Pyra: Babaeng Apoy
|Pyra: Babaeng Apoy|
|Also known as||Pyra: The Fire Woman|
|Developed by||Geng Delgado|
|Directed by||Roderick Lindayag|
|Opening theme||"Saan Darating ang Umaga?" by Kyla|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||70|
|Executive producer(s)||May Joy Lumboy-Pili|
|Production location(s)||Pasig City, Philippines|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GMA Entertainment TV|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||August 26– November 29, 2013|
Pyra: Babaeng Apoy (International title: Pyra: Fire Woman) is a 2013 Philippine television drama fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Roderick Lindayag, it stars Thea Tolentino. It premiered on August 26, 2013 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Kakambal ni Eliana and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV on August 27, 2013. The series concluded on November 29, 2013 with a total of 70 episodes.
Set in Isla del Fuego, Pyra was a pyrokinetic since birth, meaning she has an ability to raise fire whenever her emotions affect her. Besides that, she is a normal girl who lives with her mother. Her life will change when she falls in love with a man. Unknown to her return in Isla del Fuego, there she will meet her twin sister named Fyra, the alter ego that will cause trouble to the human world. She will deceive and will change Pyra's fate.
Pyra is the daughter of Ramon and Barbara Del Fierro was raised by Merly Lucente-Del Fierro who became her step-mother. When she was still a baby, her father Ramon was attacked by an unknown assailants because he's a pyrokinetic while Barbara gains a burn on her face. She was taken by Merly and to raise her to become a fine woman and she keeps the secret about her real parents. As she grows up, she becomes pyrokinetic when she is angry as she demonstrates her pyrokinetic powers by creating fire to scare the troublemakers away with her eyes changed from brown to burnt orange when activating her powers. At some point after the incident, Barbara marries Daniel Del Fierro and adopts a girl named Cindy who is an extremely brash and spoiled rich girl under her aunt Susan Del Fierro's tutelage to get what she wants. Pyra later works as a janitor in the theater and meets Jeffrey which is the man who she loves but later becomes frail due to her powers that she might hurt anyone with her ability to manipulate fire when Cindy treats her like trash and physically abuses her due to her feelings for Jeffrey and she can make her more humiliated to make her as an standing rivalry for the man they love and will do anything to get Jeffrey from Pyra.
As the story progresses, Ramon was alive after surviving an attack several years prior and now works in the circus headed by Sirko (German Moreno). He manages to rescue Pyra after being pursued and kidnapped by Daniel and his cohorts and treats her injuries until she recovers. Pyra notices Ramon is a pyrokinetic like she is but his pyrokinetic powers are weaken and not concentrated enough due to his age. Pyra eventually use her powers which Ramon was surprised to see it was powerful than he is until it reveals that Pyra is his daughter before they keep a secret to Barbara after being told by Merly. Both father and daughter continues their work in the circus until they escape from Sirko's abusive and greedy daughter, Osang who is a knack for paying them some big money. Ramon eventually reunites with Barbara after she escaped from Daniel and Susan which Ramon reveals that Daniel was the one who plans to kill him several years ago due to his jealousy towards him for Barbara and also knows that Pyra is their daughter much to Barbara's happiness. Barbara decides to settle down in the other province with Ramon and Pyra by taking the roro cruise ship.
Cast and characters
- Lead cast
- Thea Tolentino as Pyra Lucente / Pyra del Fierro-Calida
- Jeric Gonzales as Jeffrey Calida
- Elle Ramirez as Cindy del Fierro
- Supporting cast
- Angelu de Leon as Merly Lucente
- Gladys Reyes as Susan del Fierro
- Ryan Eigenmann as Daniel del Fierro
- Roxanne Guinoo as Barbara del Fierro
- Polo Ravales as Tito
- Christopher Roxas as Ramon
- Tess Bomb as Lucinda
- Zandra Summer as Ena
- Teejay Marquez as Beto
- Janno Gibbs as Aidan
- Guest cast
- Bembol Roco as Ferman del Fierro
- DJ Durano as Cesar Lucente
- Maricel Morales as Loreta Calida
- Jenny Miller as Osang
- German Moreno as Sirko
- Rich Asuncion as Anna
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- Santiago, B.A. (December 6, 2013). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (November 25–December 1, 2013): Pyra finishes strong; Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas jumps to No. 1 slot". Retrieved March 1, 2018.
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