Director Wenn Deramas claimed that he made sure that doing Kokey at Ako would be worth the wait since the first TV adaptation of Kokey had been a huge hit three years ago. But with the team-ups of Toni Gonzaga-Vhong Navarro and Melai Cantiveros-Jason Francisco at the center of the story, he felt confident that it would be the newest primetime favorite of Kapamilya viewers. "Kasi ang ganda ng kombinasyon e. Kahit ano pang sabihin natin, makikita niyo yung from Gloria Romero and Maricel Laxa to our love teams, lahat binigay nila ang magandang performance plus magandang kwento galing sa creative team. Basically, ang gusto ko dito magpatawa ng tao sa 6 pm slot sa primetime block at pakiramdam namin na-achieve naman namin yun," he began.
Direk Wenn further shared that he really put a lot of effort into this project and exhausted all the possibilities in terms of its execution. "Sabihin na natin na nung ginagawa ko yung part one tulog ako, ngayon gising ako. Ibig sabihin, wala ako nun sa tamang huwisyo, sige lang, naglalaro lang. Aminin naman natin na yung first Kokey e parang filler lamang po. Four weeks, walang presscon, walang poster, walang kahit na ano. Nagulat na lang talaga kami sa naging reaksyon ng tao at mataas na ratings kaya humaba yung part one."
When asked to whom the show'rsquo;s title is referring to aside from Kokey, the renowned comedy director admitted that Toni has the most significant role among the cast. "Depende kung sino katabi ni Kokey (laughs). Pero kung susuriin natin maigi, yung connection po ni Toni [sa bawat character], [masasabing] siya talaga yung may kwento na sinundan naming lahat. Pero hindi naman ibig sabihin siya lang yung 'lsquo;ako'rsquo; sa Kokey at Ako. Pero kung susuruin mo yung kwento, kwento ni Toni," he explained.
In Kokey at Ako, the conflict begins when Jackie'rsquo;s (played by Toni) parents are abducted by aliens when she was young. Since then, it has become her mission to discover the truth about extra-terrestrials, believing that it'rsquo;s the only way she could be reunited with her long-lost loved ones. "Yung Kokey at Ako kasi para siyang prequel and part one at the same time. Kasi nung bata pa si Toni, kasabayan niya yung part one nangyayari kung bakit nagpunta sa planet earth si Kokey. Tapos nung lumaki na si Toni, ito na yung parang part two. Kumbaga pinagitnaan namin yung part 1. So dun palang ibang-iba na yung storya dahil ngayon lang tayo nakakita ng prequel at part 2 nagkasabay na."
Watch out for Kokey At Ako starting September 20, right after He'rsquo;s Beautiful on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.