Mara Clara (2010 TV series)
|Created by||Emil Cruz, Jr.|
|Written by||Ma. Regina Amigo
Danica Mae Domingo
|Directed by||Jerome Chavez Pobocan
Claudio "Tots" Sanchez-Mariscal IV
Desiree del Valle
|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|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Dreamscape Entertainment TV|
|Picture format||NTSC (480i)|
|Original release||October 25, 2010– June 3, 2011|
|Related shows||Mara Clara (1992)|
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.
It was also in celebration of the 60 Years Of Philippine Soap Opera year end offering.
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 with Kathryn Bernardo slated for the role of Mara opposite Julia Montes as Clara.
Mara (Kathryn Bernardo) and Clara (Julia Montes), both born on the same day, were switched after birth by Karlo David (Ping Medina), Gary David's (Jhong Hilario) younger brother who was working as a janitor at the hospital, where Mara and Clara were born. It should be 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 (Mylene Dizon) and Gary David, and Clara, their real daughter, was raised by the rich Amanthe (Bobby Andrews) and Alvira del Valle (Dimples Romana). 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.
- Gina Pareño as Lupe David
- Mylene Dizon as Susan David
- Jhong Hilario Gary David†
- Dimples Romana as Alvira del Valle
- Bobby Andrews as Amanthe del Valle
- Ping Medina as Karlo David†
- Albie Casiño as Christian Torralba
- Desiree del Valle as Christina Borres
- Tia Pusit † as Yaya Bonnel
- Jamilla Obispo as Lenitaa
- John Manalo as Erris Reyes
- Chokoleit as CJ
- Diego Loyzaga as Derrick Gonzales
- Kiray Celis as Desiree Francisco
- Cherry Lou as Vanessa Torralba
- Andre Tiangco as Atty. Barrameda
- Aria Clemente as Christina Jin Jin Tianghan
- EJ Jallorina as Butch Mauricio
- Renzo Cruz as Nathaniel Gonzales
- Helga Krapf as Carlotta Gonzales
- Jan Marini as Virginia / Barang
- Kimberly Fulgar as young Mara
- Christine Joy de Guzman as young Clara
|PILOT EPISODE||FINALE EPISODE||PEAK||AVERAGE||SOURCE|
- Mara Clara: Feature Article retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 10-23-2010
- Mara Clara aims to please new viewers and fans of the original series retrieved via www.abs-cbn.com 10-25-2010
- Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes topbill ABS-CBN's remake of Mara Clara retrieved via www.pep.ph 09-29-2010
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