What if the person you loved the most is also the one who will bring you the greatest pain?
Beginning October 22, GMA Network brings viewers a different face of infidelity with its newest Afternoon Prime series, Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko.
Highly-talented Kapuso actress Kris Bernal takes on the role of Rachel. She is beautiful, simple, and dreams of having a happy family. Rachel meets Nathan, a smart businessman from a political family. Nathan marries Rachel out of pressure from his conservative family but he is unhappy and feels trapped. Deep down, he always knew he was gay, so he devised a way to fake his death. The truth is he went abroad and took their daughter with him. He undergoes sexual reassignment and facial feminization surgery in order to fully embrace the woman inside him. He left without knowing that Rachel is pregnant with their second child. Rachel, after Nathan died, went to the province where she gave birth.
Years later, Rachel meets the good-looking balikbayan Gavin, portrayed by returning Kapuso Rayver Cruz as he stars in his very first drama series in the Network. Rachel falls for him instantly but her prospect of happiness is met with a big blow when she discovers that he’s engaged to a mysterious and strikingly beautiful woman named Venus, breathed to life by Thea Tolentino. Venus is also a single mother who said that she got pregnant from her previous relationship.
Rachel feels that something isn’t quite right with Venus. Eventually, she found out the truth: Venus is a sexually reassigned woman who is no other than her former husband, Nathan.
Former husband and wife, now both fighting for the love of the same man. This is the intriguing and captivating premise of Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko.
Playing a very special role in the series is Kapuso actor Jason Abalos as Nathan, Rachel’s husband and a woman trapped inside a man’s body.
Playing important characters in Rachel’s life are: Lotlot de Leon as Lupita Santiago, her doting mother who really liked Nathan for her; Devon Seron as Maya Santiago, Rachel’s younger sister and her confidante; Annalyn Barro as Tina Santos, Rachel’s best friend who discovers that Nathan is cheating on her; Caprice Cayetano as Nicole Bravante, Rachel and Nathan’s daughter.
Joining them are the vital characters in Nathan/Venus’ life: Jean Saburit as Veronica Bravante, Nathan’s mother who is kind but projects a strong personality; Ricardo Cepeda as Lorenzo Bravante, a Congressman and Veronica’s husband who has long pressured their son Nathan to get married; Maricris Garcia as Allison Bravante, older sister of Nathan and the only person who knows about his secret; Matthias Rhoads as Daniel Lindberg, a Fil-Am who becomes Nathan’s “lover” but breaks up with him when he finds out that Nathan is married; Phil Noble as Mama Krissy, a transgender who will become Nathan’s confidante regarding his sexuality.
Under the help of this series is director Mark Sicat dela Cruz.
Behind this engrossing drama is the creative team composed of Creative Director Roy Iglesias; Concept Creator Marlon Miguel; Headwriter Richard “Dode” Cruz; Creative Head RJ Nuevas; Writers Marlon Miguel and Renato Custodio; brainstormers Erwin Bravo and Zita Garganera.
The program is another original creation of the GMA Drama Group under the supervision of Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Redgie Acuña-Magno; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; and Senior Program Manager Camille Hermoso-Hafezan.
A love story and betrayal like no other. Don’t miss Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko’s premiere this October 22, from Mondays to Saturdays after Eat Bulaga on GMA Afternoon Prime.