Indio – GMA Network’s most expensive TV series premieres tonight. The much awaited drama-fantasy series features the country’s top actors and actresses. Led by Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Jr. as Malaya/Simeon/Indio, this marks the actor’s first-ever primetime drama project.
In the series, the battle of the goddess Ynaguiguinid against the colonizers continues as she also fights for the life of her son. Before Ynaguiguinid cast her last breath, she finally passed her supernatural powers to her son.
Set in pre-colonial setting, the value of Indio’s beautiful story will impact everyone from different generations. Even today’s generation will find the theme appropriate — dignity earned by selfless sacrifice will definitely. Witness the eventful saga of a warrior as Indio unfolds on Philippine TV.
Some of the Philippines biggest stars form part of the cast that will make this series remarkable.
The Sanreals: Jennylyn Mercado as Esperanza Sanreal; Jackie Lou Blanco as Victoria Sanreal; Ramon Cristopher as Don Antonio Sanreal and Michael de Mesa as Juancho Sanreal
The gods and goddesses adds a level of fantasy to the series with: Rhian Ramos as Dian Magayon; Sarah Lahbati as YnaGuiguinid; Sam Pinto as Lidagat; Rachelle Anne Go as Libulan, Ehra Madrigal as Lihanghin; Ellen Adarna as Dalikmata; Paolo Paraiso as Adlaw; Will Devaughn as Barangaw; Steven Silva as Ribung Kilat, Kyle Jimenez as Santonillo and Solenn Heussaff as Lalahon.
Indio’s life is made exciting by the following: Taga-Ilaya which composes of Jomari Yllana as Tarong; Agot Isidro as Linang; Ronnie Lazaro as Waray Lupig; Sheena Halili as Mayang, Daria Ramirez as old Linang and Dante Rivero as old Tarong with Taga-Ilawod’s Melissa Mendez as Alicia; Vaness del Moral as Elena; Pekto as Pedro; John Feir as Juaning; Marco Alcaraz as Javier, Ping Medina as Diego and Robert Arevalo as Cosme.
In very special roles in the series are Maxene Magalona as Rosa; Bea Binene as the teen Rosa; Jillian Ward as the young Rosa; Alden Richards as Malaya/Simeon; Luis Alandy as Hangaway (Father of Malaya/Simeon); Bobby Andrews and Chinggoy Alonzo as Hernando; Lucho Ayala as the young Juancho; Carlos Morales as Mariano Sebastian; Princess Snell as the young Victoria Winwyn Marquez as Maria; Jon Achaval as Frayle Jacobe and Mark Gil as Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
With the production team’s dedication to its craft together with the guidance of historians from the University of the Philippines Dr. Vic Villan and Dr. Rolando Borrinaga, production designer Rodel Cruz and musical scorer Von de Guzman, Indio will be primetime’s most valuable offering.
INDIO, is created by the GMA Drama group, headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Officer-in-charge for Entertainment; Ma. Regina Magno, AVP for Drama; Camille Hermoso, Program Manager and Meann Regala, Executive Producer.
From the creative engineering of Suzette Doctolero,with the supervision of Jake Tordesillas and Jun Lana and under the helm of director Dondon Santos.
INDIO premieres tonight, January 14, on GMA’s stronger and bigger Telebabad block.