Kidlat (English: Lightning; Malaysian: Halilintar) is a 2013 weekly Philippine television drama that broadcast on TV5. It stars Derek Ramsay and Gene Castro.[1][2][3][4][5]

Developed byRenato Custodio, Jr.
Written byRenato Custodio Jr.
Mark Gil "Volta" delos Santos
Renee Patricia Dimla
Mark Adrian Ho
Ma. Abegail Lam-Parayno
Directed byMichael Tuviera
Eric Quizon
Topel Lee
StarringDerek Ramsay
Nadine Samonte
Baron Geisler
Opening theme"Sabihin Mo Lang" by Juris Fernandez
Ending theme"Di Ka Nag-iisa (Kidlat)" by Sandwich
Composer(s)Trina Belamide
Raimund Marasigan
Original language(s)Filipino, English
No. of episodes83
Executive producer(s)Anabelle T. Macauba
Producer(s)Ramel L. David
Jojo C. Oconer
Production location(s)Philippines
CinematographyNonong Legaspi
Running time30 minutes
(Monday - Friday 7:00 - 7:30 P.M. PST)
Original networkTV5
Original releaseJanuary 7 (2013-01-07) 
May 3, 2013 (2013-05-03)
Followed byCassandra: Warrior Angel
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Voltaire was the son of the couple Dulce and Mario. At a young age, he and his mother were assailed by a "perfect storm" where lightning 'struck' Voltaire, but left him unharmed. He discovered he had power afterwards but he kept it from his mother. As he grew, he felt alone because of his secret, but everything changed when he met Lara.

Follow the life of Voltaire, an ordinary person, who acquired a strange power after being hit by lightning from the "perfect storm". Witness the journey of Voltaire as he learns to control and use his power to protect his family and his community from dangerous opponents. Derek Ramsay stars in this thrilling saga of love and resurrection as Kidlat.

Cast and Characters

Main Cast

Supporting Cast

Special Participation

Special Finale Participation

International Broadcast

  • Malaysia - Coming soon on TV9 Di Hatiku.


On December 17, 2012, TV5 unveils its Kidlat billboard on EDSA, but it caused heavy traffic at EDSA, due to Derek's appearance as Kidlat costume.[6]

On January 6, 2013, before Kidlat aired on primetime, TV5 previewed the series by airing its telemovie.

See also


  1. Derek Ramsay excited to work on his first teleserye with TV5 retrieved via 11-25-2012
  2. Derek Ramsay talks about his Kidlat costume retrieved via 12-18-2012
  3. New Pinoy superhero Kidlat, appears on Edsa retrieved via 12-18-2012
  4. Nadine Samonte "looking forward" to and "excited" about new project with TV5 retrieved via 9-26-2012
  5. Director Mike Tuviera says leaving GMA-7 to move to TV5 not an easy decision retrieved via 10-05-2012
  6. retrieved via 1-1-2013
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