Hot dry season with Kapuso’s new shows
The country’s dry season is anticipated to be even more vibrant as GMA Network premieres new programs sure to add more color to the hot months of the year.
Kicking off the Kapuso Network’s string of shows is the sexy “dramedy” D’ Originals. It started airing on April 17 on the network’s Afternoon Prime block.
D’ Originals trains the spotlight on three wives and their tussles with the three women who disrupt their quiet domestic lives. This series is top billed by 2016 Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose , 2016 Gawad Urian Best Actress LJ Reyes, “Ang Bagong Pantasya ng Bayan” Kim Domingo, Katrina Halili with Jestoni Alarcon, Mark Herras, Meg Imperial, Archie Alemania, and Lovely Abella.
A “docu-reality” show where celebrity real or reel life couples take on the challenge of immersing as parents to their adoptive children follows. With Kapuso star Heart Evangelista-Escudero as host, it airs every Sunday starting April 23.
From raising a foster family to imparting life lessons to children, Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko focuses on molding children’s values with stories they learn from their folks. Gloria Romero top bills this family-oriented show, premiering April 30, with Jillian Ward, David Remo, Chlaui Malayao, and Julius Erasga. The show will feature celebrity guests every week. Marian Rivera-Dantes is the special gueson is pilot telecast.
Paying tribute to the colorful, romantic, heroic, and inspiring stories of Overseas Filipino Workers is the Network’s first OFW-themed weekly anthology, Tadhana. Marian Rivera hosts the show that tells, how Filipinos abroad live, work, and love.
Another intriguing drama that will surely make viewers glued to their television screens is the remake of the successful TV series Impostora. It is also the first GMA-produced TV drama adapted abroad. Kris Bernal stars in the Afternoon Prime drama opposite Rafael Rosell. Also in the cast are Ryan Eigenmann, Assunta de Rossi, Elizabeth Oropeza, Aicelle Santos, Vaness del Moral, Leandro Baldemor, Sinon Loresca, Yuan Francisco, Dayara Shane, with the special participation of James Blanco.
Also set to take flight this May is the much anticipated and groundbreaking telefantasya, Mulawin vs. Ravena. Headlining what is touted as the biggest telefantasya of GMA this year is none other than Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, and Lovi Poe. And in her first-ever telefantasya is Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.
Playing very special roles are Philippine TV’s Sweetheart Heart Evangelista-Escudero and versatile Tom Rodriguez. Ariel Rivera joins the star-studded cast.
Also featured in the primetime series are Bea Binene, Derrick Monasterio, Bianca Umali, and Miguel Tanfelix. Kiko Estrada is also in the soap.
Completing the cast – The Mulawins - Valerie Concepcion, David Licauco and Roi Vinzon; The Ravenas – Chynna Ortaleza, Dion Ignacio, Winwyn Marquez and TJ Trinidad; and in the mortal world – Angelu de Leon, Bobby Andrews, Joko Diaz, Charee Pineda and Nova Villa.
Completing the Kapuso Network’s roster of hot new shows this summer is the local remake of the hit Koreanovela My Love from the Star. Kapuso Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado breathes life to the popular character of Steffi, and for the character of Matteo, GMA Network introduces newest Kapuso actor and heartthrob Gil Cuerva who auditioned for the role. Joining them are Gabby Eigenmann, Glydel Mercado, Christian Bautista, Jackie Rice, Renz Fernandez, Spanky Manikan, Melissa Mendez, and Nar Cabico.