Filipino hunk actor Joseph Marco is making his international TV debut via the Asian adaptation of the popular crime series The Bridge. As a matter of fact, the 31-year-old star will appear in the second season of the said series that premieres this month.
Joseph Marco in The Bridge
In an interview with Marco, he revealed that he was handpicked to join the cast along with other actors from countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore.
“Actually there was no audition. ABS-CBN directly told me that I’d been chosen to play a role for the second season of The Bridge and the shoot will be in Malaysia. So I did a little bit of research and I watched the trailer and I was stoked because I’m such a fan of psychological thrillers,” he shared.
For those who are not familiar with series, The Bridge is a Danish/Swedish television series that was originally broadcasted in 2011. Meanwhile, the first season of the Asian adaptation premiered in November 2018.
Upon the knowing that he will be doing an international project, Marco felt excited and immediately prepared himself for his role, despite tight schedules.
“Preparing for this role, it was a challenge for me because looking back , this was in November and I was currently doing an iWant series Uncoupling, in the second week I did an MMK episode and in the third week I had to fly to Japan to shoot for a movie under Regal Films and then I flew back here in Manila, staying here to do meetings for two to three days and then I flew to Malaysia. I read the script a couple of times, I did research on the character, I watched a couple of episodes and I did a back story of my character,” he shared.
PUSH described the series: Adapted from the original Endemol Shine series and injected with local flavor, the story picks up a year after season one. A yacht registered in Singapore drifts ashore in Johor with a deceased Indonesian family on board. Investigating the slew of serial killings that follow, the characters become mired in a web of treachery, deceit and personal tragedy.
Darker and more twisted than before, this new season plays with themes of corruption, redemption and revenge and is set against a distinctly Asian underworld backdrop.
Watch The Bridge on Viu, HBO GO, and HBO across Asia starting June 15. One new episode of the production will be available every week.