PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"GMA Network offers another original series that will definitely make viewers glued to their TV screens with the premiere of Love & Lies. It will replace Temptation of Wife beginning April 8 on GMA Telebabad.
"Love & Lies is a suspenserye and a fast-paced action-romance series topbilled by Richard Gutierrez. He plays the role of Edward, a highly decorated officer of the Philippine Navy. Richard returns to primetime after appearing in the successful drama and action series titled Makapiling Kang Muli. Playing his leading ladies are Michelle Madrigal as Cathy and Bela Padilla as Denise.
"The series also stars Sid Lucero, Paolo Contis, Neil Ryan Sese, Miguel Tanfelix, [as well as Protege winners] Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino. Completing the star-studded cast are Bobby Andrews, Melissa De Leon, Lloyd Samartino and Luz Valdez.
"In its 9-week run, Love & Lies promises its audience with full of unpredictable and breathtaking twists and turns.
"The series tells the story of Edward (Richard) who lives a perfect life with his wife Cathy (Michelle). As Cathy belonged to a wealthy family, her parents were against her having a relationship with a mere soldier. However, because of Edward's perseverance, Cathy's parents eventually accepted him as their son-in-law.
"Despite his work, Edward doesn't compromise his time with his family. He places his family and his wife on top of his list of priorities. In return, Cathy supports him in every step of the way.
"He is content living a simple yet peaceful life with his wife and friends. However, everything changes when he gets assigned to spearhead a naval operation and it suffers a casualty. Since he is the leader of the operation, Edward takes full responsibility of the tragedy. Because of what happened, the lover of the victim, Ricardo (Neil Ryan) vows to make life difficult for Edward.
"While contemplating on leaving the service, Edward's wife gets kidnapped. He will think that Ricardo is the mastermind of the kidnapping because he believes he carries a vendetta. With the help of the police and his best friend Gabby (Sid), they will try to look for Ricardo so they can get a lead on where Cathy is. In the process of looking for Ricardo, Edward crosses path with Ricardo's sister, Denise (Bela). She is also looking for her brother.
"However, when they finally get a lead where Ricardo is, they find him dead and Cathy is nowhere to be found. Edward becomes more determined in searching for his wife while Denise vows to find out who killed her brother.
"At some point in the story, Edward is set up and becomes the prime suspect in his wife's disappearance. Edward denies the allegation, and its only Denise who believes him.
"Edward becomes more and more determined in finding his wife to prove that he has nothing to do with the kidnapping. While he is searching, he is also being hunted by the police. Denise believes Edward is innocent and stays with him all through out. Denise never leaves his side and starts to fall for Edward.
"Who kidnapped Cathy? Will Edward still find his wife? Who is the mastermind of all the things that is happening to Edward? What further mysteries will Edward uncover while in the process of searching for his wife?
"Under the helm of director Mark Reyes and with the original concept by RJ Nuevas, Love & Lies shows how far a man will go to rescue his greatest love.
"The creative team is composed of Creative Director, Jun Lana; Creative Head, Jake Tordesillas; Creative Consultant, Denoy Navarro-Punio; Headwriter, Richard "Dode" Cruz; writers, Jules Katanyag, Christine Novicio, Luningning Ribay; and Brainstormers, RJ Nuevas, Liberty Trinidad, Lobert Vallela.
"Love & Lies, created by the GMA Drama Group, is supervised by the Officer-In-charge for Entertainment, Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno; AVP for Drama, Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager, Helen Rose S. Sese with Executive Producer, Leilani Feliciano-Sandoval.
"Love & Lies premieres April 8 on GMA Telebabad."
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Richard Gutierrez returns to primetime via suspenserye Love and Lies
by posted on April 2, 2013
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