Tonight will see the premiere of Dominic Ochoa’s first lead role for TV via ABS-CBN’s new fantasy-drama series My Super D.
Now 41-years-old, it took a total of 20 years before Ochoa landed his very own teleserye, but he is nevertheless upbeat about the prime project.
“I’m very blessed and thankful sa trabahong binigay nila na hindi lang basta trabaho,” expressed the very professional and patient talent a press conference at ABS-CBN’s Dolphy Theater.
Acknowledged as an actor who was always ready for any role given to him throughout his career, Ochoa said, “Puwede tayong maging kontrabida, bida, o extra. Nagpapasalamat pa rin tayo sa Diyos dahil siya naman ang nagbibigay ng mga ito. Everyone’s saying to me, ‘We’re happy na ito na yung big break mo.’ But never pumasok sa utak ko na itong My Super D, ako ang bida dito. Para lang itong isang role na ibinigay sa akin—it’s not about the things that are given to you. It’s your responsibility so gagampanan ko siya ng hundred to hundred-fifty percent na makakayanan ko.”
He is all the more thrilled that My Super D is a show that will impart an important lesson on TV. “That anyone who is armed with the power of love can be a superhero,” he elaborated.
Ochoa will play Dodong, a security guard who is an avid fan of deceased superhero character Super D (Richard Yap), who was fond of helping others. His son Dennis (Marco Antonio Masa), meanwhile, grows up in a simple yet contented family and admires his father for his dedication to help people who are in need.
However, with Dodong caring so much for others’ welfare, he tends to forget his duties as a father and often disappoints his wife Nicole (Bianca Manalo). After Dodong lands in jail for being allegedly involved in a construction accident, Nicole makes the hard decision of leaving Dodong and raising Dennis on her own.
After being freed from jail, Dodong works as a stunt double for Tony (Marvin Agustin), an actor in a children’s show and his long-time rival for Nicole’s love. There, Dodong also meets Pablo Mateo (Nonie Buencamino), the show’s writer and one of Super D’s closest friends. When he sees Dodong, the writer realizes that he could be the rightful man who can take Super D’s place as mankind’s defender against evil forces.
Also part of the cast are Sylvia Sanchez, Ronaldo Valdez, Jason Francisco, Jayson Gainza,Atoy Co, Mytle Sarrosa, Jef Gaitan, Louie Domingo, Bong Regala, Ryan Rems, and Marina Benipayo, with the special participation of Richard Yap, Lara Quigaman, and Ronnie Lazaro. It is under the direction of Frasco Mortiz and Lino Cayetano and written by Shugo Praico.
My Super D begins this evening before TV Patrol.