Dyesebel (2008 TV series)

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For the 2014 TV series on ABS-CBN, see Dyesebel (2014 TV series).
Genre Drama
Format Telefantasya
Created by Mars Ravelo
Based on Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel
Developed by Dode Cruz
Directed by Joyce E. Bernal
Don Michael Perez
Starring Marian Rivera
Dingdong Dantes
Narrated by Jean Garcia
Opening theme Aking Mundo
by Julie Anne San Jose
Ending theme Siya Na Nga Kaya
by Julie Anne San Jose
Composer(s) Danny Tan
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 125 episodes + 1 special
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Producer(s) Cheryl Ching-Sy
Location(s) Coron, Palawan
Subic, Zambales
Metro Manila
Anilao, Batangas
Bolinao, Pangasinan
Running time 30–45 minutes
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run April 28, 2008 (2008-04-28) – October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17)
Related shows Dyesebel (ABS-CBN)
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Dyesebel is a Philippine drama fantasy that aired on GMA Network. It is an adaptation of a famous graphic novel about a mermaid created by Mars Ravelo.[1]

The series is top billed by Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes in the lead roles, and directed by Joyce E. Bernal [2] and Don Michael Perez. It premiered on April 28, 2008 [3] and ended on October 17, 2008. It was expected to air for 25 weeks or 125 episodes.[4] It was aired internationally on GMA Pinoy TV, which became a huge success to viewers abroad.

Dyesebel is a popular mermaid character created by renowned graphic novelist Mars Ravelo. The story has been adapted into five films and a spin-off, throughout the timeline of 1953 to 1996.[5]

Edna Luna, Vilma Santos, Alma Moreno, Alice Dixson, and Charlene Gonzales had all played the lead role in the big screen, and all of them reached greater heights after playing the role. Ara Mina played a cameo role in this character in the television series Darna (2005 TV series).


The story of Dyesebel begins when an amnesiac mermaid-turned-human named Lucia (Jean Garcia) fell in love with a human. They got married and had a beautiful baby, but instead of human baby she delivered a mermaid. The child is called Dyesebel (Marian Rivera). Although surprised by their daughter's strange form, Lucia and her husband Tino (Wendell Ramos) promise to love their child no matter what.

In no time at all, their neighbors discovered the couple's secret. When the community is hit with a series of catastrophes, the town believes that the anomaly is caused by Dyesebel; an accusation that leads to Tino's death and Lucia to offer her only daughter to the sea, where she would belong.

Unknown to Lucia is that in the heart of the sea, Dyesebel's adventures and misfortunes will begin. It is within the confines of the waters that Dyesebel will lead a new life — a journey that will take her to the depths of the sea, as well as to chaos of the city. Dyesebel discovers that she can also be a human being by visiting Amafura (Rufa Mae Quinto) to get a secret necklace which makes her a human; but a price must be made, for her to sacrifice her true possession, to gain something special.

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California promotion[edit]

The TV series had its own billboard at the BART station in Daly City, California. The billboard's main purpose was to promote GMA Pinoy TV and the Dyesebel series to the residents of Daly City (a majority of the population were Filipinos). The billboard showed Marian Rivera as Dyesebel. It was posted on the station until its series finale last October 2008.


Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2009 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards[7] Most Popular Television Program Dyesebel Won
Most Popular TV Director Bb. Joyce Bernal Won

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