- Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012 00:00
By A Web design Company
GMA Network presents an enchanting addition to its primetime block with the premiere of its newest family-oriented drama on primetime TV, “Luna Blanca,” to start airing on May 21 on primetime.
The series, which is the network’s first multigenerational drama, tells the story of twin sisters Luna and Blanca and their journey towards discovering their ancestry and, at the same time, fulfilling their personal destinies.
Chosen to play the coveted lead roles in the first generation are Kapuso Network’s adorable child superstars Jillian Ward as Luna and Mona Louise Rey as Blanca. The sisters are born with completely different features – Luna has a dark complexion while Blanca is fair-skinned. Making Luna even more unusual is her mystical twin shadow.
Portraying the teen characters in the second generation are two of the most popular Tween stars of GMA-7, Barbie Forteza as Blanca and Bea Binene as Luna.
For the third generation, the adult characters will be played by two equally beautiful and multi-talented TV personalities – Kapuso A-lister and multi-awarded actress Heart Evangelista as Blanca; versatile and sought-after dramatic star Bianca King as Luna.
Adding more star power to this pioneering program are seasoned actors and actresses Raymart Santiago as Luis, Rowena’s well-off lover and heir to their family’s business; Camille Prats as Rowena, mother of Luna and Blanca who will fall in love with Luis; Chynna Ortaleza as Divine, Luis’ childhood friend who is in love with him.
The story of “Luna Blanca” begins with Rowena (Camille), the last descendant of Luna, the woman with a mystical twin shadow named Celestina.
Rowena is cared for by her grandfather, Lolo Igme. She is clueless of her mythical roots.
She meets Luis (Raymart) and they fall madly in love against the wishes of his mother, Doña Consuelo (Marissa). Soon Rowena gets pregnant.
One day, Rowena gets lost while roaming in the forest. Panic-stricken, she faints upon seeing a dreadful creature.
When she wakes up, Rowena learns that it has been a week since her disappearance. She slowly regains her memory and learns that an engkanto raped her. No one would believe her story including Luis who vows to exact revenge. He sets off to the forest and comes face to face with the engkanto but Luis banishes.
Doña Consuelo blames Rowena for Luis’ disappearance. She heads out to Manila to start anew.
She gives birth to twin girls – one is a fair-skinned mestiza (Blanca) while the other one has a very dark complexion (Luna).
Rowena believes that Luna is her offspring from the engkanto. Because of this, she resents and neglects Luna but showers Blanca with her love and affection.
Because of her dire situation, Rowena decides to give up Blanca for adoption to Doña Corazon, a rich spinster who likes Blanca very much and treats her like her own daughter. Luna, feeling very sad about their separation, instructs her twin shadow to join Blanca and keep her safe.
Under the direction of Dominic Zapata, “Luna Blanca” begins May 21 on GMA Telebabad and May 23 worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV.