MANILA - Jodi Sta. Maria and Kathryn Bernardo will portray mother and daughter in ABS-CBN's upcoming remake of the pioneering teleserye "Pangako Sa 'Yo," which originally featured Eula Valdez and Kristine Hermosa in the roles.
On Thursday, the cast of the modern retelling had their first pictorial together since the project was announced last December. They were photographed by in-demand lensman Mark Nicdao.
Ian Veneracion was introduced as Eduardo, originally portrayed by Tonton Gutierrez.
Bernardo will play Yna opposite Daniel Padilla as Angelo. The characters' respective mothers -- Amor and Claudia, Eduardo's partners at different times -- will be brought to life this time by Sta. Maria and Angelica Panganiban.
"Pangako Sa 'Yo," which aired for two years, centered on sweethearts Yna (Hermosa) and Angelo (Jericho Rosales), who are anguished over the discovery that they might be half-siblings.
Valdez and Jean Garcia, the original Claudia, were both 31 when they took on the iconic roles in 2000. To compare, Sta. Maria will turn 33 in June, while Panganiban turned 28 last November.
Hermosa was 17 and Rosales, 21, when they were cast in the original. Bernardo will be 19 by March 26, while Padilla will turn 20 in April.
Returning as director of "Pangako Sa 'Yo" in 2015 is Rory Quintos. It is produced by Star Creatives, the team behind the primetime hits "Princess and I," "Got to Believe," "The Legal Wife" and the ongoing "Forevemore."