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Genre Drama, Fantasy
Created by Pablo S. Gomez
Directed by Erick C. Salud
Jojo A. Saguin
Starring Mutya Orquia
Jairus Aquino
Precious Lara Quigaman
Alfred Vargas
Opening theme "Sana" by Amy Nobleza
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 68
Executive producer(s) Carlina D. Dela Merced
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) Dreamscape Entertainment TV
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original release January 31 (2011-01-31) – May 6, 2011 (2011-05-06)
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Mutya is a Philippine fantasy series produced and aired by ABS-CBN based on Pablo S. Gomez's comic of the same name. The series introduced child actress Mutya Orquia. The series premiered on January 31, 2011 and ended on May 6, 2011 on ABS-CBN's primetime slot.

Orquia's portrayal of the titular mermaid received acclaim from critics and the show itself garnered high ratings according to KANTAR Media. Its pilot episode garnered 32.6% defeating its rival show Dwarfina in GMA-7. In addition to this, she was also nominated for Best New Female TV Personality in the 2011 PMPC Star Awards for TV and 2011 Gawad Tangi Awards for Best TV Child Performer.


Mutya (Mutya Orquia) a child mermaid, was the love child of Cordelia (Precious Lara Quigaman) a human, and Prinsipe Irvin (Alfred Vargas) the Prince of the seaworld kingdom. However, their relationship was forbidden as Irvin is set to be married with another royalty mermaid, Nerissa (Niña Jose). Cordelia got pregnant at the time of their relationship, and was forced to give birth to the child. The child was born with an unknown disability, where her legs were attached to each other. Cordelia's mother, Delilah (Sandy Andolong), sees this, was horrified and she decided to abandon the child. She assigned Tonyo (Jayson Gainza) to take away the baby. However, Tonyo brought the child back to his home and treated her as their own and named her Mutya. As Mutya grows up, she was protected by her older brother Aries (Jairus Aquino), who has always been there for her. Mutya was still yet to realize that she is a mermaid. With her legs being attached to each other, it was mistaken as a disability although it was actually her mermaid tail slowly forming.


Main cast[edit]

  • Mutya Orquia as Mutya/Prinsesa Mutya/Mutya Sardenas - A little girl who was mistaken to have a disability with her feet attached to each other. She is the missing daughter of Haring Irvin and Cordelia.
  • Precious Lara Quigaman as Cordelia "Ella" Sardenas - Mutya's mother who often seeks her long lost daughter whom they believed she was dead. After she went to the doctor and heard that her daughter has a disability, she stopped looking, believing that the doctor tells enough evidence that her daughter is dead or alive.
  • Alfred Vargas as Prinsipe/Haring Irvin - The prince of the sea. After his father's death, he was imprisoned by the black mermaids and is hypnotized by Narissa's potions that makes him forget everything. After he realized this, he tried to stop the black mermaids in ruling the entire ocean. He learns that Mutya was his real daughter, not Chabita. The kataw manages to fight the black mermaids. With the help of his daughter's singing, he got the trident from them and rules the ocean.
  • Jairus Aquino as Aries - He took care of Mutya as his own. He knows who is her real mother and father are after dreaming it. He manages to keep it a secret because he is afraid to lose her.

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Malou Crisologo as Reyna Octopina - The queen of the Black mermaids, the mother of Nerissa and the grandmother of Chabita. She had killed many humans, just to find the black pearl. She is one of the main antagonists of the series, the other one is her daughter Nerissa.
  • Ahron Villena as Zale - Irvin's cousin, who loved Nerissa and betrayed him. He is the real father of Chabita.
  • Niña Jose as Prinsesa Nerissa - The princess of the black mermaids. She became a fool because of her love for Irvin, she would do anything for Irvin. She is the mother of Chabita, In the end, she saved Irvin from her mother who tried to kill him, and she slept for a long time but was healed by Mutya's voice. She is one of the main antagonist of the series.
  • Gary Lim as Lolo Sheldon - Haring Merrick and Irvin's hand. He always helped Irvin in his problems and help him to remember everything when he had amnesia.
  • Sandy Andolong as Madam Delilah Sardenas - Mutya's grandmother who was the one who assigned Tonyo to take the child away. She has a big business and she uses Mutya's singing to have more catches.
  • Amy Nobleza as Prinsesa Chabita - The 2nd princess of the black mermaids.
  • Jayson Gainza as Tonyo - the one who was assigned to take Mutya away. After the child was sprinkled with water, it immediately made its first cry, encouraging Tonyo to keep it. He is Aries's father and he died when Octopina drowns him.
  • Tess Antonio as Ester - Aries's mother. She died when she was left in Octopina's island.
  • Ogie Diaz as Rommel
  • Piero Vergaraas Dennis Sardenas
  • Yen Santos as Melinda
  • Venus Raj as Mikki
  • Cacai Bautista as Lagring
  • Michael Conan as Rudy
  • Lassy as Mameng
  • Paolo Serrano as Walter
  • Carlene Aguilar as Undin
  • Eda Nolan as Brigit

Special participation[edit]

  • Pen Medina as Haring Merrick
  • Bugoy Cariño as Young Aries
  • Carlo Lacana as Young Dennis
  • Daisy Reyes as Cecilia Swanson
  • April Sun as Sirena
  • Justin Gonzales as Sireno
  • Veyda Inoval as Jasmin
  • Jovic Susim as Igat
  • Joe Vargas as Lumot
  • Jubail Andres as Eskale
  • Allan de Paz as Tatang
  • Philip Nolasco as Chito Nolevo

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