Streaming service iWant offers the new gritty socio-political action drama series “Bagman,” about an ordinary man who sacrifices his own moral values in order to provide for his family.
The iWant original series, which streams on March 20 and stars Arjo Atayde in a career-defining role, offers a bold and eye-opening glimpse into the dark web of corruption.
Arjo plays Benjo, a barber and a dedicated family man whose barbershop is about to get demolished to give way to the municipality’s road-widening project. With a baby on the way, he agrees to do a task to keep his barbershop, where he eventually allows dubious transactions in exchange for extra money.
It does not take long before Benjo becomes a “bagman” for the governor, wheeling, dealing, and jumping from one entanglement after another in every political and societal institution he gets into.
But as he is sucked into this intoxicating and deadly game of lies, deceit, and power struggle, he decides he must move out of the shadows, use his acquired skill set to scale and conquer the country’s ladder of power in order to protect what is most important to him.
Produced by Dreamscape Digital and Rein Entertainment, “Bagman” also stars Alan Paule, Yayo Aguila, Chanel Latorre, and Raymond Bagatsing.
The 12-part series is written and directed by Shugo Praico, and created by Lino Cayetano, Philip King, and Shugo. Its first six episodes will start streaming for free on iWant on March 20, three more episodes on March 27, and the last three episodes on April 3.
From creating memorable teleseryes on television, ABS-CBN’s production unit Dreamscape Entertainment has expanded its portfolio of original content to include digital films and series via Dreamscape Digital, which produced the trending movie “Glorious,” romantic dramas “The Gift” and “Apple of My Eye,” and the edgy series “Project Feb. 14.”
Stream “Bagman” for free starting March 20 on iWant via its iOS or Android apps or via web browser on iwant.ph. More subscribers can also get their iWant craving in the comfort of their own homes as they can already connect the streaming service to their TVs via Chromecast and Apple Airplay.
iWant is one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.
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