Filipina actress and Netflix series "The Sandman" star Lourdes Faberes in a tweet thanked her fellow countrymen for their continued support to her and her role in the hit series.
In a reply tweet to blogger Jerald Uy, who said that the cast in the fifth episode deserves an Emmy nomination for their roles, Faberes enjoined all her Filipino fans to continue their support for the Netflix series.
“Salamat po. Sana manood [ang] lahat ng Pinoy (Thank you. I hope all Pinoys will watch). I know @neilhimself loves [the Philippines]. So proud of our [country] 24/7,” Faberes said, then using the hashtag of The Sandman.
The Sandman is an American fantasy drama television series based on Neil Gaiman’s novel. It is produced by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, and officially streamed on Netflix.
Gaiman called Faberes "amazing" in a previous tweet.
The stars of the TV series include Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Vivienne Acheampong, among many others.
Faberes, currently based in London, is an alumna of the Repertory Philippines before moving to the United Kingdom in 1997 to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, where she got her MA in Performance (Advanced Theater Practice).
Aside from The Sandman, Faberes has also starred in the Amazon series Good Omens, as Altani on History Channel’s Knightfall, and covert operative Michelle Ito on ABC’s series Whiskey Cavalier.
Now, she stars as Kate Fletcher in The Sandman, a patron of 24 Hours All Nite Diner.
Meanwhile, Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings said in an interview that there are a lot of opportunities to develop new content in the Philippines through new shows and movies, and the company is working on it.
“There’s a lot of opportunities for us developing new shows and new movies, but we’re still working on all of that,” he said.
He called the anime series Trese, an original Filipino story on Netflix, brilliant Filipino storytelling, and he’s looking forward to a more global audience to see this series.
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