Kapuso colors the season with hot program offerings

KAPUSO DAY By Angel Javier Cruz

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The cast of Mulawin vs. Ravena (from left) Regine Velasquez, Lovi Poe, Dennis Trillo and Carla Abellana

Summer has never been this vibrant as GMA Network brings viewers new programs that are sure to add more color to the season.

Kicking off the Kapuso Network’s string of offerings on a feisty note is the sexy dramedy series D’ Originals. Airing on Afternoon Prime block, D’ Originals puts the spotlight on the hilarious story of three wives and their tussles with the three women who disrupt their quiet domestic lives. The series is topbilled by Jaclyn Jose, LJ Reyes, Kim Domingo, Katrina Halili, Jestoni Alarcon, Mark Herras, Meg Imperial, Archie Alemania and Lovely Abella.

Following the seductive ensemble is a docu-reality show where celebrity real or reel life couples take on the challenge of immersing as parents to their adoptive children. Follow Your Heart, hosted by Heart Evangelista-Escudero, 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 by the stories they learn from their folks. The family-oriented show, premiering April 30, is headlined by Gloria Romero together with Jillian Ward, David Remo, Chlaui Malayao, Julius Erasga. The show will be featuring celebrity guests every week and for its pilot episode, Marian Rivera-Dantes is the special guest. This child-friendly show is directed by Rico Gutierrez.

Paying tribute to the colorful, romantic, heroic and inspiring stories of Overseas Filipino Workers is the network’s first OFW-themed weekly anthology, Tadhana. Hosted by Marian, Tadhana aims to show viewers how Filipinos abroad live, work and love.

 

 

Another intriguing drama that will surely make the viewers glued to their TV screens is the remake of the successful TV series Impostora. It is also the first GMA-produced TV drama adapted abroad. The Afternoon Prime drama is headlined by Kris Bernal and playing opposite her is 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 and James Blanco. Impostora is under the helm of Albert Langitan.

Also set to take flight this May is the much-anticipated and ground-breaking telefantasya Mulawin vs. Ravena. Headlining the biggest telefantasya of GMA this 2017 is Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana and Lovi Poe. And joining her first-ever full-length telefantasya is Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Playing very special roles are Heart and Tom Rodriguez. Ariel Rivera joins the star-studded cast. Featuring in this primetime masterpiece are young Kapuso love teams: Bea Binene, Derrick Monasterio, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix. Kiko Estrada is also part of the soap. Completing the cast are: The Mulawins ­— Valerie Concepcion, David Licauco and Roi Vinzon; The Ravenas — Chynna Ortaleza, Dion Ignacio, Winwyn Marquez and TJ Trinidad; the actors in the mortal world — Angelu de Leon, Bobby Andrews, Joko Diaz, Charee Pineda and Nova Villa. Mulawin vs. Ravena is helmed by two of GMA’s acclaimed directors Dominic Zapata and Don Michael Perez who is also the concept creator and head writer of the series.

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. Jennylyn Mercado breathes life to the popular character of Steffi, and for the character of Matteo, GMA 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. My Love From The Star is under the helm of acclaimed TV and movie director Bb. Joyce Bernal.

It is surely going to be one summer to remember with all of the new program offerings of the Kapuso Network. For updates, visit gmanetwork.com or like and follow GMA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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