Mutya is ABS-CBN's newest child star

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 28 2011 02:38 PM | Updated as of Jan 28 2011 11:26 PM

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN's upcoming television series on hope, faith and love entitled "Mutya" will showcase the talent of new child star Mutya Orquia, said to be the newest "Marina."

Written by the late Pablo S. Gomez, "Mutya" tells the story of mermaids. A woman named Cordelia falls in love with a merman named Irvin, who happens to be the prince of the sea. But their love is not enough to withstand trials. Irvin is forced to marry another mermaid while Cordelia gives birth to their daughter "Mutya."

Aside from introducing Kapamilya's newest child actress, the series is also the comeback project of Alfred Vargas 7 years after he did his last ABS-CBN series "Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan."

After her remarkable role in "May Bukas Pa," beauty queen-actress Precious Lara Quigaman is back on TV via "Mutya" as she plays the role of Cordelia.

Part of the powerhouse cast of "Mutya" are Malou Crisologo as Octupina, Sandy Andolong as Madam Delilah (mother of Cordelia), Tess Antonio as Ester, Gary Lim as Lolo Sheldon, and Pen Medina as Haring Merrick.

Entertainment journalist Ogie Diaz is also part of the newest series after his stint on "Momay."

Stars Nina Jose, Ahron Villena and Jairus Aquino are also included in the series.

"Mutya" is directed by Erick Salud and Jojo Saguin, and promises to give viewers an out-of-this-world under the sea adventure.

The 4-year-old Mutya will shower hope and love in "Mutya" starting Monday, January 31, on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida.

The network's last TV series on mermaids was "Marina" in 2004 with Claudine Barretto in the lead role of Marina.