Kim Chiu brings warmth and laughter to the whole family this holiday season with a special story about love and togetherness in the iWantTFC original “Bawal Lumabas: The Series,” which is set to premiere on the streaming service starting today, December 14.
She stars as Emerald, an overseas worker who has been employed in various countries to support her family financially. Because her parents had passed away, Eme has to work extra hard to fulfill their wishes for their children.
After her latest employment contract expires, Emerald returns to the Philippines to reunite with her siblings Onyx (Paulo Angeles), Ruby (Trina Legaspi), and Jade (Francine Diaz) for the holidays.
When she comes home, however, she realizes that the result of her sacrifices is the sad reality that her siblings have already grown distant towards her.
Disheartened by the fact that she does not know them anymore, especially her rebel sister Jade, Emerald attempts to get closer to her by becoming her classmate. But to make things more complicated, Emerald finds out that their teacher is her ex-boyfriend (Rafael Rosell).
Emerald’s plan completely backfires as she tries to meddle with Jade’s decisions, including her relationship with her sister’s suitor Kevin (Kyle Echarri). Her misunderstandings with Jade will also cause her relationship with Onyx and Ruby to turn sour.
The iWantTFC original series is directed by Benedict Mique and it also features Kim’s hit song with the same title, which was inspired by a viral statement she made earlier this year. The Christmas remix of the song is now available on music streaming platforms.
Standard and premium subscribers will be able to watch “Bawal Lumabas: The Series” starting December 14 on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) or on iwanttfc.com. It will have six episodes with daily drops at 6 p.m. until December 19.