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. Set to air beginning Monday, April 17, on GMA’s 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. This series is top billed by 2016 Cannes Best Actress Jaclyn Jose together with 2016 Gawad Urian Best Actress LJ Reyes, Ang Bagong Pantasya ng Bayan Kim Domingo, together with 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 Kapuso star 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 Ms. 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, Primetime Queen 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 Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Tadhana aims to show viewers how Filipinos abroad live, work, and love. Another intriguing drama that will surely make theviewers 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. The Afternoon Prime drama is headlined by Kapuso versatile leading lady Kris Bernal and playing opposite her is GMA leading man Rafael Rosell. Also in the cast are versatile actors 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. 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 none other than Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo, multi-talented Kapuso actress Carla Abellana and Kapuso Premier Actress Lovi Poe. And joining her first-ever full length telefantasya is Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Playing very special roles are Philippine TV’s Sweetheart Heart Evangelista-Escudero and versatile Kapuso actor Tom Rodriguez. Seasoned actor Ariel Rivera joins the star-studded cast. Featuring in this primetime masterpiece are the hottest young Kapuso love teams: Bea Binene, Derrick Monasterio, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix. One of GMA’s talented actors Kiko Estrada is also part of the soap. Completing the cast are the following: 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. 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, 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 more updates on the hottest shows of GMA Network and your favorite Kapuso artists, visit gmanetwork.com or like and follow GMA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.