shows), including the ongoing "Caldero Files."