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Cain at Abel: Ang Probinsyano’s 11th Challenger

Coco Martin finds a familiar challenger yet again.

The last time Dingdong Dantes took on Coco Martin”s top-rating series ‘Ang Probinsyano’, he was unable to overcome said juggernaut. Dingdong’s ‘Alyas Robin Hood’ (season 2) only lasted a month before it was demoted to a later timeslot.

Now he teams up with Dennis Trillo in a new primetime series ‘Cain at Abel’. And in the lead-up to the series premiere, Dingdong himself conceded that ‘Ang Probinsyano’ is in a different league altogether and his only objective for ‘Cain at Abel’ is to keep loyal Kapuso viewers happy and excited regardless of ratings performance.

From GMA’s Public Relations team:

“‘Cain at Abel’ is an action-family drama about two brothers, Daniel (Dingdong) and Miguel (Dennis), who grew up in two very different worlds. As children, they were separated by fate. Daniel was raised comfortably in the city by his father. Miguel, on the other hand, was taken by his mother who later changed his name to Elias. They relocated to a poor fishing village where they struggled to make ends meet.

Years later, Daniel and Miguel/Elias were drawn together by their mutual affections: the father who brought them apart, the mother they yearn for, and the woman they both love.”

Solenn Heussaff (Abigail) and Sanya Lopez (Margaret) will play the respective love interests of Daniel and Miguel/Elias. The rest of the cast includes Eddie Gutierrez, Chanda Romero, Dina Bonnevie, Ronnie Henares, Tommy Abuel, Bing Pimentel, Renz Fernandez, Ervic Vijandre, Marc Abaya, Carlo Gonzalez, Boy 2 Quizon, Pauline Mendoza, Vince Vandorpe, Shyr Valdez, Leandro Baldemor, and Euwenn Aleta.

For the first few episodes of ‘Cain at Abel’, Yasmien Kurdi, Diana Zubiri, Gio Alvarez, Rafael Rosell, David Remo, Seth dela Cruz, and Ashley Cabrera will appear as younger versions of the lead characters. It will be directed by Don Michael Perez, Toto Natividad, and Mark Reyes.

If Dingdong’s prognostication were to be believed, it is clear that defeating ‘Ang Probinsyano’ is out of the question. The long-running series, as Dingdong said, is ‘in a different league’ now and for ‘Cain at Abel’ the aim now is to just make Kapuso viewers entertained.

So much for the ‘rivalry’. Anyway, good luck to ‘Cain at Abel’ as it gets underway this Monday.

‘Cain at Abel’ airs weeknights after ’24 Oras’ on GMA Telebabad.

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12 thoughts on “Cain at Abel: Ang Probinsyano’s 11th Challenger

  1. Pio Dose says:

    teka.. hindi nagjoin si Dennis sa The Cure ah, porke girlfriend niya si Jennylyn.. eh TOTGA ang huling show ni Dennis… kay Tom Rodriguez ung kasama ni Jen sa The Cure..

    • Well, desperado na kasi. Nag-try silang mag-counterprogram with Poor Senorita ni Regine dati, pero tinambak sila ni Cardo. Ngayon parang ‘fight fire with fire’ ang ginagawa nila.

  2. Anonymous says:

    On one hand, it seems they’ve given up on their dreams of beating Cardo and instead just want to present alternative programming. If they decide to keep their expectations low this time around and not have delusions of grandeur, who knows, this might last longer than the previous Cardo opponents.

    • I guess GMA got fed up at this point. Wala nang sense of competition. AP is just too strong for them. In essence, they’re just waiting for it end para lang makabalik sila sa dating gawi.

      • Dapat nakining na lang siya kay Dingdong at huwag na lang pakialam ang ratings nito. Total gusto lang nilang magpasaya ng tao so why not. Kaso ang utak pa rin ni Suzette ay ratings at competition. Hindi ba siya nahiya sa ginawa niya?

    • Wala na. Lahat ng offerings ng GMA to beat Cardo Dalisay are doomed to fail. Even from the premiere episode, alam na. Raise the white flag already. Despite the controversy, going strong pa rin si Cardo. Just fire Suzette. End of story.

      • Well, si Dingdong na ang nag-raise ng white flag. Total sinabi na niya na wala silang chance na matalo si Cardo at gusto lang nilang magpasaya ng mga manonood. Hintayin na lang nilang matapos ang AP before GMA decides to compete anew.

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