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Dingdong Dantes returns to director chair for a 'Royal Blood' episode, fills in for Dominic Zapata

Dingdong Dantes just directed an episode of "Royal Blood."

On Instagram, the Kapuso Primetime King narrated how he stepped in for director Dominic Zapata after the latter faced a family emergency.

"After a long hiatus, I found myself back in the director's chair, taking the reins for Royal Blood," Dingdong said.

Noting how Zapata was his very first director when he started out in showbiz 25 years ago on "TGIS," Dingdong said Zapata was "not only my director but also my first teacher in this craft, even before I formally studied Directing in college."

"Today, he continues to guide and 'direct' me, and Dominic is not just a teacher but also a parent in the industry in many ways," Dingdong added.

In the comment section, Dong was cheered on by fans and industry friends alike. "It would be a thrill to work with you as a director Kuya Dong!" Ben Alves said as Viu Philippine's Head of Content Partnerships Garlic Garcia said it is a "great new chapter for you Direk DONG. Rooting for you bro!"

Fans meanwhile noted how Dingdong Dantes did a great job directing Thursday night's episode.

Shortly after, Dingdong shared a TikTok video showing how his day as a "Royal Blood" director went. 



Topbilling the Kapuso action drama, Dingdong is joined by Megan Young, Mikael Daez, Tirso Cruz III, Rhian Ramos, Dion Ignacio, Lian Valentin.  

"Royal Blood" airs weeknights at 8:50pm.



— LA, GMA Integrated News