Contessa (TV series)
|Created by||Marlon Miguel|
|Directed by||Albert Langitan|
|Creative director(s)||Roy Iglesias|
|Starring||Glaiza de Castro|
|Theme music composer||Vehnee Saturno|
|Opening theme||"Dito sa Aking Mundo" by Glaiza de Castro|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||147 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Rosie Lyn M. Atienza|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||20-38 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GMA Entertainment Content Group|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||March 19– September 8, 2018|
Contessa (lit. Countess) is a 2018 Philippine television drama revenge series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Albert Langitan, it stars Glaiza de Castro in the title role. It premiered on March 19, 2018 on the network's Afternoon Prime and Sabado Star Power sa Hapon line up replacing Ika-6 na Utos and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on September 8, 2018, with a total of 147 episodes. It was replaced by Ika-5 Utos in its timeslot.
Bea gets accused and imprisoned for a crime she did not commit, is determined to seek revenge on the people who took everything and everyone she loved away from her. She claims a new identity as Contessa and will seek for redemption and justice.
Cast and characters
- Main cast
- Glaiza de Castro as Beatrice "Bea" Resurreccion-Caballero / Contessa Venganza-Caballero
- Geoff Eigenmann as Gabriel R. Caballero
- Jak Roberto as Santiago "Jong" Generoso Jr.
- Gabby Eigenmann as Victorino "Vito" C. Imperial Jr. / Duquessa Dulce Vita
- Lauren Young as Daniella "Dani" C. Imperial
- Supporting cast
- Chanda Romero as Charito Castillo vda. de Imperial / Black Scorpion
- Tetchie Agbayani as Guadalupe "Guada" Sarmiento vda. de Venganza / Dragona / Queen V.
- Leandro Baldemor as Santiago "Tiago" Generoso Sr.
- Dominic Roco as Oliver Sta. Ana
- Bernadette Allyson as Sarah Imperial
- Melissa Mendez as Helen Ramirez vda. de Caballero
- Mon Confiado as Armando "Arman" Wilwayco
- Tanya Gomez as Linda Resurreccion
- Karel Marquez as Virginia "Gigi" Palaroan
- Phytos Ramirez as Winston Mallari
- Denise Barbacena as Miadora Jimenez
- Will Ashley De Leon as Elijah "Ely" Resurreccion / Elijah "Ely" Venganza
- Guest cast
- Mark Herras as Marco R. Caballero
- Toby Alejar as Atty. Cordero
- J-mee Katanyag as Mayora Angela
- Antonette Garcia as Chunna
- Angeli Bayani as Yolly
- Andrea Torres as Contessa Venganza
- Al Tantay as Pablo Venganza
- Jay Arcilla as Jonas Zamora
- Patricia Tumulak as Marga Antonio
- Mike Magat as Lamberto "Berto" Zamora
- Divine Tetay as Misha Wilton
- Shaira Diaz as Ces Hidalgo
- Tyler Gatdula as Harold Villarama
- Philip Lazaro as Marusca
- Janice Hung as Mystie
- Nicole Donesa as Monique
- Stephanie Sol as Lara
- Roi Vinzon as Felipe
- Paolo Gumabao as Jigo
- Neil Ryan Sese as Detective Eric
- Ervic Vijandre as Enzo
- Max Collins as Perfida Ledesma
- Joshua Zamora as Jimmy / Paul
- Elizabeth Oropesa as Rowena
|2018||32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Daytime Drama Series||Contessa||Won|||
|Best Drama Actress||Glaiza de Castro||Nominated|
|Best Drama Supporting Actor||Gabby Eigenmann||Won|
According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in television homes, the pilot episode of Contessa earned a 5.2% rating. While the final episode scored a 6.8% rating The series got its highest rating on April 21, 2018 with an 8.9% rating.
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