Mara Clara (2010 TV series)

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Mara Clara
Genre Family drama
Created by Emil Cruz, Jr.
Written by Ma. Regina Amigo
David Diuco
Danica Mae Domingo
Directed by Jerome Chavez Pobocan
Claudio "Tots" Sanchez-Mariscal IV
Starring Kathryn Bernardo
Julia Montes
Mylene Dizon
Dimples Romana
Jhong Hilario
Bobby Andrews
Gina Pareño
Desiree del Valle
Albie Casiño
Opening theme Mara Clara by Carol Banawa
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 158
Executive producer(s) Jennifer Borja-Soliman
Editor(s) Marion Bautista
Marianne Fernando
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) Dreamscape Entertainment TV
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run October 25, 2010 (2010-10-25) – June 3, 2011 (2011-06-03)
Related shows Mara Clara (1992)
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Mara Clara is a Philippine television drama which aired on ABS-CBN from October 25, 2010 to June 3, 2011, replacing 1DOL. It is a remake based on the 1992 original television series of same title.[1][2]

It was also in celebration of the 60 Years Of Philippine Soap Opera year end offering.



Main article: Mara Clara

Mara Clara is a remake of the 1992 television series, Mara Clara an adapted novel and serial of Emil Cruz Jr. produced by ABS-CBN. In 1996, the original TV series was adapted into a film where the whole cast reprised their role except for Eruel Tongco's character Gary Davis who was played by William Martinez in the movie due to Tongco's death. In August 2010, ABS-CBN announced that they have decided to remake the television series[3] with Kathryn Bernardo slated for the role of Mara opposite Julia Montes as Clara.[4]


Mara and Clara, both born on the same day, were switched after birth by Karlo David, Gary David's younger brother who was working at the hospital, where Mara and Clara were born, as a janitor. Though, it is noted that Karlo was only following Gary's orders and lived a life of guilt, knowing that he deprived Mara of her real parents. Mara lived as the poor daughter of the couple Susan and Gary David, and Clara, their real daughter, was raised by the rich Amante and Alvira del Valle. The good-natured del Valle couple takes in Mara as a servant and decides to spend for her education not knowing that she is their real daughter. Clara makes life for Mara difficult. But, as time progresses, they found their true identity in the spotlight. The two children find it hard to accept the truth. The del Valle couple swear to fight to keep Clara and also take back Mara, so does Susan promise to not give up Mara but a court verdict orders both children to be returned to their real parents. Clara then develops much more hatred for Mara blaming her for stealing her popularity in school, Christian, and eventually her parents and vows to make her life more miserable. In the end, things take a huge turn, and their fates hang in the balance, while both their lives are in the hands of the demented criminal, Gary David.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Special participation[edit]

  • Kimberly Fulgar as young Mara
  • Christine Joy de Guzman as young Clara

International broadcast[edit]

TV3, a Malaysian television network, bought the rights to broadcast the series Malaysia. It is subtitled in Malay.

Country Alternate title/translation TV network(s) Airdate Weekly schedule
 Uganda Mara Clara Bukedde TV 1 2012–2013 Wednesday to Friday at 20:30
 Tanzania Mara Clara Star TV 2012–2013 Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 21:00

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mara Clara: Feature Article retrieved via 10-23-2010
  2. ^ Mara Clara aims to please new viewers and fans of the original series retrieved via 10-25-2010
  3. ^
  4. ^ Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes topbill ABS-CBN's remake of Mara Clara retrieved via 09-29-2010

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