Following the success of the afternoon soap Sinenovela Presents Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?, DirekJoel Lamangan shifts from drama to romantic-comedy with GMA-7's latest addition to its Telebabad Block, Adik Sa ‘Yo.
The award-winning director is known for his previous works with GMA-7 including Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita, Asian Treasures, Obra, and Sine Novelas, Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig, Una Kang Naging Akin, Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? He first took on a romantic-comedy project when he helmed GMA Films' and Regal Entertainment's Valentine offering, When I Met U. The Richard and KC-starrer ended up stunning success at the box-office earning a staggering P100 million during the course of its theatrical run.
Direk Joel has proven that he can not only make people laugh or cry, but he can also marry romance, comedy and drama and turn it into a feel-good project.
For this reason, the management of GMA-7 decided to entrust the original romantic comedy series, Adik Sa ‘Yo, starring Dennis Trillo, Jennica Garcia, Marvin Agustin, and Jolina Magdangal to the top-caliber director.
Adik Sa ‘Yo is also a reunion of sorts for the main cast with Joel Lamangan, except for Jolina, who hasn't had the privilege of working with the premier director. Dennis did Blue Moon and the acclaimed 2004 period piece Aishte Imasu 1941 with Direk Joel, while Jennica's last project with him was Sinenovela Presents: Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig. Meanwhile, Marvin last worked under his direction when he starred in the primetime drama Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita. All did remarkably well in terms of either ratings or box-office success, where much of the credit goes to Direk Joel's knack for filmmaking.
Currently, Direk Joel is busy taping Adik Sa ‘Yo, which will soon air on GMA Telebabad.