MANILA, Philippines -- After the "bida-kontrabida" Rubi, Angelica Panganiban portrays both protagonist and antagonist in the first trailer for her upcoming romance-drama series with Piolo Pascual.
In the debut trailer for "Apoy sa Dagat" released online Monday, the Kapamilya actress is seen in a confrontation with herself, as she plays both Serena and Rebecca in the ABS-CBN soap.
"Apoy sa Dagat" is among the several new shows lined up for Kapamilya network's TV programming in the first quarter of 2013. It was formally launched at the ABS-CBN Thanksgiving Trade Party on December 5.
In the Kapamilya series, Serena as a child drifts off from a ship accident at sea to a fishing village, where she takes on a new name and grows up with her best friend Ruben (Pascual).
As Serena pursues her dreams in the city, she meets Rebecca, with whom she will share the man she loves.
In an earlier interview, Pascual referred to Panganiban's characters as "an essential part of the story."
"Siya 'yung magtatagpi-tagpi lahat nung connections ng bawat character, and all of us are correlated and would have to co-exist with her para ma-solve niya 'yung conflicts sa buhay niya," he said at the time.
Set for a release in the first quarter of 2013, "Apoy sa Dagat" also stars Diether Ocampo, Angel Aquino, Nikki Gil, Empress Schuck and Patrick Garcia.
The primetime series is directed by F.M. Reyes and Nick Olanka.