Prime Video has recently unveiled the premiere date of the upcoming Amazon Exclusive crime-thriller series, ‘Cattleya Killer’, alongside the official trailer. Based on a classic Filipino film, ‘Sa Aking Mga Kamay’ (In My Own Hands), the six-episode series is produced by ABS-CBN International Production and Nathan Studios. It will be available on Prime Video on June 1 in selected territories such as Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, among others. The series marks the first-ever collaboration between Prime Video and ABS-CBN, providing a platform for Filipino stories and talents to reach global audiences.
‘Cattleya Killer’ features an impressive cast, including Arjo Atayde, the winner of Best Actor at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards, Jake Cuenca, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jane Oineza, Ria Atayde, Ricky Davao, Nonie Buencamino, and Christopher de Leon, who is reprising his role as Joven de la Rosa from the original film.
The story takes place many years after the infamous ‘Cattleya Killer’ case, where Joven de la Rosa is now an NBI deputy director. His youngest son Anton (Arjo) is one of his top agents, and his eldest son Benjie (Jake) runs a foundation for traumatized women. When a body bearing the telltale markings of the long-dead ‘Cattleya Killer’ is discovered, the lives of the three men and everyone around them are thrown into turmoil. The investigation tightens as more victims surface, and the line between the real world and the unreal blurs. Anton becomes more and more of a suspect as dark secrets are brought to the fore, revealing that nothing and no one is what they seem.
“We’re excited to continue pushing the boundaries and to deliver world-class entertainment made by the best Filipino talents,” said David Simonsen, director of Prime Video Southeast Asia. “We believe with its gripping storyline, dynamic characters, and stunning performances, ‘Cattleya Killer’ will keep our audiences at the edge of their seats.”
“Crime stories have always been fan favorites, proven by the success of different true-crime series across different formats and territories,” said Ruel S. Bayani, head of ABS-CBN International Production. “And for us, the Philippines’ ‘Cattleya Killer’ is another must-watch, as it tackles the dark human psyche. It also showcases issues rooted in family, government, and society.”
Dan Villegas directs the series from a script by Dodo Dayao. The series is based on a classic ‘90s film, ‘Sa Aking Mga Kamay’ (In My Own Hands), is also available on Prime Video, directed by Rory B. Quintos and starring Aga Muhlach, Chin Chin Gutierrez, and Christopher de Leon.