Ella Cruz's character joins the world of mermaids in Aryana

In Aryana, Ella Cruz (left) plays a young girl who is separated from her human family and raised in the world of mermaids. She is joined in this fantaserye by Desiree del Valle (middle) and Chokoleit (right).

The magical "tail" of Aryana will make a splash this summer as ABS-CBN airs its newest fantaserye joining the roster of primetime drama shows.

Topbilled by 2008 FAMAS Best Child Actress Ella Cruz, the fantasy tale features the adventures of a typical teenager named Aryana (Ella) whose life is turned upside down on her 14th birthday as a dark curse turns her into a mermaid.

According to Ella, doing Aryana is a fulfillment of her ultimate dream. "It has always been my childhood dream to be an actress and to star in my own teleserye in ABS-CBN. When I saw Ate Julia [Montes] and Kathryn [Bernardo] doing their own shows, I told myself that I want to have my own someday," said the former Goin’ Bulilit child star. Ella recently made a mark among TV viewers for her portrayal as the young Cristine Reyes in the drama series Dahil sa Pag-ibig.


Ella added that Kapamilya viewers will surely enjoy the ride with Aryana as she takes everyone to the challenging world of humans and the colorful paradise of mermaids. Ella said that aside from its unique plot, this fantaserye will impart lessons to viewers. “Our show will also teach its viewers different lessons on family, love, and environmental awareness.”

Joining Ella in Aryana are Kapamilya stars Pokwang, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Tetchie Agbayani, Giselle Toengi, Rustica Carpio, Lotlot de Leon, Bianca Manalo, Chokoleit, Michelle Vito, David Chua, Boom Labrusca, Marvin Yap, Louise Abuel, and Paul Salas. It is under the direction of Erick Salud and Lino Cayetano.

ABS-CBN's Aryana will air its pilot episode on May 7 (Monday) as part of the Primetime Bida block.


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