DRIVEN with its goal of offering Filipinos world-class entertainment, GMA Entertainment Content Group never fails to feast the eyes of every Kapuso with pioneering and ground-breaking concepts as it presents a showcase of its forthcoming programs slated to premiere in the first quarter of 2018.
The 2018 first quarter drama launches omnibus plug was launched within Paskong Kapuso 2017: The GMA Christmas Special last Sunday, December 17.
First on the list is the sexy, romantic-comedy series The One That Got Away headlined by three lovely Kapuso leading ladies Lovi Poe, Max Collins and Rhian Ramos. Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo plays an important role in the program as Liam, the ex-boyfriend of the three women. Joining them are Ivan Dorschner, Migo Adecer and Jason Abalos. This is an extraordinary story about three women who formed an unlikely but strong friendship after discovering that in different times in their lives, they were romantically linked with the same guy. Also in the cast are Bembol Roco, Snooky Serna, Luz Valdez, Ayra Mariano, Ashley Rivera, Sophie Albert, Jason Francisco, Ervic Vijandre, Nar Cabico, Dea Formilleza, Euwenn Aleta, among others. The One That Got Away is under the helm of award-winning director Maryo J. Delos Reyes and Mark De La Cruz.
Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia, one of GMA’s hottest love teams, reunite in the original primetime series Sherlock Jr. Beautiful and versatile actress Janine Gutierrez joins the cast in a special role. Viewers of all ages will enjoy this program filled with action and drama about the friendship between an investigative reporter and a dog. The series introduces Serena a lovable and smart Golden Retriever who will touch everyone’s lives and will teach them a lesson about love, life, family and friendship. Roi Vinzon, Rochelle Pangilinan, Andre Paras, Kate Valdez, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Matt Evans, Yann Asistio, Sophia Pablo and Philippine Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas complete the star-studded cast of Sherlock Jr. Rechie del Carmen helms this program.
Three upcoming Afternoon Prime series are set to premiere next year namely Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka, The Stepdaughters and Contessa.
Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka is topbilled by Yasmien Kurdi, Martin del Rosario, Jackie Rice, and Mike Tan. This intriguing series tells about the struggles of a woman who is HIV positive and how she battles her own frailties and demons in life. This is also the first “advoca-serye” which tackles one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history. Joining the cast are Shamaine Buencamino, Charee Pineda, Ina Feleo, Mike “Pekto” Nacua, Catherine Rem, Caprice Cayetano, Sef dela Cruz and actress-director Gina Alajar. Neal del Rosario directs the program.
Kapuso viewers will surely be hooked with The Stepdaughters starring real-life sweethearts Megan Young and Mikael Daez. Versatile actress Katrina Halili joins the cast together with Glydel Mercado, Sef Cadayona, Samantha Lopez and Gary Estrada. This upcoming Afternoon Prime soap revolves around the story of Mayumi and Isabelle, two strong-willed women who will do everything for family, honor and love. Paul Sta Ana directs The Stepdaughters.
Another afternoon program to watch out for is Contessa. Multitalented actress Glaiza de Castro bags the coveted role of Contessa, a woman who quests for justice after being accused of a crime she did not commit. Playing important roles in the series are GMA leading men Jak Roberto, Geoff Eigenmann and Gabby Eigenmann. Completing the all-star cast are Lauren Young, Dominic Roco, Leandro Baldemor, Bernadette Allyson, Phytos Ramirez, Denise Barbacena, Will Ashely and Tetchie Agbayani with special participation of Mark Herras. Albert Langitan directs Contessa.