'Gimik 2010' premieres on April 25


Posted at Apr 20 2010 03:42 PM | Updated as of Apr 21 2010 12:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines - After more than 10 years, the most awaited reunion of the well-loved original teen barkada will happen on April 25 as ABS-CBN launches its newest "Your Song" offering, "GIMIK 2010."

From the highly-watched Saturday series "Gimik," which was aired 14 years ago, 5 of the original cast members - Judy Ann Santos, Diether Ocampo, Bojo Molina, G Toengi, and Mylene Dizon - reunite in "GIMIK 2010" where twists and surprises are added to spice up the series even more.

Under the direction of Erick Salud, a new story of friendship blooms as the original characters carry on with their lives as friends. The new batch will be shaped by fresh faces gracing the small screens as they prove themselves worthy of stardom: Jessy Mendiola, Lance Christopher, Franco Daza, Kazuo Nawa, Jaco Benin, Kenji Shirakawa, Janeena Chan, Hanna Flores, Daniel Padilla, Albie Casino, Mara Montes and Marian Flores.

The concept of the Gimik reunion started with a real get together of the original cast and staff of the 1996 Saturday series which happened last year. Through a famous social networking site, the original Gimik group was able to keep in touch with each member. The event sparked the idea of "GIMIK 2010."

"Gimik," the Saturday series that was directed by Laurenti Dyogi, aired for nearly 3 years on ABS-CBN. Star Cinema came up with "Gimik: The Reunion" movie 2 months after the show went off air.

Prep up as the grandest teen-barkada reunion, "GIMIK 2010" hits the boob tube starting April 25, Sunday, on ABS-CBN after ASAP XV.