'The Legal Wife' pilot creates Twitter buzz

Posted at 01/28/2014 1:07 PM | Updated as of 01/28/2014 1:09 PM

MANILA -- ABS-CBN’s latest primetime offering "The Legal Wife" aired its pilot episode on Monday night and immediately took social media by storm.

The premiere episode of the Angel Locsin-starrer was a big hit on Twitter, with “The Legal Wife Pilot Episode” zooming to the top of the worldwide trending topics on the microblogging site.

The series' first episode featured the young Monica (Xyriel Manabat) growing up with her parents played by Matt Evans and Neri Naig.

But flashback scenes revealed that Monica is actually the daughter of Naig's character with the character of James Blanco.

Several netizens praised Naig's performance, saying people should watch out for in the series.

While Locsin has yet to appear in the series, the hashtag “Angel Locsin The Legal Wife” also made it to the trending topics in the Philippines.

“The Legal Wife” is the teleserye comeback of Locsin, whose last television series with the Kapamilya network was “Imortal,” which ended three years ago.

The actress previously said she took a break from doing TV dramas to focus on the movies.

Joining Locsin on "The Legal Wife" are Maja Salvador, Jericho Rosales, JC de Vera, Joem Bascon, Ahron Villena, Christopher de Leon, Rio Locsin and Mark Gil.

Directed by Rory Quintos and Dado Lumibao, "The Legal Wife" airs weeknights after "Got To Believe."