The threat is indeed real.
With the premiere of GMA fantaserye ‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’ later tonight, long-running ABS-CBN action series ‘Ang Probinsyano’ introduced a new slate of supporting actors that will add more color to an already endless story. They are:
- John Arcilla
- Angel Aquino
- Ejay Falcon
- Jhong Hilario
- Lito Lapid
- Mark Lapid
- Sid Lucero
- Long Mejia
- Mitch Valdes
These actors will join the main cast that features Coco Martin, Ms. Susan Roces, Yassi Pressman and Awra Briguela, among others. Ironically, John Arcilla was last seen in the just-concluded GMA fantaserye (and ‘Ang Probinsyano”s archrival) ‘Encantadia’, where he was cast as Hagorn.
The addition of new actors indicate that another fresh storyline for ‘Ang Probinsyano’ is about to take shape. After all, a new rival in ‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’ will come into play and the best way for the former to maintain viewer interest is to introduce new characters and plots to keep up with its latest adversary.
Speaking of ‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’, the sequel to the popular early 2000s fantaserye ‘Mulawin’ is 12 years in the making. The original series (led by Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin) became a huge hit when it first aired, and with the creation of the sequel, the bar is raised even higher.
‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’ will feature stars such as:
- Dennis Trillo (as Gabriel)
- Heart Evangelista (as Alwina)
- Carla Abellana (as Aviona)
- Tom Rodriguez (as Rodrigo)
- Lovi Poe (as Magindara)
- Regine Velasquez (as Sandawa)
- Bianca Umali (as Lawiswis)
- Derrick Monasterio (as Almiro)
- Bea Binene (as Anya)
- Miguel Tanfelix (as Pagaspas)
- Ariel Rivera (as Panabon)
- Chynna Ortaleza (as Reyna Rashana)
- David Licauco (as Malik)
- Dion Ignacio (as Siklab)
- Valerie Concepcion (as Tuka)
- Roi Vinzon (as Daragit)
- JC Tiuseco (as Tangos)
- Winwyn Marquez (as Ribery)
- TJ Trinidad (as Greco)
- Angelu de Leon (as Lourdes)
- Bobby Andrews (as Dionisio)
- Charee Pineda (as Savanna)
- Joko Diaz (as Antonio)
- Martin del Rosario (as Aramis)
- Kiko Estrada (as Rafael)
- Nova Villa (as Lola Elo)
Directors Dominic Zapata and Don Michael Perez will once again breathe life into ‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’, just as they did with the original ‘Mulawin’.
Heading into tonight, the challenge for ‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’ is a daunting one. ‘Ang Probinsyano’ has been a ratings juggernaut for nearly two years now and not even the efforts of its predecessor ‘Encantadia’ was enough to topple the former.
That said, the best chance for ‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’ might come from viewers who are becoming disenchanted with ‘Ang Probinsyano”s endlessly dragging storyline. With the latter’s new characters coming into play, this may be an opportunity for some to switch channels and watch something different and pleasing.
Still, with too many loyal viewers siding with ‘Ang Probinsyano’, the task will not be an easy one. So, good luck to GMA in their efforts to sway the momentum away from Coco Martin and company.