Beginning tonight at 7:00pm, July 11, kids and the whole family have a reason to stay at home with pilot episode of the modern fantasy series “LolaBasyang.com” on TV5.
LolaBasyang.com is a modern day, one-of-a-kind reimagining of the timeless Pinoy icon, Lola Basyang, who has become synonymous to storytelling, and the vast collection of folklore and stories that are inherent to Filipino culture. In this modern twist, Lola Basyang, now known as Lola B, is a tech-savvy blogger who shares her values-laden stories to her grandchildren here and abroad, via webcam. Veteran-actress Boots Anson-Roa will play the title role.
“The irony is that, as we move forward with advances in technology, there is a bigger need to look back and be reminded of our traditions and our values,” says Director/Producer Perci Intalan, who created this new series with award-winning filmmaker Jun Robles Lana.
In an era where kids are glued to different gadgets, mobile and computer games, TV5 and series producers The IdeaFirst Company, created LolaBasyang.com to address the need to retell classic Filipino stories, teach moral values, and preserve the Filipinos’ rich cultural and literary heritage through visually-appealing media that captures the attention and imagination of young viewers.
Every Saturday, classic stories such as Maryang Makiling, Ang Plawtin ni Periking, Rosa Mistika and Ang Prinsipeng Mapaghanap, to name a few, will be presented in a way that will spark the imagination of kids today. For the pilot episode, Jasmine Curtis Smith will play the role of Maryang Makiling, while Vin Abrenica plays the lead role Periking the following Saturday in Ang Plawtin ni Periking, the story of a young man who tries to win the heart of his crush by using magic flute.
Boots Anson Roa differentiates the new Lola Basyang to the previous ones: