ABS-CBN revives hit soap 'Mara Clara'

By Sheila Reyes, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Aug 27 2010 03:31 PM | Updated as of Aug 27 2010 11:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines – No one would have thought that after 18 years, one of the teleseryes which really had a mark on viewers’ lives will have a television comeback.

At the Bi-Da iDOL ABS-CBN Trade Launch on Wednesday, the network bared the return of “Mara Clara”. This is the show which paved the way for the success of today’s Queen of Teleserye, Judy Ann Santos.

However, ABS-CBN left its viewers anticipating on who will star in the remake of the unforgettable soap.

New shows

As the Kapamilya network celebrates its 60 years of Pinoy Soap Opera, it also announced its upcoming shows.

Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz will star in their first TV project together, a fantasy series entitled “Imortal”.

Another offering of the Precious Hearts Romances will be starred in by Shaina Magdayao as “Alyna” who is facing a dilemma on which person to love.

There will also be another “Your Song Presents” series which will feature the love story of two people played by Christian Bautista and Carmen Soo.

ABS-CBN also announced the comeback of another teleserye, “Kokey @ Ako”, starring Toni Gonzaga and Vhong Navarro.

The highlight of the event was the launching of the musical teleserye entitled “iDOL”. This will be Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo's third musical-drama series as she already starred in “Bituing Walang Ningning” and “Pangarap na Bituin” before.

Geronimo will be joined by Sam Milby and Coco Martin in the said series.