ABS-CBN unveils 2015 shows: Alex Gonzaga to remake Maricel Soriano's Inday Bote; Richard Gomez-Dawn Zulueta to topbill Will Never Say Goodbye

by Lyn Luna Montealegre
Dec 4, 2014
Gerald Anderson and Shaina Magdayao (left frame) topbill ABS-CBN's upcoming teleserye Nathaniel. The 2015 remake of Inday Bote will feature Matteo Guidicelli, Alex Gonzaga and Kean Cipriano.

After 15 years, the well-loved teleserye Pangako Sa 'Yo will make a comeback in 2015.

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo will topbill the remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo, which previously starred Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa.

(Read: A "more mature" Kathniel promised in Pangako Sa'Yo; Jodi Sta. Maria cast as Amor while Angelica Panganiban plays Claudia)

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Apart from featuring the Kathniel tandem, expect explosive performances from the new Amor Powers played by Jodi Sta. Maira and Madam Claudia Buenavista portrayed by Angelica Panganiban.

In portraying Yna Macaspac, Kathryn reveals in an interview with ABS-CBN, “Marami akong kailangan pag-aralan. Marami pa akong kailangan i-improve. First time ko yung ganung ka-seryoso.”

Daniel, who will bring life to Angelo Buenavista, commented: “Kinikilabutan ako. Siyempre, Pangako Sa 'Yo. Tapos habang ginagawa namin yon, tuloy-tuloy lang ang music ng Pangako…'Parang ikaw, 'Oh My God! Ikaw na yon.'”

Viewers will be treated to a heavy drama fare with Will Never Say Goodbye that features the CharDawn love team of Dawn Zulueta and Richard Gomez.

(L-R) Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. From Instagram account of Richard Gomez.

Sam Concepcion, Jessy Mendiola and JC de Vera will also join the cast.

Another new show is the teleserye Nathaniel, which tackles the theme “pagmamahal sa kapwa.”

Gerald Anderson will act opposite Shaina Magdayao and Isabelle Daza in this upcoming primetime series. The show will also feature new child star Marco Masa and veteran actress Coney Reyes.

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The love team of Kapamilya comebacking stars Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal will be showcased in Flordeliza.

TV host-actress Alex Gonzaga takes the lead in the comedy series Inday Bote which is a “komiks” adaptation created by Pablo S. Gomez.

She will be joined in this show by Matteo Guidicelli and Kean Cipriano.

Alex will reprise the role originally portrayed by Maricel Soriano in the 1985 movie that also starred William Martinez and Richard Gomez.

In the original movie version, Maricel brought life to the tomboyish character who buys bottles and newspapers.

In a separate interview with ABS-CBN News, Alex said that she deliberately did not watch the original movie. “Sinabi nila huwag ko na daw muna po panoorin kasi baka magaya ko daw yung acting. Kasi medyo may konting iniba sa kwento.”

How does she feel about being chosen to fill in the shoes of the character originally portrayed by Maricel Soriano?

Alex admitted: “Siyempre [sobrang pressure] pero hindi ko na iniisip yun. Ang hirap nun dahil yung original talaga is Miss Maricel Soriano, the Diamond Star.

"Kapag inisip ko yun, baka forever na lang ako ma-pressure."

Alex says she wants to meet the original Inday Vargas, Maricel Soriano:

“Dati pa kasi nanonood ako nung mga sitcoms niya dati sa ABS. Gusto ko talaga siya ma-meet if given a chance.”

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The sequel to the 2011 box office hit Praybeyt Benjamin will also be featured in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival: Praybeyt Benjamin 2 that is topbilled by Vice Ganda and his new “love team” “Sir Chief” Richard Yap.

In a previous interview with PEP, Vice Ganda revealed that Kris Aquino, the star of rival MMFF entry Feng Shui 2, said that she is willing to concede to Praybeyt Benjamin since this movie features her son Bimby.

(Read: Vice Ganda says Kris Aquino told him: “Let's work na mag-No. 1 ang Praybeyt Benjamin. Number two na lang ang Feng Shui.")

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Gerald Anderson and Shaina Magdayao (left frame) topbill ABS-CBN's upcoming teleserye Nathaniel. The 2015 remake of Inday Bote will feature Matteo Guidicelli, Alex Gonzaga and Kean Cipriano.
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