Friday, October 22, 2010

A Repost From ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN relives 'Mara Clara' legacy

ABS-CBN relives 'Mara Clara' legacy

MANILA, Philippines – After 12 years, ABS-CBN is set to relive the legacy of the “Mother of All Teleseryes,” “Mara Clara.”

"Mara Clara's" premiere episode will air on October 25 on Primetime Bida.

Aired from Aug. 17, 1992 until Feb. 14, 1997, the original "Mara Clara" series was one of the highest-rated soap operas in the history of Philippine TV, and is considered one of the most unforgettable stories ever told on the boob tube.

"Mara Clara" is the show which paved the way for the success of today’s Queen of Teleserye, Judy Ann Santos (Mara) and actress Gladys Reyes (Clara).

The story of the new series still focuses on the lives of 2 girls who were raised in 2 opposite worlds – one grew up in a comfortable and rich lifestyle, while the other spent her childhood in slums.

"Mara Clara" will be topbilled by two promising young actresses, Kathryn Bernardo as the new Mara and Julia Montes as the new Clara. Both will reprise the roles of two characters that have made a mark in local show business and carved an indelible spot in the hearts of Filipinos.

Directed by Jerome Pobocan, director of the now defunct top-rating primetime series “May Bukas Pa,” the new "Mara Clara" will still have the "magic" that once captivated Filipino viewers for 5 years.

“Nandoon pa rin ang kurot ng 'Mara Clara.' Kung paano kayo naantig noon sa kwento at mga eksena, nandoon pa rin yung magic na ‘yon sa remake nito,” Pobocan shared.

Mara Clara was the first Philippine drama series to have its own movie via Star Cinema in 1996 with the same title.

Reposted From ABS-CBN News

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