Surprise! Paulo Avelino revealed as ‘Flower of Evil’ cast member

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 09 2022 12:59 AM

MANILA — In a surprise cast member reveal, Paulo Avelino appeared in the closing scene of the July 8 episode of “Flower of Evil,” joining lead stars Piolo Pascual and Lovi Poe.

When the ABS-CBN and Viu adaptation of the South Korean thriller was announced, Avelino was not introduced as a part of the cast. He also did not participate in any promotional events leading up to the premiere of “Flower of Evil.”

Unconscious and in a hospital bed, Avelino’s character is referred to as the “real Jacob,” the man whose identity is being used by the mysterious man portrayed by Pascual to hide his dark past.

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In the series, Pascual’s version of Jacob maintains his disguise as he gets married and starts a family with his wife, Iris (Lovi Poe).

His long con is threatened to be exposed, however, when Iris, a police detective, starts to investigate a murder case which leads to his real identity.

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“Flower of Evil” releases new episodes Thursdays and Fridays on Viu across 16 territories in Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa; followed by its TV broadcast on A2Z and Kapamilya Channel on Saturdays and Sundays.