“Amaya”, dubbed as an epicserye, is said to change the landscape of Philippine television in 2011. Also the first historical soap opera, Amaya topbills GMA’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.
It’s a story about Bai Amaya, Bai meaning “Princess” in Islam.
“The story dates back to the 1500s. We are coordinating with the historical department of the University of the Philippines to make sure that every detail on this show is accurate,” said Lilybeth Rasonable, GMA-7’s Vice President for Drama.
Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera‘s reel and real-life partner and her leading man in MariMar, Dyesebel, Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang and Endless Love, will not be part of this project. As everyone knows, Dingdong is Regine Velasquez‘ love interest in the romantic comedy primetime series “I Heart You Pare”, also slated to air early next year.
So who will be Marian’s leading man this time? According to a rumor, one Kapamilya hunk actor auditioned for the role. If ever he bags it, he will surely consider transferring to the Kapuso network in no time to join the ambitious and big-budgeted teleserye.
The teaser of “Amaya” and other upcoming Kapuso shows will be first seen in GMA-7’s annual cinema plug during the MMFF starting on Christmas day.