Jerrold Tarog, director of a new Darna TV series produced by ABS-CBN, has quit the show due to scheduling conflicts.
A netizen on Twitter asked the director if he was “still attached to the Darna series.”
He answered, “Unfortunately, I’m not going to be involved in the TV series due to scheduling conflicts. But some doors remain open regarding my future involvement in the Ravelo universe. We will see. For now, I wish ABS-CBN &
@imjanedeleon all the best. Let’s continue to support them.”
Tarrog took over Darna’s initial director Erik Matti who backed out of the project due to “creative differences” with Star Cinema. Meanwhile, Jane de Leon replaced Liza Soberano for the lead role due to an injury the actress sustained while shooting the series.
The famed superhero film was set to premiere on the big screen but on 17 August 2020, Star Cinema decided to shelve the movie due to “complex logistics, crowd shots and fight scenes that involve physical contact” which would be hard to set up due to the limited activity resulting from health protocols against Covid-19.
Tarrog has already finished “15 shooting days or 40 minutes rough cut. Plus some… big plans.”
However, Pep reported on 26 November 2020 that Darna will push through as a TV series while a movie will premiere once its time on the small screen is done. It was formally announced on 4 December 2020 which coincided with De Leon’s contract signing with the media giant.