MANILA — As if the rivalry between Ellice and Marissa was not enough conflict, “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin” Thursday introduced new cast members whose characters will figure prominently in the women’s lives.
JRB Creative Production announced teen stars Grae Fernandez and Kira Balinger as new additions to the cast of the hit primetime series.
While their characters were not yet named, they are said “to shake things up as an explosive new chapter begins in the coming weeks.”
Fans of “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin” speculated that Fernandez and Balinger will portray Jacob and Hope, but also debated against the possibility, given the romantic pose of the actors.
In the series, Jacob is Marissa’s (Jodi Sta. Maria) with Gabriel (Sam Milby), while Hope is Ellice’s (Iza Calzado) daughter with the same man. That, at least, appears to be the case so far.
The casting of Fernandez and Balinger in “Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin” marks their reunion as onscreen partners, following their team-up in the sitcom “Funny Ka, Pare Ko,” and the iWant original series “Spirits Reawaken” in 2018.