Yasmien, Alden, ‘Mr. Sunshine’ power GMA primetime


    GMA unveils an all-new line-up of primetime shows beginning this September.

    Kicking off the network’s string of primetime offerings on September 9 is “Beautiful Justice” starring five of GMA’s most sought-after stars. Bea Binene stars as Kitkat, Gabbi Garcia is Brie, and Yasmien Kurdi is Alice, who are all brought together by the tragic death of their loved ones. Derrick Monasterio and Gil Cuerva take on the roles of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents Lance and Vin, respectively. The series tells the story of three women who will unite to track down the syndicate responsible and seek justice for everything they lost.

    On September 16, Alden Richards will once again showcase his acting calibre as he takes on the role of Sep – a visually-impaired fruit vendor in Divisoria who discovers his ability to see the past and the future. “The Gift” centers on hope, transformation, and inspiration. Directed by LA Madridejos, the drama also stars Elizabeth Oropesa, Mikee Quintos, Jo Berry, Rochelle Pangilinan, Betong Sumaya, Martin del Rosario, Thia Thomalla, Ysabel Ortega, Tetay, and Jean Garcia.

    For their first-ever primetime project, Ken Chan and Rita Daniela are teaming up for “millennial fairytale” called “One of the Baes.” Produced by GMA Public Affairs, it will showcase the ups and downs of our Filipino Seafarers through the story of Jowalyn (Rita) and Grant (Ken). Grant is a rich yet kindhearted environmental vlogger while Jowalyn is a brave woman who dreams of someday becoming the captain of a ship.

    Completing the Kapuso primetime slate is the top-rating Korean hit drama “Mr. Sunshine” which centers on a young boy who is born into slavery but escapes to the United States and returns to Joseon later as a United States Marine Corps officer. The much-awaited drama airs starting this week. It stars Hollywood actor Lee Byung Hun as Eugene Choi, who meets and falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter named Go Ae-sin, played by Kim Tae-ri. At the same time, he uncovers a plot by foreign forces to colonize Korea. To save his nation, he becomes an instrument in fighting for freedom, alongside the love of his life.

    Viewers should also look forward to the return of the much-loved, award-winning romance anthology “Wagas”— this time as a daily series airing. For its pilot episode, Sunshine Dizon and Mike Tan reunite on the small screen for “Throwback Pag-ibig.”

    Last but definitely not the least, GMA’s musical competition “The Clash” opens its doors once again to all talented Filipinos who want to become the country’s next singing sensation. Every Saturday and Sunday beginning September 21, witness the journey of the Top 64 contenders as they clash to fulfill their dreams. With Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz as the newest Clash Masters, they will be joined by returning judges Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, and Ai Ai delas Alas. Ken Chan and Rita Daniela are also set to add color to the show as “The Clash Journey” hosts.