La Vendetta

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This article is about the TV drama series. For the novel by Honoré de Balzac, see La Vendetta (Balzac).
La Vendetta
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Love and Vengeance
Genre Drama, mystery, suspense, thriller
Format Telenovela
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by RJ Nuevas
Written by Suzette Doctolero
Dode Cruz
Tina Velasco
Directed by Gil Tejada, Jr.
Lore Reyes
Topel Lee (pilot)
Starring Jean Garcia
Jennylyn Mercado
and Sunshine Dizon
Theme music composer Mark Lopez
Ending theme "P.S. I Love You"
sung by Jennylyn Mercado
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of episodes 60 episodes
Production
Executive producer(s) Winnie Hollis-Reyes
Running time 30-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run October 29, 2007 – January 18, 2008
External links
Website

La Vendetta is a Filipino drama-suspense-thriller series produced by GMA Network. Starring Jean Garcia, Jennylyn Mercado, and Sunshine Dizon.The series premiered October 29, 2007 and concluded on January 18, 2008.[1] The series is an experimental soap opera from as it is the first series in the Philippines to use the genre of suspense-thriller.[2] It was aired with a one-week delay on GMA Pinoy TV worldwide. The series consist 60 episodes completing the first season. From July 1, 2011 until September 22, 2011 it was re-aired on GMA Life TV worldwide.

Overview[edit]

Pre-production[edit]

The production started late September, while filming started on October 12 for an October 29 airing - incredibly short for a primetime series. But, in fact, the production was conceived long before 2005, and had to be postponed because of the "boom" of telefantasyas.[3]

Casting[edit]

This series is the much-awaited come-back series for Jennylyn Mercado after the feud between her manager and GMA Network, her role was expected to recurred but while the series is ongoing her character was upgraded into a series regular. This is also Sunshine Dizon's new series after the recently concluded Impostora.[4]

In addition, this is also the come-back Philippine drama for veteran actors Rustom Padilla[5] and Snooky Serna after their recent showbiz revelations.[6]

Sheryl Cruz was initially tapped to play an Amanda, but chose to do Princess Sarah with ABS-CBN.[7] Jean Garcia was chosen for her replacement.[8]

Production Team[edit]

Synopsis[edit]

Plot[edit]

The only thing that made the Cardinale sisters siblings is their surname. Amanda is the eldest but her mother died so her father married a new woman and had two younger half-sisters, Eloisa and Almira. Amanda always taunts Eloisa but her head strong younger sister Almira always defends her elder sister. This sibling rivalry for their father's love and for the chance to become heiress to their great fortune will further escalate their quarrels until one fateful night, Almira will be found dead. All the evidence point to Eloisa but all the motives point to Amanda. The investigation will further unearth all the secrets the family has been hiding for decades. They even discover that their friends and family aren't so innocent after all. Light will be shed on the mystery but one by one, all who know about the crime or could give light to the investigation all end up dead. A masked killer threatens all of them. But who is the Man in Black? What is the killer's real motive? And will the remaining sisters prevail or will they also end up dead?

DEATHS: Almira - Killed by unidentified person,later revealed the killer as the family's attorney and Amanda's lover, Ariel Guevarra, after a commotion between her and the attorney due to her disagreeing something.Evidence was pointed to Eloisa, but the motives pointed Amanda as the suspect.

Amanda - Killed by the main suspect,Ariel,after she confesses everything about the secrets & riches of the family.

Ariel Guevarra - He was killed in an accident caused by the vengeful souls of Almira and Amanda and his paranoia.

Cast of Characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Jennylyn Mercado's character died to give way for her maternity leave

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Herras `extra' na lang sa buhay ni Jennylyn, journal.com.ph, Accessed last September 28, 2007.
  2. ^ La Vendetta airs its finale week starting January 7
  3. ^ "La Vendetta" starts taping October 12, major cast roles revealed, pep.ph, Accessed October 11, 2007.
  4. ^ Ara, may tampo sa Siyete, journal.com.ph, Accessed last September 28, 2007.
  5. ^ Rustom Padilla joins the growing cast of La Vendetta, pep.ph, Accessed October 2, 2007.
  6. ^ Luis, natawa sa pagka-link kay Paolo, abante-tonite.com, Accessed October 6, 2007.
  7. ^ Sheryl Cruz accepts ABS-CBN's offer but will return to GMA-7, pep.ph, Accessed last September 28, 2007.
  8. ^ Jean Garcia replaces Sheryl Cruz in "La Vendetta", pep.ph, Accessed last September 30, 2007.
  9. ^ Jennylyn Mercado returns to primetime TV via GMA-7's "La Vendetta", pep.ph, Accessed last September 28, 2007.
  10. ^ Pamilya, ’di apektado ng magulong lovelife ni Vina, journal.com.ph, Accessed October 6, 2007.
  11. ^ Mark, suportado ni EB Babe Lian, abante-tonite.com, Accessed October 6, 2007.
  12. ^ Non-showbiz GF, karay-karay ni Wendell sa taping, journal.com.ph, Accessed October 18, 2007.

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