MANILA -- ABS-CBN's hit primetime series "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" starring Coco Martin is set to air its 1,000th episode this Thursday, August 8.
On Thursday, Martin extended his appreciation to all the people who continue to support the drama series.
"Sa lahat po ng hanggang ngayon ay sumusubaybay at nanonood po ng 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano' kami po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa inyo. Sa lahat po ng staff, crew at sa lahat po ng artista, sa lahat po ng bumubuo ng 'Ang Probinsyano', maraming, maraming salamat po sa walang sawang pagmamahal at suportang ibinibigay niyo sa amin gabi-gabi. Kaya pilit po naming pinagbubuti at pinapaganda ang bawat episode para matumbasan po namin ang pagmamahal na ibinibigay niyo. Maraming, maraming salamat po," Martin said.
Now on its fourth year, the series, which aired its pilot episode September 28, 2015, continues to be the undisputed No. 1 television drama in the Philippines.
"Ang Probinsiyano" is based on the 1997 movie of the same title about a provincial cop who assumes the identity of his twin brother who was killed in a drug bust operation.
Martin took on the iconic role originally played by the late Fernando Poe Jr., whose wife, veteran actress Susan Roces, is also part of the hit series.
In a separate message posted on the Instagram account of Dreamscape, Roces also thanked the viewers of the show.
"Mga ka-Probinsyano, kayo ang nagsisilbing inspirasyon sa aming mga ginagawa dito. Kahit anong pagod namin sulit na sulit. Maraming maraming salamat sa inyong lahat," Roces said.