The drama series is top-billed by the one and only Superstar Ms. Nora Aunor as Mercedes “Cedes” dela Cruz. Playing equally important roles are highly-acclaimed actress Mylene Dizon as Magnolia “Nolie” dela Cruz and Kapuso Breakout Star Kyline Alcantara as Maggie dela Cruz.
Nora shares her excitement to be starring in a remake of her own award-winning film, “Masaya ako na magkakaroon ng remake ‘yung aming pelikula noon. Excited din ako dahil ang gagaling ng mga artista na makakasama ko dito.”
Mylene reveals that she is honored to be working with the legendary actress, “It’s really a dream come true. I think it’s every actress’ dream to be able to work with Ms. Nora Aunor. I feel very privileged and lucky to be working with her for this project.”
On the other hand, Kyline feels ecstatic to be part of such stellar cast, “Until now, hindi talaga nagsi-sink in sa akin na I’m part of this huge teleserye. I can’t believe na makakatrabaho ko sila knowing na nagsisimula pa lang ako sa industriya. I feel really honored and at the same time pressured.”
Completing the star-studded cast are: Zoren Legaspi as Anselmo, conceited son of Martina and Ramon who knows his way around women and pursues Nolie for his selfish needs; Gabby Eigenmann as Arthur, an eligible bachelor and promising entrepreneur who falls for Nolie and helps her to exact revenge; Ina Feleo as Margaux, classy and self-absorbed wife of Anselmo who thinks lowly of Nolie; Yasser Marta as Jun, charming and carefree son of Anselmo and Margaux who falls in love with the lovely Maggie; Divina Valencia as Editha, a rich widow who crosses paths with Cedes and takes her in; Candy Pangilinan as Connie, close confidante of Nolie who sticks up for her through ups and downs; and Isabel Rivas as Martina, controlling and condescending wife of Ramon who will go to great lengths to get what she wants.
Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit features the special participation of Ricky Davao as Damian, calm and charitable husband of Cedes who serves as the leader of small-time grape farmers in their town and Dante Rivero as Ramon, Martina’s successful husband who owns a liquor business.
The Dela Cruz is a humble family of grape farmers. Despite struggling to make ends meet, married couple Cedes (Nora) and Damian (Ricky) are warmly respected by their grape farm community. They supply grapes to notorious liquor magnates Martina (Isabel) and Ramon (Dante). Nolie (Mylene), the diligent daughter of Cedes and Damian, is secretly in a relationship with the son of Martina and Ramon, Anselmo (Zoren) who is only pursuing the former for his selfish desires.
When greed consumes Martina, she orders the plantation to be burned down since the farmers oppose to sell their land. This unfortunate incident has led to the death of Damian. Cedes goes berserk and accidentally kills Ramon. Making matters worse, Nolie finds out that she is also carrying Anselmo’s child – Maggie (Kyline). Several years passed, their stars will once again align when Maggie meets Jun (Yasser), the son of Anselmo with Margaux (Ina), and falls in love with him. Meanwhile, Cedes is set to avenge the death of Damian and their stolen land with her newfound identity alongside Nolie who will likewise give Anselmo a taste of his own medicine.
How will Maggie fight for the man of her dreams when their love is forbidden to begin with? How will Nolie seek revenge against the man who crushed her heart? and how will Cedes avenge the death of her husband from the money-grubbing Martina?
Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit is under the supervision of the GMA Entertainment Group headed by SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Antonio Pastorpide, and Executive Producer James Manabat.
The series is a product of the visionary minds of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Head Suzette Doctolero; Creative Consultant Kit Langit; Headwriter Geng Delgado; writers Ken De Leon and Jmee Katanyag; and brainstormers Bylle Tabora, Milo Paz, and Jake Somera.
Estemeed director Laurice Guillen is at the helm of this drama series.
Catch the world premiere of Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit beginning February 24, weekdays, on GMA Afternoon Prime.
Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com
[GMA Press Release]