'Aryana' premieres before 'TV Patrol'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 07 2012 04:58 PM | Updated as of May 08 2012 12:59 AM

MANILA, Philippines - ABS-CBN's newest afternoon series "Aryana" will premiere today, May 7.

In an interview with "Umagang Kay Ganda," the show's lead star, young actress Ella Cruz, shared her excitement over her debut show wtih Paul Salas as her love interest.

"Mga Kapamilya mamaya na po bago mag-TV Patrol ay magsisimula na ang 'magical tail' ni Aryana. Nag-workshop, nag-training po kami dito para sa mermaid swim. Nagkaroon din kami ng workshop under direk Laurice Guillen," she said.

The teen star said viewers, especially the young, will learn a lot of things in ABS-CBN's first teen mermaid show.

"Maraming matutunan tungkol sa dagat at kung paano maaalagaan ang kalikasan. Mayroon din po sa pamilya, tungkol sa teenage life at love," Cruz said.

Directed by Erik Salud and Lino Cayetano "Aryana" tells the story of a young girl who gets cursed and becomes a mermaid.

Also in the cast are stars Tonton Gutierrez, Pokwang, Tetchie Agbayani, Lotlot de Leon, G Tongi and Desiree del Valle.