12 years had passed when Mara Clara aired on ABS-CBN. It is one of the highest-rated dramas in the history of Philippine television and yet longest airing span from 17 August 1992 to 14 February 1997. This year, in celebration of 60th year of Philippine soap operas, ABS-CBN will relive the legacy.
Kathryn Bernardo will play Judy Ann Santos’s role as the new Mara and Julia Montes will play Gladys Reyes’s role as the new Clara. Both will reprise the roles of two characters that have made a mark in local show business and carved an indelible spot in the hearts of Filipinos.
The story of the new series still focuses on the lives of 2 girls who were raised in 2 opposite worlds – one grew up in a comfortable and rich lifestyle, while the other spent her childhood in slums. Directed by Jerome Pobocan, the new “Mara Clara” will still have the “magic” that once captivated Filipino viewers for 5 years.
Mara Clara will air on Monday, 25 October 2010 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida after Noah, replacing Sarah Geronimo’s 1DOL.