GMA 7’s new series “Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday”, a remake of a 1984 movie of similar title, will also serve as the Kapuso network’s push for tourism growth in the provinces of Leyte and Ilocos.
The network said several scenes of the series, which will begin its primetime airing on January 27, will feature famous tourist destinations in the two provinces, including the San Juanico Bridge that connects the islands of Samar and Leyte, and the magnificent Paoay Sand Dunes in Ilocos Norte.
Snookie Serna, who played the daughter of Biday (Gloria Romero) in the 1984 movie, will be back in the TV adaptation, and will be playing the role of Amy Waray. Her counterpart will be Dina Bonnevie, who will play the character of Sussie Biday.
Playing the roles of their daughters who will be affected by their feud are Barbie Forteza as Ginalyn Waray and Kate Valdez as Caitlyn Biday.
Taking on minor roles are Jay Manalo, Migo Adecer, Lovi Poe, Max Collins, Faith de Silva,Teresa Loyzaga, Jean Saburit, Tanya Montenegro, Benedict Cua, Celia Rodriguez, Jason Abalos, Pinky Amador, Mike Nacua, Yanna Asistio and Franco Gray Nerona.
Unlike the movie, which was a pure comedy flick, the TV series will have a mix of comedy and drama.
Director Mark Sicat dela Cruz said: “Marami po kaming mao-offer sa manonood namin. Unang una, may yugtong drama…Kwento po ito ng pagkakaibigan, kwento po ito ng pagmamahalan. Kwento ng nanay. Meron pong comedy.”
According to the Kapuso network, the new primetime TV series will revolve around the characters of Barbie and Kate as they are dragged into a family feud instigated by their mothers, who are sworn enemies.
Barbie’s character (Ginalyn) is a diligent and optimistic Waray girl, while Kate (Caitlyn) is an Ilocana girl who dreams of making it big as a vlogger. “Ginalyn and Caitlyn’s paths meet, and they become best friends. Little do they know that their mothers are mortal enemies because they loved the same man, Joaquin,” the GMA 7 said.
The two will meet for the first time on San Juanico Bridge where Caitlyn is filming a vlog. They will then collaborate on another vlog featuring Tacloban City.