According to an article in Bandera, written by entertainment columnist Reggee Bonoan, Kim will be Coco’s leading lady in his comeback teleserye entitled “Ikaw Lamang” and will be joined by Jake Cuenca and Julia Montes with childstar Xyriel Manabat.
In his article, Reggee wrote, “Si Kim Chiu na pala ang bagong leading lady ni Coco Martin sa bago niyang teleserye with ABS-CBN at take note, hindi na kasama ang ka-loveteam ng asktres na si Xian Lim sa proyektong ito.”
Coco has already revealed that he will be working on an action-drama teleserye right after he finished shooting for his movie “Padre de Familia” with Julia Montes and superstar Nora Aunor.
“Baka mag-start na ako itong end of January. Magbabalik ako. Napakagandang ano sa akin, kasi after “Juan dela Cruz”, superhero siya, ngayon gumawa ako ng ganitong klaseng pelikula. Tapos ang gagawin kong next soap ay heavy drama na may action, kumbaga ready ako ngayon humarap sa soap operang gagawin ko,” he said.
While it is yet to be confirmed, rumors has it that ABS-CBN is trying on new pairing just like what they did with Kimerald (Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson). But will the new tandem be accepted by many? Is ABS-CBN ready to take the risk of letting go of KimXi (Kim and Xian) this early now that they have gained a lot of supporters?