'Aryana' is newest Kapamilya primetime star


Posted at Apr 21 2012 02:16 PM | Updated as of Apr 21 2012 10:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines – After Marina and Mutya, "Aryana" the teen mermaid is set to make a splash on ABS-CBN’s primetime block this summer.

Young actress Ella Cruz is Aryana

"Goin’ Bulilit” alumnus Ella Cruz stars in her first leading role in ABS-CBN's latest “Bida Best Kid” offering. She portrays the titular character whose magical fish tail is triggered to existence when her legs come into contact with water.

Following her team-up with young actor Francis Magundayao in “Dahil sa Pag-Ibig,” where she portrayed the younger version of Cristine Reyes, Cruz will be paired with young actor Paul Salas in “Aryana.”

Joining Cruz and Salas in the cast are Pokwang, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Tetchie Agbayani, Rustica Carpio, and Lotlot de Leon. “Aryana” is directed by Erick Salud and Lino Cayetano.